Everybody has a secret. Mine’s a little different, though. I didn’t even know about it until the first day of swim class in seventh grade. You see, I’d never been allowed to go in the water before. As it turns out, swimming comes naturally to me. Very naturally. In fact, so naturally that you might even say . . . well, it’s true.
Here’s my secret: I figured out that I’m a mermaid.
About the Author
Liz Kessler lives on a canal boat in the countryside, just outside of Manchester, England. She has spent most of her career in journalism and teaching English and media studies, but the idea of Mary Penelope whose daughter was secretly a mermaid, would not leave her alone until she wrote it down.