The Mermaid and the Shoe

Author(s): Kids Can Press Staff; K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)


In this delightful picture book, Minnow seems to be the only one of King Neptune's fifty mermaid daughters who has no particular skill or accomplishments. That is, except for her persistence in asking many, many questions. 'Why don't crabs have fins?' 'Where do bubbles go?' 'What lies beyond the kingdom?' But one day, as Minnow is drifting in the ocean all alone, a single red woman's shoe, 'the loveliest thing she'd ever seen,' floats toward her seemingly from out of nowhere. Never having seen a shoe before, Willow becomes intrigued by what it might be. When no one in the kingdom can tell her, she sets off on a quest to find out and, along the way, uncovers answers to many of the things that have been vexing her, including what her true purpose is! Award-winning author and illustrator K. G. Campbell beautifully captures the watery world of his mermaids with soft blues and greys, long hair rippling in the currents and lots of bubbles. Young readers will chuckle knowingly at Minnow's mi

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781554537716
  • : Kids Can Press, Limited
  • : Kids Can Press, Limited
  • : April 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kids Can Press Staff; K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback
  • : K G Campbell
  • : 813/.6
  • : 32
  • : colour illustrations