My 8 year old daughter liked this story very much, I read it to her. Barbie leaves her mermaid family/friends to travel to the northwest coast with an orca friend for the summer. There she meets and talks with a human, a native woman there, and finds that mermaids and humans are not so different from each other. A mischievous little seal friend is lost and the human and mermaid work together to restore her to her mother. Sweet story and pictures.