LYNN IS WRITING ANOTHER MARY MARGARET BOOK!
Where will Mary Margaret go next? In the first book, MERMAID MARY MARGARET, Mary travels to the Greek Islands with her grandmother. In the next book, will Mary Margaret travel somewhere new? Will she keep a journal? Will she still be fascinated by mermaids?
Here are some hints...
Mary Margaret sees a different ocean, but she hates the weather. Look at the photo below to see something Mary Margaret discovers in her next adventure. Shh! Don't tell! The rest is a surprise!
Where do you think Mary Margaret's next adventure will take her? Here are more hints of places she'd like to go...Can you find these locations on a world map or globe?
Latitude 37 N, Longitude 122 W
Latitude 19 N, Longitude 155 W
Latitude 35 N, Longitude 139 E
What? You don't know how latitude & longitude works?
Time to learn! Ask your parent, teacher, or librarian for a geography book that explains latitude and longitude. Take a look at a globe or world map to find where you live. Or please take a mini-lesson below. Happy travels!
By the way, please come visit again. We'll offer more hints, and let you know about Lynn's next Mary Margaret book.
There's a whole world waiting for you to explore! Do you have an atlas, world map, or globe handy?
Here's a hint to get started: Mary Margaret's favorite latitude is The Equator at 0 degrees. All the other latitudes run parallel to the equator and are either North (above the equator), or South (below the equator). Start from the equator to look for the latitude you want, or to find the latitude where you live.
The longitude lines go up and down between the North and South Poles. They go in the opposite direction and cross over the latitudes. Can you find 0 degrees Longitude? It's called the Prime Meridian and it runs through Greenwich, England. All the other longitude lines are East or West of the prime meridian. Start from the prime meridian to look for the longitude you want, or to find the longitude where you live.
There's one more thing Mary Margaret wants to make sure you know. Latitude and longitude lines are imaginary!
If you walk or swim around the world, you are not going to see these lines. They are used by geographers and map makers to divide the world into grids or sections, and to find specific locations or coordinates. And of course, they are used by smart kids like you to know where you are, where you're going, and where other people live in our world!
By the way, some people think mermaids are imaginary, too. What do you think?