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Story Time with Author Nancy Sakaduski

  • Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Parkway Bethany Beach, DE, 19930 United States (map)
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Wednesday, July 11th Story Time

Theme: Author Nancy Sakaduski will be reading her book, "The Mermaid in Rehoboth Bay"
Time: Wednesday, July 11th @ 10am
Perfect for ages 2-6.

No sign up required.


The Mermaid in Rehoboth Bay

A storm has hit coastal Delaware and washed a young mermaid named Nibi across land and into Rehoboth Bay, separating her from her family, friends, and ocean home. Terra, a young girl who lives nearby, is afraid of the water, so she misses out on swimming with her friends and wading in the bay to collect shells. The two discover each other, become friends, and find a way to solve their problems together.

The Mermaid in Rehoboth Bay is a story that celebrates the beauty of the sea and tidal areas and depicts two strong female characters who are able to confront their fears and achieve their goals on their own. Great care has been taken to depict realistic, age-appropriate child-like characters that readers will identify with. The story addresses themes of friendship, girl empowerment, respect for differences, love of nature, and overcoming fears to achieve your goals.

Children will love the highly detailed illustrations that depict two parallel story lines–one that follows a girl who lives near the sea but is afraid of the water, and one that follows a child-like mermaid who finds herself far from home. There are no Prince Charming saviors here, no adults swooping in to save the day. The child characters work out a solution together. And while there are many lessons to be learned, young readers will discover them on their own.

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