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 — 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.