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andlt;bandgt;Newbery Medal Honoree Kathi Appelt enchants with a tale about mermaids, mermen, and what happens when you believe in fairy tales for too long.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Keeper was born in the ocean, and she believes she is part mermaid. So when she accidentally sets off a series of disasters, she goes out looking for her motherand#8212;an unpredictable and uncommonly gorgeous woman who swam away when Keeper was three. Keeper heads right for the ocean, right for the sandbar where mermaids are known to gather on full moon nights. But her boat is too small for the surfand#8212;and much too small for the storm that is brewing on the horizon.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Kathi Appelt follows her award-winning and andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestselling novel andlt;iandgt;The Underneath andlt;/iandgt;with this stunning, mysterious, and breathtaking tale of a girl who outgrows fairy tales just a little too lateand#8212;and learns in the end that there is nothing more magical and mythical than love itself.

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Kathi Appeltandlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;is the author of the Newbery Honor-winning, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Awardand#8211;winning, and bestselling andlt;iandgt;The Underneathandlt;/iandgt; as well as the highly acclaimed novel andlt;iandgt;Keeperandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swampandlt;/iandgt;, and many picture books, including andlt;iandgt;Mogie: The Heart of the Houseandlt;/iandgt;. She is a member of the faculty at Vermont Collegeand#8217;s Master of Fine Arts program. She has two grown children andandnbsp;lives in Texas with her husband.andlt;bandgt;August Hall andlt;/bandgt;has brought his creative talent to both Pixar and Dreamworks. He lives in Hollywood, California.

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Appelt, Kathi
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Hall, August
Family - General
Children s-General
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
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from 3 up to 7
f-c cover (spfx: spot UV) + b-w int art
7.62 x 5.12 in
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from 8 up to 12

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