Sukey and the Mermaid
Sukey's new step-pa is a mean, bossy man. Every day Sukey wakes at dawn to work in the garden. All her step-pa ever does is watch her and yell if she so much as stops to fan herself. Sukey's ma calls him Mister Jones. Sukey prefers the name "Mister Hard-Times."
Son one day, Sukey runs away to her secret place by the ocean. There, she calls up Mama Jo, a beautiful black mermaid. Mama Jo's got a surprise for Sukey; a magical kingdom beneath the sea without time or pain. But it's also without people. Is it really better than the world above?
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Great imagination and adventureUser Review - camsmom1 - Overstock.com
I read this book to my son after buying and it was very detailed and kept his attention. As an adult I enjoyed the story line and the adventure. Recommend for a child between 5 and up Read full review
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