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Lilly and Fin

A Mermaid's Tale

Cornelia Funke, Inc. LatschLit (Translated by)


List Price: 9.99*
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The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart returns with a chapter book full of mischief, heart, and kid mermaids!
These mermaid friends are fishing for trouble!
Lilly and Fin are merpups—mermaid kids—who love to play and explore the caves outside the mermaid city. They aren’t really supposed to leave the city, but that’s what makes it so much fun! Surely all those stories about Two-Legs (you know, humans) and sea monsters are just made up to scare young merpups.
Little do they know, a real live human couple is on the hunt for a mermaid to add to their collection of rare sea creatures. If Two-Legs exist, what about sea monsters?
With fun full-color illustrations by the author herself, this adventure is sure to capture all two-legged chapter-book readers!
“Cornelia Funke . . . has written her way into the hearts and imaginations of audiences worldwide.”—Clive Barker, Time magazine

Praise For Lilly and Fin: A Mermaid's Tale

"An entertaining story with sly humor and an old-fashioned vibe." —Kirkus Reviews

"Short chapters, plenty of illustrations, and fast-paced action." —School Library Journal 

"An adventurous plot and entertaining dialogue in a story rounded out with imaginative details." —Booklist

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9781524701017, 96pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2017

About the Author

CORNELIA FUNKE is the New York Times bestselling author of many magical novels for children, including The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and Inkheart. She is also the author of the charming chapter books Emma and the Blue Genie, The Pirate Pig, and Ruffleclaw. Once named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine, Cornelia was born in Germany and lives with her family in California. Visit to find out more.