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Lucy Courtenay

  • 4 stars across 37 books
Lucy Courtenay has officially been writing children's fiction since 1999, and unofficially for a lot longer than that. Her desk drawers are full of half-finished stories waiting for the right moment to emerge and dance around her study in a shower of exuberant paperclips. Her latest books indulge her love of teenage romance:  The Kiss   is published by Hodder, with  Movie Night  and  Girl at Sea   coming in 2018.
6th February 2020

Mermaid School

It is Marnie Blue's very first day at Lady Sealia Foam’s Mermaid School, and she's terrified. What if she can't make any... MoreMermaid School

(13 reviews) Review
4th February 2021

Mermaid School: All Aboard!

Marnie Blue is so excited! She is going on a school trip to see the legendary palace of Queen Maretta with all her frien... MoreMermaid School: All Aboard!

(13 reviews) Review
1st September 2022

Mermaid School: The Spooky Shipwreck

Marnie Blue and her school friends are spending the weekend at CORAL, an activity centre in Mermaid Lagoon. There will b... MoreMermaid School: The Spooky Shipwreck

(13 reviews) Review
2nd September 2021

Mermaid School: Save Our Seas!

Marnie Blue is shocked when lots of plastic rubbish starts to appear in Mermaid Lagoon. It's causing all sorts of proble... MoreMermaid School: Save Our Seas!

(11 reviews) Review
7th May 2020

Mermaid School: The Clamshell Show

Marnie Blue has settled into Lady Sealia Foam’s Mermaid School and become best friends with Pearl and Orla. And now migh... MoreMermaid School: The Clamshell Show

(10 reviews) Review
6th August 2020

Mermaid School: Ready, Steady, Swim!

There’s a new PE teacher at Mermaid School and he’s very strict. Marnie Blue and her friends are horrified when he bring... MoreMermaid School: Ready, Steady, Swim!

(8 reviews) Review
5th July 2010

The Leaping Lion

Brian the lion is small and springy and loves to leapfrog. He's leaped over hyenas and zebras and all the boulders in th... MoreThe Leaping Lion

(1 review) Review
6th March 2014

Scaredy Bear

(1 review) Review
3rd June 2013

Galaxy Race!

What’s black and white, and flies faster than the speed of light? The Space Penguins! They're the ice-cool crew of the s... MoreGalaxy Race!

(1 review) Review
7th October 2013

Meteor Madness!

What’s black and white, and flies faster than the speed of light? The Space Penguins! They're the ice-cool crew of the s... MoreMeteor Madness!

(0 reviews) Review
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