A mythical tale that will enrich a child's imagination and immerse them in Charleston, South Carolina's magical low-country coastal landscape and marine life. The Lost Mermaid is a sweet story that can teach a 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 lessons are learned at Shem Creek about cultural diversity that children can learn, too, and apply throughout life's journey. A glossary at the end of the story further defines all the little sea creatures the reader will meet.
Jan gives an overview of the book:
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....
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, lavendar, and green. Oh life beneath the sea had been very serene....UNTIL