The Mermaid Moon

by Briony May Smith (Author)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

In this magical picture book perfect for all young mermaid lovers, two best friends--one who lives on land, the other in the water--share an exciting adventure on the night of the Mermaid Moon: the one time each year mermaids can leave the sea.

Once, there were two best friends. One was from the sea, a mermaid named Merrin, and one was from the land, a human named Molly. Of course Merrin has never been to Molly's house; how can she visit when she must stay underwater? But then comes the night of the Mermaid Moon, when sea creatures can fly through the air! And this year, Merrin is finally old enough to join in. Together she and Molly visit the Mermaid Moon festival, eat ice cream, and ride on a swing in Molly's backyard. But when it is time for Merrin to leave--the moon is sinking toward the sea--she is unable to get down from a tree the girls have climbed. And if she doesn't get back home before the moon sets, the Mermaid Moon magic will disappear from the earth forever.

Here is a delightful and dramatic picture book that makes every girl's dream of being friends with a mermaid come true!

Kirkus Reviews

Molly is an uncomplicated character, defined by her love of Merrin, evidenced by jars of sea ephemera in her bedroom. Close to enchanting but not quite. 
Briony May Smith
Briony May Smith is the creator of Margaret's Unicorn, which has been licensed in ten countries and also appeared on the Indie bestseller list. Her other books published in the US include Imelda and the Goblin King, which the Wall Street Journal called enchantingly illustrated. She lives in the UK. Visit her at
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Guided Reading Level
Anne Schwartz Books
Publication date
October 20, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV066000 - Juvenile Fiction | Mermaids
Library of Congress categories

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