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(Gr 4-7) On the night of the blue moon when mermaids are said to gather on a sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico, ten-year-old Keeper sets out in a small boat, with her dog BD and a seagull named Captain, determined to find her mother, a mermaid, as Keeper has always believed, who left long ago to retu... Read More »
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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12
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Keeper thinks her mom is a mermaid and is trying to find her. Her mom, Meggie Marie left Keeper and Signe seven years ago when Keeper was three. The blue moon is coming up that night.She had a plan to go to the sand bar at night on the blue moon night and find her mermaid mom at the sandbar. The problem in the book is "The Scamper", the boat with BD, Keepers dog and Keeper are swept past the sand bar and into the Gulf of Mexico. Captain, the Sea Gull is BD's best friend. Captain found them. Waves were so big and she was so scared. A merman pushed Keeper back to the sand bar. Signe and Dogie, a man who lives in there neighbor hood found Keeper. In the waves they had lost BD but Captain helped them find him. He was alive. They went home and had were so happy everyone was safe and secure. (Ps. If you want to hear more details READ THE BOOK) This book was awesome.
How can a single day go so wrong? It wasn’t supposed to be a bad day, after all. It was a day that was leading up to a sweet blue moon. But that was before ten-year-old Keeper ruined her guardian Signe’s traditional crab gumbo by setting the crabs free. Before she inadvertently destroyed grandfatherly Mr. Beauchamp’s most prized possessions. Before she was present when Dogie, a man she sees as a kind of father, watched as his hopes of asking Signe to marry him were dashed before his eyes. Now the only way Keeper can think to make amends is to cast off into the sea with just her dog B.D. in tow to find Meggie Marie. Meggie Marie is Keeper’s mama and, she thinks, a mermaid as well. Along the way Keeper gives up the things that mean the most to her, and comes to appreciate the fact that it’s people, not objects, that bind a family together. No matter how bad your day has been.
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