This mythical tale will enrich your child’s imagination and immerse them in South Carolina’s magical low-country coastal landscape and marine life. The Lost Mermaid is a sweet story that can teach your child valuable life lessons about the danger of judging others by appearance or language. The Shem Creek sea friends have spurned Lily because of her many differences, but when the Jamboree is in imminent danger, Lily performs a magical feat that saves the day. By embracing her differences and discovering the greatness within, important social values are learned at Shem Creek about cultural diversity that your child can learn, too, and apply throughout life’s journey.
A Story of Diversity and Acceptance
Read Alone: 6 - 12
Read Together: 0 - 5
The Lost Mermaid~A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree is a beautifully illustrated children's book that contains water color images, painted with a bold sense of color and light.
See the crystal underwater caves where Lily lived.
Meet the sea friends-- Loggerhead Turtles, Dolphins, Bobby the Blowfish, Sammy the Seahorse, and many more.
Attend the Jamboree and watch dolphins dance while Lily performs her magical feat.
Visit the underwater world where mermen live.
Feel the excitement as Lily gazes at the fireworks.
On a creek called Shem,
down the beach and around the bend
sat a lonely little mermaid upon a glistening throne,
carved by the sea from rainbow-colored stone.
The Adventure Begins
She had lived with her mother, father, friends and brother, Finn,
in a place far away from the creek called Shem,
down the beach and around the bend
in pink crystal caves beneath the sea,
surrounded by fan coral fences and anemones,
all laced in raspberry, lavender, and green.
Oh, life beneath the sea had been very serene….
Who says there are no modern day heroes? Lily doesn't realize her own strength until she
meets other sea creatures who are delightfully presented in this enchanting book. Through her
experiences in accepting others, Lily finds her strength and her ability to overcome life's
challenges. Lily evolves in character and this reader fell in love with her developed persona. The book contains whirlwind actions, which entertain the child. I'm sure children will recognize Lily as a modern day hero."
Teacher and book lover
The book is just great--a meaningful story and really beautiful illustrations . I like reinforcing to
children the idea that someone who is different might turn out to be a special friend and one who can help in time of need. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with the young.
"Subtly brilliant." Those are the words I said a few minutes ago after reading THE LOST
MERMAID. Jan, this book is wonderful at so many levels. I immediately found myself reading it
aloud, complete with arm and facial choreography! I love the way you end it, too. Lily doesn't
find her parents during the story. I think that brings a greater depth to it. What the kids
(including us old ones) are left with is hope rather than overall certainty. The only things that
ring with certainty are enduring love, beauty and compassion -- yes, Keats good old, "Truth
is beauty and beauty truth, that is all ye know and all ye need to know." Whether or not
Lily ever finds her family and friends, we know she will be alright because now she's safe and not alone. But simultaneously we also feel very optimistic she WILL find them.
Love your website and the introduction to the adventures of Lily.
Our granddaughters loved you story book.
WOW! We love your book "The Lost Mermaid!" It is a great story. Good job!
Grace and Melody LaPointe
We just began selling The Lost Mermaid in our store and absolutely love the story! However the cliff-hanger at the end is unbearable, will there be a follow up on Lily's story?
The Lost Mermaid is a delighful story,with beautiful illustrations.
The book is so cute and is such great quality. I want to thank you for that nice note you wrote in the book to Lily it was sweet and such a special touch. I really appreciate that you took the time to do that..
The Lost Mermaid books are mythical tales that will enrich your child’s imagination while teaching valuable life lessons.
The Lost Mermaid
Return to the Raspberry Kingdom
Join Lily in her second adventure, as she and her new friends from Shem Creek embark on a magical journey to find her home in the Raspberry Kingdom. Currents and tides become amusement park rides that carry them into fun and suspenseful encounters.
A monkey in the middle of the sea--Could it be?
A sunken treasure--Arrr! A Pirate's pleasure!
But the tide turns. Her best friend disappears, and Lily comes face-to-face with a Giant Octopus bully.
Readers learn that small acts of kindness can change even an underwater world and inspire more kindness and smiles. During the journey to the Raspberry Kingdom, children experience the magic of friendship, gentle approaches to bullies they meet, and the power of working together as a team.
Travel to Monkey Isle and meet Monroe, a wise old monkey, who shows Lily and her friends a map to the Raspberry Kingdom
Experience life in the Big Black Trench where Lily meets a giant octopus and Priscilla, the Pink Meanie.
Help Lily and her friends recover a treasure chest filled with magic stones.
Listen as Captain Tybee, a friendly pirate, tells Lily the tale of the Flying Dragon, a sunken three-masted galleon, filled with treasure.
Celebrate with Lily as she arrives at the Raspberry Kingdom and is reunited with her family and friends.
The Lost Mermaid~Return to the Raspberry Kingdom is a beautifully illustrated children's book that contains water color images, painted with a bold sense of color and light. It will be available in stores in mid June 2013.