Captain Crompie is an old Captain with ships only in bottles. Two Januarys ago he lost his son who was also a Captain. He lives with his granddaughters while their mother is in a sanitarium. He can’t sell the ships in bottles to maintain his little family. A mermaid surfaces, with magical powers to save the captain and solve his problems. Delores DeSio is an artist, and a writer. Captain Crompie and the Mermaid is her eighth book.