Synopses & Reviews
While vacationing in Scotland, Zeta encounters a rather unusual fellow. He's a terrific swimmer. He chats with seals. And he has a fishtail.
Zeta meets a merman.
With his gleaming, silvery scales, Marinus is definitely not you average summer friend. Who else could show Zeta how to swim, take her for a dip with some basking sharks and painlessly teach her everything from astronomy to French? So, while her parents try to figure out why she now refuses to eat mackerel, Zeta has the adventure of her life. And as her summer ends, Zeta knows she'll miss Marinus terribly.
Luckily, Marinus has one last surprise in store for Zeta -- one that will last a lifetime...
With good humor, charm, and a splash of magic, The Merman is the tale of a fantastic friendship by the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, Dick King-Smith.
About the Author
Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestshire, England. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing the children's books that have received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Among his well-loved novels are Babe: The Gallant Pig, Harry's Mad, Martin's Mice, and Three Terrible Trins.
Mr. King-Smith lives in a seventeenth-century cottage near Bristol, England.