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Cover: The Mermaid's Friends by Nina Leipold with Augmented Reality Starbooks
Cover: The Mermaid's Friends by Nina Leipold with Augmented Reality Starbooks

Nina Leipold

The Mermaid's Friends

$ 17.99

Conservation, Education and
Making Dreams Come True!

In this second installment of the Mermaid series, Nina and her friends fight against dolphin capture and show that a simple action can help change the lives of other captive dolphins.

With her friends, Lily, Pinky Plankton, Tony the Human, Captain Rick, and Sammy the Sand Dollar, Mermaid Nina fights off Professor Al G. 

Based on the real-life story about Mermaid Nina, Lily and the Mermaid Encounter Boat Tour at the Hilton Head Harbor Marina.

This book comes to life! With our special augmented reality feature – Snap Click  use your smartphone or tablet to view mermaid and conservation bonus videos!

Snap Click!

- Download the free ‘HP Reveal’ app from the Apple app store or Google Play.

- Log in. Click on the magnifying glass, search for the ‘Starbooks’ public auras channel, click follow (only do this once).

- Go back to the home screen click the blue circular button and hover your smartphone or tablet over the pages in the book with Snap Click icons to experience amazing bonus content!

Author and Illustrator

Nina Leipold, originally from Pennsylvania, now lives on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Aquatic conservation is extremely important to her; she’s a former dolphin trainer and has a passion for educating people about marine conservation. Along with being a breath-trained free diver, Leipold is also a certified SCUBA diver. 

Leipold was inspired to write her first children’s book, Sammy the Sand Dollar, after seeing so many people unknowingly kill sand dollars by removing them from the ocean for home decorating purposes. Through her first book and The Mermaid of Hilton Head series, Leipold hopes to educate children on the importance of nature conservation.


ISBN: 978-1-938417-52-8
8.5 x 8.5 in.
34 pages, easy clean hardcover and interactive videos.


MSRP $17.99
Wholesale $10.79
20 books per case

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Starbooks make elegant, thoughtful gifts. As one of the South's most award-winning boutique publishers, we are known for our lush, high-quality coffee table books on a variety of subjects that appeal to people nationally, and specifically in the South. We want to provide people with an experience and a keepsake when they give or receive our authentic, curated gift books.

Our main office is located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We distribute books published by national award-winning Lydia Inglett Publishing

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