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Keeper

Appelt, Kathi (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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 return to the sea.
Authors: Appelt, Kathi, 1954-
Title: Keeper
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 399 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Kathi Appelt ; illustrations by August Hall
Summary: 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 return to the sea.
Additional Contributors: Hall, August
ISBN: 9781416950608
1416950605
Branch Call Number: j APPELT 2010
Subject Headings: Sailing Juvenile fiction Sea stories Mermaids Juvenile fiction Mothers and daughters Juvenile fiction Gulf States Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Sailing
Sea stories
Mermaids
Mothers and daughters
LCCN: 2010000795
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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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Jun 04, 2014
  • fencingirl3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was a really good book. At first it was kind of boring but when you really got into it you were wondering what would happen next. It was interesting when there was flash backs in the book to see what had happened in the characters past. This book is like mythology and fairy tale in it. If you read the back of the book it explains a lot. This is a really good book and I think that everyone should read it.

Jun 18, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It’s got kid appeal, amazing writing and storytelling, and a friggin’ merman. Consider it a story worthy of the hype and one that’s gonna win itself a whole new crew of Kathi Appelt fans. Plus it made me cry.

Keeper lives with Signe and her dog BD, a crippled seagull named Captain and several neighbours on Oyster Ridge Road at the edge of the ocean in a small Texas town. Keeper's mother disappeared when she was small. Keeper believes her mother was a mermaid and that she is a mergirl. One morning Keeper does the unthinkable and puts the blue crabs that Signe had planned to use in a special clam chowder. It's just the beginning of a terrible day . . . and night. A blue moon calls the mermaids to De Vaca's Rock. Will Keeper find her mother, Meggie Marie and begin a new life with her? Reviewed by BPL volunteer LS.

Jun 23, 2011
  • meks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'm in the middle of reading it, and so far it's very interesting. Kathi does a good job of telling the story.

Aug 11, 2010
  • ChrissyK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The author of "The Underneath" brings us a tale of another journey. Keeper believes that her mother, who disappeared when she was still very young, is a mermaid. So, on the night of the Blue Moon, when everything was supposed to go perfectly, but end up going all wrong, Keeper sets off on a boat with her dog and a seagull to find her mother.

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Jun 18, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

Jul 03, 2012
  • violet_hamster_338 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

violet_hamster_338 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Jun 04, 2014
  • fencingirl3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 18, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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Jun 04, 2014
  • fencingirl3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Keeper sung "Hey ho, and up she rises
Hey Ho, and up she rises
Hey Ho, and up she rises
Early in the morning . . ."

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Jun 18, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Author Kathi Appelt Answers Questions About Keeper

Kathi Appelt answers questions from students about her novel, Keeper.

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