Every day Harriet's father is out at sea with the shrimping fleet, while she hunts for shrimps in the rock pools. Until one day, suddenly there are no shrimps. Out collecting shells, Harriet meets a stranger - the mysterious sea piper. Perhaps he holds the key? Harriet must persuade him to help.
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A salty, magical tale...This is a rich literary work -- simple, poetic, challenging yet easily readable...Helen Cresswell's gift for exploring language in a way a child can enjoy, and her ability to tell a cracking good tale, are all here (Times Educational Supplement)
A gentle, timeless fairy tale is woven in this beautiful book...The language is enriching but accessible, and Jason Cockcroft's misty black and white illustrations perfectly mirror the atmosphere created (The School Librarian)
A deeply imaginative experience...weaves a spell that lingers long after the reading is done (BBC Family Life)
Helen Cresswell has has a varied and successful career during which time she has worked as a literary assistant, a teacher, and has worked prolifically for BBC television. She is the popular author of many stories for children and adults and has been in print for 35 years!
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