Mermaid Warrior Squad
by Karin Adams
illustrated by Janine Carrington
Shy Dylan arrives at a summer arts camp and immediately bonds with outgoing Coral over the aquatic theme of the camp and a love of comic books. The two girls plan a comic about lifeguards who are transformed into mermaids and fight for eco-justice in the sea. The mermaid warriors become Dylan and Coral's alter egos. But when Coral's in-your-face behavior draws the attention of the camp mean girls and a boy who is determined to prank the camp's final show, Dylan has a decision to make. Should she stay behind the scenes, or should she channel her inner mermaid warrior to save Coral and the show?
Using illustrations throughout, this book combines humorous text with an exciting comic-book adventure.
About the Authors
KARIN ADAMS is the author of Frostbite Hotel, Lights! Curtains! Cows!, No TV? No Fair!, and My Best Friend Is a Viral Dancing Zombie. She shares her passion for creative writing with young people through Manitoba's Artists in the Schools program and in her popular library workshops. Karin has also worked as an instructor at the University of Winnipeg. She lives in East St. Paul, Manitoba.
JANINE CARRINGTON specializes in illustration. She was taught the basics of drawing at an early age by her father and continued her artistic education at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, and Ontario College of Art and Design. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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