Keeper

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Simon and Schuster, May 22, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 432 pages
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Keeper was born in the ocean, and she believes she is part mermaid. So as a ten-year-old she goes out looking for her mother—an unpredictable and uncommonly gorgeous woman who swam away when Keeper was three—and heads right for the ocean, right for the sandbar where mermaids are known to gather. But her boat is too small for the surf—and much too small for the storm that is brewing on the horizon.

Kathi Appelt follows her award-winning and New York Times bestselling novel The Underneath with this stunning, mysterious, and breathtaking tale of a girl who outgrows fairy tales just a little too late—and learns in the end that there is nothing more magical and mythical than love itself.
 

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User Review  - alovett - LibraryThing

Appelt, Kathi. Illustrated by August Hall. Keeper. 2010. 399 pp. $16.99. Atheneum. 978-1-41695-060-8. Ages 9-13. Keeper’s small world consists of the human and animal inhabitants of the three houses ... Read full review

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User Review  - FrancescaForrest - LibraryThing

I was very much looking forward to reading this book, and it was as wonderful as I had hoped it would be, though not in the way I expected. I knew it was going to be a story with small events and ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award–winning, and bestselling The Underneath as well as the National Book Award finalist The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Keeper, and many picture books including Counting Crows. She has two grown children and lives in College Station, Texas, with her husband. Visit her at KathiAppelt.com.

August Hall has brought his creative talent to both Pixar and Dreamworks. He lives in Hollywood, California.

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