Madeline lives in a conch shell with her merdog, Byron, and her mercat, Bella. And when she sings, a golden light flashes from her tail. Some people tell stories about mermaids and their wild, wicked ways, but Madeline is the friendliest mermaid you ever could meet. Still, not all sea creatures are friendly...From the deepest bed in the ocean comes the Kraken, a monster with tentacles as long as a whale's tail; and there is the Pufferfish, who talks and talks until you go cross-eyed. There's Tsss, the Sea Harpy, with snakes growing from her head; and the Sea Witch from the West, and her rival from the East...Only Madeline can face each one and keep the sea world safe. Four fabulous, fishy tales told with the magical quality of folk tales of old, with sparkling illustrations by Ann James. Ideal for reading together or for older children to read by themselves.