Soraya and the Mermaid (hardcover) Trade Book

Written By Salima Alikhan
Illustrated by Jen Naalchigar, Atieh Sohrabi
Critically Reviewed
It’s not easy being the weirdest kid in fourth grade. Soraya finds her escape reading comic books about a space superhero who saves the day. But everything changes when Soraya’s class goes on a field trip to an aquarium. Is that really a mermaid in the big tank, talking to Soraya and asking for her help? Can Soraya rise to the occasion and save the day like her superhero idol?
  1. Hardcover
    Price $15.95
SKU WW-NL5475
ISBN 9781478868156
Lexile level 570L
Language English
SKU WW-NL5475
ISBN 9781478868156
Lexile level 570L
Series Reycraft Books
Language English
BISAC Subject Headings Mermaids
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
Juvenile Fiction / Readers / Chapter Books
Mermaids
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
Juvenile Fiction / Readers / Chapter Books
Price $15.95
Author & Illustrator

Salima Alikhan

Salima Alikhan has been a writer and illustrator for fourteen years. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she writes and illustrates children’s books. She's also a college English and creative writing professor. When she went on school field trips as a child, she liked to imagine what sorts of creatures might be lurking in some of those fun places. She wrote stories and drew pictures about those creatures, and loves that she still gets to do that. Her books and art can be found online at www.salimaalikhan.net.

Atieh Sohrabi & Jennifer Naalchigar

Atieh Sohrabi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives in New York City with her family. She started her career in industrial design before switching to a new path in illustrations. Her first illustrated book, published in 2002, received first prize in the 5th Tehran International Biennale Illustration. Since then, her books have appeared in exhibitions and museun1s around the world, winning numerous international awards.

Jennifer Naalchigar is an illustrator based in Hertfordshire, England. She has a love for quirky characters and funny stories and enjoys experimenting vvith digital brushes. Jen can often be found doodling with her tablet in her local coffee shop. She also enjoys reading picture books to her daughter. She works in children's and educational publishing and particularly enjoys projects featuring adventurous and clever heroines, just like Estelle!

Reviews

“A sweet story of a forming friendship and how there are positives to being different.” –Kirkus Reviews

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