When Cora is chosen to be part of the special mermaid dance group, she is thrilled. But her happiness quickly fades when her friend Rachel isn't picked. And when Cora finds out the reason why, she's devastated. Cora has a big decision to make. A decision she never thought she'd have to make.
Janet Gurtler has written numerous well-received YA books. Mermaid Kingdom is her debut series for the middle-grade market. She lives in Calgary, Alberta, near the Canadian Rockies, with her husband, son, and a chubby Chihuahua named Bruce. Gurtler does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says "eh" a lot. Katie Wood fell in love with drawing when she was very small. Since graduating from Loughborough University School of Art and Design in 2004, she has been living her dream working as a freelance illustrator. From her studio in Leicester, England, she creates bright and lively illustrations for books and magazines all over the world.