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Rhyming picture book, Seaside creatures, Friendship among children, non-binary protagonist, Nanny as teacher, Magic and fantasy, Diversity in children’s books

Lemily by the Sea
by Ron Charach

Lemily by the Sea is the story of a young child of unspecified gender and their encounters with intriguing sea creatures. When Lemily grows restless for a human friend, Sebastian bursts on the scene, but it doesn't go well. Enter Imelda, a sea-animal nanny who teaches the children a variety of life skills, the most important of which is how to get along. Any child who has felt lonely or isolated will be heartened by this rollicking tale of friendship and shared adventure.

"Children will enjoy the lively rhythm and fun rhymes in this imaginative story set by the sea."

—Monica Kulling, award-winning author of Grant and Tillie Go Walking and Mary Anning's Curiosity

"A pleasing fantasy with well-wrought verse and attractive images." —Kirkus Reviews

RON CHARACH is the author of ten books of poetry for adults. Ron believes in the healing power of rhythm and rhyme and reading poems aloud. For more than forty years, he has helped young people and their families communicate with one another. He reminds us that while "you can't bring your troubles to fish blowing bubbles or tell a tall tale to a trout," there is immense value in opening up to another person and sharing your life with them.

Illustrations are by LAURA CATRINELLA


Ron Charach
Laura Catrinella

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