To Catch a Mermaid

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To Catch a Mermaid

by Suzanne Selfors

Illustrations by Catia Chien

First Release:

December 2007

ISBN: 9780316018166

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.

  • 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.
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