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The Secret Mermaid: Book 9
by Sue Mongredien
The penguins have mysteriously disappeared from the icy seas and the mermaids are worried – where can they be? Molly and her mermaid friend, Phoebe, search everywhere. Could the Dark Queen be behind the trouble?
“If you have a child who is just mastering reading then one of the first authors to look to these days is Sue Mongredien.”
The Book Bag
Sue Mongredien read English at Leeds University. After graduating, Sue worked as an editor of children's books before leaving to travel around the world. She now lives in Brighton with her partner and three children and is a full-time writer. She has had over 60 books published.
Visit www.suemongredien.co.uk/ to find out more.
A delicious series and one that is unapologetically girlie. The characters are enchanting and, like all Sue’s books, the attention to detail in her description is utterly perfect.
If you have a child who is just mastering reading then one of the first authors to look to these days is Sue Mongredien. In every book she delivers exactly what the emerging reader needs. Firstly and most importantly, it's always a good, exciting story and Penguin Peril is no exception. There's excitement, suspense and mystery – exactly what the young reader needs. They have to get the idea that reading is fun!
The Book Bag book reviews website
This book isn't as pink and glittery as I expected from the cover. It's an adventure quest where Molly, a girl who secretly turns into a mermaid and drops into a magical world, helps save ocean creatures from the Dark Queen using special powers granted to her by a pendant. The characters in the book are well drawn; particularly Molly, whose bravery prevents disaster. It's a great story (I loved the pendant with its sea-creature powers). I think a hungry 7+ girl reader would devour it. This is a story for readers already growing in confidence, supported by plenty of illustrations that nicely complement the narrative.
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