The Lost Mermaid~A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree is a beautifully illustrated children’s book that contains water color images, painted with a bold sense of color and light.
This mythical tale will enrich your child’s imagination and immerse them in South Carolina’s magical low-country coastal landscape and marine life. The Lost Mermaid is a sweet story that can teach your child valuable life lessons about the danger of judging others by appearance or language. The Shem Creek sea friends have spurned Lily because of her many differences, but when the Jamboree is in imminent danger, Lily performs a magical feat that saves the day. By embracing her differences and discovering the greatness within, important social values are learned at Shem Creek about cultural diversity that your child can learn, too, and apply throughout life’s journey.
About the author:
Jan DiRuzzo has had a lasting passion for literature, particularly fantasy, and has taught writing and literature at both the secondary and college level. While kayaking with the dolphins along Shem Creek, she became inspired by the diversity of life both on and off shore and wove these themes together to share with young readers in her recent series, entitled The Lost Mermaid~A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree and The Lost Mermaid~Return to the Raspberry Kingdom.
About the Artist:
Dave Sullins has been a painter and print maker for over 20 years.
About the Graphics Editor:
Joe DiRuzzo, a retired electrical engineer, was a systems architect for the US Navy, designing computer systems and displays for submarines. Joe now shares his design talents and technical expertise with authors and illustrators, resolving artistic-technical format and graphics issues.