After a tornado carries off twelve-year-old Boom Broom's mother, his father refuses to leave the house, and his little sister, Mertyle, constantly misses school, claiming she's sick. Due to the family's dwindling funds, Boom scrounges dinner from a fisherman's reject seafood bucket one night. But Mertyle doesn't think what Boom brings home is a fish. "'The tail is made of scales while the upper half is covered in skin. . . . It's a baby mermaid.'" Black-and-white illustrations.
To Catch a MermaidBook Verdict
ISBN: 9780316018166 Format: Print Book Edition: - Publisher: Little, Brown Page Count: 256 Trim Size: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8" Dewey Classification: F Accelerated Reader: Level: 5, Points: 8 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 4.5, Points: 13 Lexile: Level: 770L Genre: Fantasy.