Illustrated by Amy Zerner
This enchanting story tells of two outsiders who find a deep kinship in each other. The Mer-Child—with his pale green skin, surf-white hair, and shimmering tail—is not fully accepted in the sea world or the human world. The Little Girl—the child of a black mother and a white father—has been ostracized both because of her race and because her legs are paralyzed. The bond they weave, against all odds, becomes a wondrous celebration of our common capacity to love.
"What a rare and precious tale this is! A story worthy of children and the casual miracles of this magical world."
"Robin Morgan's fable for the child in each of us and the grown-up in all children has been lovingly passed around as an underground classic. At last, The Feminist Press is bringing it to a world that needs the wisdom of children and the idealistic, believing child in all of us. Thank you one and all for setting the Mer-Child free."