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Bad Mermaids Meet The Witches

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Written by: Sibéal Pounder
Illustrated by: Jason Cockcroft and Laura Ellen Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Bad Mermaids illustrated by Jason Cockcroft, Witches illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson

Once every one hundred years, the mermaids of the Hidden Lagoon and the witches of Sinkville get together for a party! The Top Witch greets the Mermaid Queen, who is wheeled through the streets of Sinkville in a bathtub. Mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda can’t wait to meet a real witch, but when Tiga is unexpectedly sucked down the plughole into the Hidden Lagoon before the celebrations even start, things start to go magically, marvellously, megalodon-sharkally WRONG.

Sibéal Pounder brings together the characters from her brilliant, bonkers, bestselling WITCH WARS and BAD MERMAIDS series for a once in a lifetime World Book Day adventure.

    About the Author

    Sibéal Pounder

    Sibéal Pounder previously worked for the Financial Times, where she researched the How To Spend It section and wrote the For Goodness’ Sake column – interviewing everyone from Veronica Etro to Vivienne Westwood. As well as Bad Mermaids, she writes about fabulous witches and feisty fairies in Witch Wars, her first and much loved series for Bloomsbury. Witch Wars has sold over 50,000 copies and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award.

    Website: www.sibealpounder.com
    Twitter: @Sibealpounder 
    Instagram: @Sibealpounder

    About the Illustrators

    Jason Cockcroft

    Jason Cockcroft graduated from Falmouth School of Art in 1994 and has been working as an illustrator of children’s books ever since. He won the Blue Peter Book Award for his work on Geraldine McCaughrean’s retelling of A Pilgrim’s Progress and was the illustrator on the original covers of the final three Harry Potter novels.

    Twitter: @littlyellow
    Instagram:@littlyellow

    Laura Ellen Anderson

    Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children’s book author and illustrator with an increasing addiction to coffee (that is when she’s not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters). She spends every waking hour creating and drawing and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible.

    Website: www.lauraellenanderson.co.uk
    Twitter: @Lillustrator
    Instagram: @laura_ellen_anderson

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