The Mermaid in the Millpond


by Strange, Lucy, Smy, Pam | Children’s, Teenage & educational
Published 06/01/2022 by Barrington Stoke Ltd in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 88 pages, 14 Illustrations, black and white

ISBN: 9781800900493 Category:


History and myth entwine in this atmospheric tale of freedom and friendship from bestselling author Lucy Strange and acclaimed illustrator Pam Smy.

Bess has left the London workhouse behind for a job at a rural cotton mill. But life at the mill is hard and cruel – a far cry from the fresh start Bess hoped for. The only way to survive is to escape, but the mill is like a prison with no way out.

Meanwhile, rumours are spreading about a vicious creature that lurks in the millpond. Bess is sure it’s all nonsense, until one night she sees something stir in the murky water.

But is it really a monster that lives in the depths of the pond? Or a creature trapped and alone, just like Bess, desperate to escape …

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Weight 0.152 kg