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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kikione - LibraryThing
Sukey has a step-pa and he is very mean to her. He makes her work all day and gets mad if she even stops to take a break. There is one place that she can go to get away...the ocean. She can call up ... Read full review
SUKEY AND THE MERMAIDUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Weary of the unreasonable demands of Mister Jones, her new stepfather, Sukey escapes to the water's edge, where she meets ``a beautiful, brown-skinned, black-eyed mermaid''—Mama Jo—who befriends and ... Read full review