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{Lana Swims North: Lisa Ann Scott}Lana Swims North by Lisa Ann Scott
Series: Mermaids to the Rescue
Published by Scholastic Press on March 26, 2019
Genres: Adventure, Childrens, Fantasy
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – Be brave and keep the seas safe!

Princess Lana loves attending the Royal Mermaid Rescue Crew School, but she has a hard time speaking up in class, even when she knows the answer. Maybe she’s too timid to be a Rescue Mermaid?

Then Lana meets another misfit — a funny horned creature named Spike. Lana helps Spike learn that he’s a narwhal, and when he asks for help finding his way back to the Arctic, she’s happy to swim along. A trip will help her forget her school worries for a while.

The Northern Seas are full of new adventures — but also an emergency! Can Lana finally find her voice and save the day, or will she freeze up?

{My thoughts} – Princess Lana is struggling with accepting herself for who she is. She questions and second guesses herself on a regular basis when it comes to speaking out. She doesn’t like to rush into things, instead she’d rather pause and figure out the correct solution to things first. She seems to be having problems making sense of everything happening around her. Everything that seems to come so easy to those around her, doesn’t come so easy for her.

Princess Lana meets another animal that is struggling with accepting who they are as well. The two of them quickly bond and Princess Lana decides it is her duty to help him. She makes some choices that are in the best interest of helping her new friend and in the process finds a way to find her own voice. This was the one thing that she’d been struggling with so much and now, she is finding ways to make it known.

I recommend this book for I recommend this book for any child that enjoys reading about mermaids and seaponys. It’s a bonus if they enjoy reading about princesses as well. This book also has the potential to help show children that even though they are different or do things differently that it’s okay. It shows them that they don’t always have to be just like everyone else, and that everyone else may have different ways of doing things. The differences between everyone is what makes them so great!

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.