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In a delightful and hopeful tale, this beautifully-illustrated story tackles a timely and important environmental issue and how to solve it through the help of community.

Recommended for ages 4-9 and lovers of the oceans and mermaids of all ages.


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Fun and important book!

Jemma and the Mermaid's Call is a wonderful story of a plucky and high spirited mermaid who loves the natural abundance of her underwater world. When confronted with a mountain of trash that darkens and threatens her home in the sea, she brings in all of the denizens of the sea to solve the problem. This delightful, beautifully illustrated tale has an important environmental message for children, highlighting this very real issue but also containing a can-do spirit and hopeful outcome. This is definitely a must read book!

- Kirsten Levinsohn, Executive Director, New Haven Reads

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Wonderful story with a message of hope for the oceans!

OMG! My book just arrived and I love it!!! The story is a perfect balance of fun and imagination while also being informative and hopeful! The illustrations are gorgeous! I’m gifting it to my nephew, my grandnephews, my son’s teachers and so many others.

- Sara

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Reviewed in the United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ on March 10, 2023

A fun and impactful story of how we can all do our part to show love to the ocean! Not only is the message and vocabulary fantastic, but the illustrations are just stunning. My niece and nephew are completely enamored with the story of Jemma. Can't recommend highly enough!

- a mom

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Reviewed in the United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ on March 8, 2023

Wonderful story with a message of hope for the oceans!

A perfect book that helps young children understand the global problem of trash and plastic pollution in our oceans, but also empowers them to tackle it and plants the seed of hope! In colorful and gorgeously illustrated pages, we follow Jemma, a spunky mermaid, and her discovery of massive heaps of trash in her beautiful ocean home. Jemma, with the help of her sea community, spearheads the effort to clean up their marine home together. The author showcases the glory of the ocean and gently encourages us all to do our part, big or small, to restore this natural wonder and prevent more trash from entering the sea. As an environmental lawyer who works on complex marine debris issues, this beautiful book has inspired me to heed Jemma’s call. I now pick up trash when I walk my dog, and it sure feels good to do something so simple and easy to help keep our oceans and earth clean. Both younger and older readers alike will love this important book.

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Reviewed in the United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ on March 13, 2023

Not only does my 4 year old son LOVE this book ("Mama, let's read THIS book AGAIN"), but I love it as well!

When he and I started reading it, we didn't know where it would lead. We were both delighted with its surprise twists and turns.

I love children's books in general, and children's books with a timely-yet-hopeful message are certainly a top choice. This is a beautiful story with a beautiful message -- of protecting our planet, of working together in community, of timely action. And we don't even have to be by the ocean to heed Jemma's call of cleaning our beloved Earth -- we can do it anywhere!

It is so fun to walk the beaches, trails, and neighborhoods and pick up trash together, in part thanks to Jemma. A must read.

- Caitlin

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Reviewed in the United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ on March 11, 2023

A great storyline with an important environmental message! Wonderfully illustrated! A must for anyone who loves mermaids, the ocean and the environment.

- Goldie

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