It’s the last day of the holidays. Pearl walks along the beach and finds something extraordinary in the sand – a pair of mermaid shoes. Pearl tries on the shoes, which in fact are scuba flippers. They fit perfectly. She really is a mermaid. Back home, Pear l wears her mermaid shoes everywhere. The children at school laugh at her but she’s not discouraged. She makes a fishy mermaid tail and sets off to find the sea. After much searching, Pearl finds a different kind of home just right for a young mermaid – th e city fountain. A tender and gently inspirational story. This delightful picture book quietly captures the heart.