Middle Grade Magic: A Field Guide to Mermaids with Author and Illustrator Emily Martin

Middle Grade Magic: A Field Guide to Mermaids with Author and Illustrator Emily Martin

October 1st 2022 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to meet a mermaid? Here's your chance! Join us at the Spartanburg County Library Headquarters for an afternoon filled with magical mermaid fun. Author and illustrator Emily B. Martin will appear to introduce us to the many species of mermaid native to the United States, to show us how to draw a mermaid, and to answer questions. There will even be the opportunity to meet a mermaid! 

This event is free and open to all. The book is a beautifully-illustrated, nature-forward middle grade offering, but the event will be accessible to children of all ages, so please bring the whole family! Use the link below to register on the library website, and don't forget to pre-order your copy of the book (which will be published on September 27) from Hub City!



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(If you select in-store pick-up, we'll assume you plan to attend the event, and bring your reserved copy to the Library on the day!)


About the Book

A magical and lushly illustrated field guide to the mermaids that inhabit our ponds, streams and oceans, based on real ecological details—with a strong environmental focus—perfect for fans of The Magical Unicorn Society series.

A glimmer of fish scales.
A splash from a colorful fin.
The echo of a mysterious song across the water. . .

Few mythical creatures are more instantly recognizable or more mysterious than mermaids. Whether seen perched on a rock at the water’s edge or spied only as a dim outline beneath the waves, mermaids have long fascinated sailors, scientists, storytellers, and surprised onlookers alike.

Now, for the first time, thanks to dedicated research and a hint of magic, comes A Field Guide to Mermaids, introducing the many species of mermaids native to the United States. With an eye toward the preservation of our natural habitats, Emily B. Martin shares the never-before-told stories of the mermaids who share our waters in this enchanting and beautifully illustrated guidebook.


About the Author

Emily B. Martin splits her time between working as a park ranger and an author/illustrator, resulting in her characteristic eco-fantasy adventures. An avid hiker and explorer, her experiences as a ranger help inform the characters and worlds she creates on paper.

When not patrolling places like Glacier, Yellowstone, or Great Smoky Mountains National Parks, she lives in South Carolina with her husband, Will, and two daughters, Lucy and Amelia.

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