Mermaid Curse: The Silver Dolphin
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Lizzy Baxter is thrilled when her family moves to Cornwall � she's always loved the beach. Lizzy doesn't realise, but she has a special connection with the sea � and the mysterical mermaids and silver dolphins who swim there. But there's much more to the beautiful blue-green world than magic. The evil sea queen is plotting to steal something precious � something that belongs to Lizzy.
The Mermaid Curse quartet is a perfect blend of fantasy and reality for readers aged 8�10.
Sandall. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys singing (and playing various instruments), cooking, gardening, ‘messing about on the beach’ and – just to make sure she keeps busy – is also treasurer of her local Royal National Lifeboat Institution branch. Visit Louise at her own website at louisecooper.com Books by Louise Cooper Sea Horses series in reading order Sea Horses The Talisman Gathering Storm The Last Secret Mermaid Curse series in reading order The Silver Dolphin The Black
else. ‘Oh, it must be this.’ She crossed the room and picked up the spiral shell that Kes had given to Lizzy. ‘Wow, it’s enormous! Where did you get it?’ ‘I – found it on the beach,’ Lizzy lied. Her heart had started to beat uncomfortably fast. Rose grinned. ‘Remember when we used to hold shells against our ears, to see if we could hear the sea? Bet you can hear it with this one!’ She made to put the shell to her own ear, but Lizzy darted forward and snatched it out of her hand. ‘No, don’t!’
glimmer of silver showed on the side of one, and through the water she heard the dolphins whistling to each other. The knowledge that they were there was very reassuring. After a while Kes turned and headed towards the surface. Lizzy went after him, and moments later their heads bobbed up into air and sunlight. She was astonished to see how far they had swum. The bay was out of sight, hidden behind a jutting headland. All she could see were the rocky outlines of the coast stretching away towards
Land’s End. And the sea. For a moment she was frightened – it looked so vast and endless that it made her feel like a tiny helpless speck. But then she remembered what Kes was – and what she was – and the fear went away. Kes pointed along the coast. ‘See those rocks reaching out into the water? That’s where we’re going. If you look hard, you can make out the cave entrance.’ Lizzy peered, blinking water from her eyes. Just beyond the rocks, a narrow fissure showed in the cliffs. ‘Mother will be
manner of sea trinkets. On the couch sat a mermaid. She had blue-black hair that fell in a shining curtain to her waist, and eyes as green and brilliant as emeralds. Around her shoulders she wore a regal cloak of woven seaweed, and there were rings on her fingers and more sea-jewels at her wrists and throat. She was as beautiful as the cave, but there was a cruel edge to her lovely face as she stared at a circlet that she held in her hands. The circlet was made of gold, and round its edge, evenly