Mermaid and Pirate (Hardcover)

Mermaid and Pirate By Tracey Baptiste, Leisl Adams (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tracey Baptiste, Leisl Adams (Illustrator)
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A mermaid and a pirate build a friendship through kindness, empathy, and shared adventure in this heartwarming picture book by New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste, with bright, bold illustrations by Leisl Adams.
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Mermaid and Pirate cannot understand each other. They speak different languages and come from different worlds. But they’re quick to lend a hand, or a tail, when the sky grows stormy and waters get rough, and a friendship is born. Sometimes kindness and generosity speak louder than words.

About the Author

Tracey Baptiste is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous middle-grade novels, including Minecraft: The Crash, The Jumbies series, and African Icons, and has made a splash with her picture books Looking for a Jumbie and Because Claudette. You can visit her online at

Leisl Adams is a director, storyboard Artist and illustrator. She is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel Batter Royale, for young adults. You can visit her online at

Praise For…

"Brimming with sweetness, the illustrations add a Disney aesthetic to this simple tale of the burgeoning bond between two very different friends...A winsome tale of unexpected friendship."—Kirkus Reviews

“Created with a pleasing palette, the illustrations have an appealing, cartoonlike simplicity…well worded and concise, the text tells the story of a friendship overcoming obstacles.” Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781643750774
ISBN-10: 1643750771
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English