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The Only Mermaid

Making Room For Someone New

Lisa Ann Scott, Amberin Huq (Illustrator)


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Yara loves being the only mermaid in the lagoon where she plays with her friends all day. That is, until another mermaid arrives—and she wants to play, too. Can Yara adjust to no longer being the only mermaid?

Dive into a world full of colorful sea creatures and experience joyful mermaid games in this important story about the value of kindness and friendship!
Yara’s lagoon is full of beautiful sights, from her cozy cave to the shining moon. If you look closely, you’re sure to spot seahorses, jellies, dolphins, a turtle, an octopus, and even a whale among Yara’s friends. It’s no wonder the new mermaid, Devya, wants to stay and play! Yara struggles with all the changes brought on by the new arrival and misses the days when she was the only mermaid, but she may soon learn that there’s more to Devya than she first thought.
By creating an enchanting mermaid world, Lisa Ann Scott’s dynamic text helps young readers understand feelings of jealousy and loneliness while teaching them to be kind, communicative, and generous with new friends.

Sky Pony, 9781510758414, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2021

About the Author

Lisa Ann Scott is a former TV news producer, reporter, and anchor who currently works as a voiceover artist when she isn’t busy writing. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two kids. HarperCollins published her first middle grade novel, School of Charm, in 2014. She has another middle grade novel titled Back on the Map, which was published by Sky Pony Press in 2017, and her early chapter book series, Enchanted Pony Academy, The Wish Fairy, and Mermaids to the Rescue are all published by Scholastic.