The Singing Mermaid

Author(s): Julia Donaldson; Lydia Monks (Illustrator)

Picture Books

Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home.


The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and a gorgeously glittery cover, this story is loved by children and parents alike.


Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

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Did you ever go to Silversands on a sunny summer's day? Then perhaps you saw the mermaid who sang in the deep blue bay.

A tip-top adventurous ballad which will hold its readers captive." -- Guardian " ...a delightful rhyming adventure." -- Daily Mail

Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Smarties Prize.

General Fields

  • : 9781447210856
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Macmillan
  • : May 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : September 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julia Donaldson; Lydia Monks (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : Illustrated edition
  • : Lydia Monks
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 32
  • : chiefly col. Illustrations