Eleven-year-old Bailey believes in miracles. She has to; it will take a miracle to keep her warring parents together. This summer they are at a Marriage Counselling camp, leaving Bailey and her little brother Kevin with their estranged grandmother in the island town of Felicity Bay.
The people of Carrick Island have been whispering behind Neen’s back ever since her father drowned and her mother disappeared. The townspeople say her mother was a merrow and has returned to the ocean.
A little girl follows her dream of becoming a mermaid after finding “mermaid shoe” scuba flippers on the beach, a pursuit that has her searching for the sea at the local aquarium, at a river in town, and elsewhere.
Greek frescos, primitive African paintings, Irish pub signs, and illuminated manuscripts adorn twelve immortal mermaid tales from a wide range of cultures, gracefully told anew and dramatically illustrated in the style of each story’s native country.
Fourteen-year-old Riko manages to get her delicate older sister Sif and herself to their remote Pacific island home, where an American scientist who falls in love with Sif and discovers her connection with an underwater race creates complications in Riko’s life.