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7+years

Secret Beast Club: The Mer-People of Crystal Pier

Author: Robin BirchIllustrator: Jobe Anderson

This magical story will appeal to young mythology fans who love strange creatures. Inspired by Pablo Fanque, the first Black circus owner in Britain, it will amuse and delight. Sparkling throughout like a mer-person’s tail are a trail of historical facts, ocean conservation warnings and comically expressive illustrations.

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  • Own Voice
  • Black representation
  • Single parent
  • Mixed-heritage representation
  • Black/brown representation
  • Diverse cast
  • Challenges gender stereotypes