The Mermaid and the Shoe by K. G. Campbell
The smallest of King Neptune's 50 mermaid daughters, Minnow, is not good at anything except asking questions. All of her sisters have a unique talent, but everything Minnow tries is a failure. What is she meant to be? One day, she swims off to explore and discovers a strange object. Minnow follows her questions to a wondrous place in shallow waters and comes back with tales that enrapture all the sea creatures. A story of accepting who you are and knowing you have a special talent just waiting to be discovered, this is a lovely story for home or classroom.