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To Catch a Mermaid

By Suzanne Selfors (Trade Paperback, 2009)
Boom Broom doesn't think his life could get any worse. Ever since his mother was swept away by a twister, his family has gone crazy. They refuse to leave the house and Halvor, the Viking descendant who rents the room over their garage, will only cook fish for Boom and his sister Mertyle to eat.

When Boom finds a baby mermaid who seems to grant unlimited wishes, he thinks his luck has turned around. That is, until his sister is hit by the curse of the merfolk and starts to turn green. Now Boom and his best friend Winger must find a way to return the foul-tempered merbaby to its mother and save Mertyle before it is too late.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $7.00 US/$8.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316018173

    • On Sale Date: 02/01/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Boom Broom doesn't think his life could get any worse. Ever since his mother was swept away by a twister, his family has gone crazy. They refuse to leave the house and Halvor, the Viking descendant who rents the room over their garage, will only cook fish for Boom and his sister Mertyle to eat.

When Boom finds a baby mermaid who seems to grant unlimited wishes, he thinks his luck has turned around. That is, until his sister is hit by the curse of the merfolk and starts to turn green. Now Boom and his best friend Winger must find a way to return the foul-tempered merbaby to its mother and save Mertyle before it is too late.

Suzanne Selfors is the author of Smells Like Dog, Smells Like Treasure, To Catch a Mermaid, and Fortune's Magic Farm. She lives with her husband on an island in Washington state where they are raising two children, a dog, a cat, and a flock of messy chickens.

  • "The magic is wonderfully, classically unpredictable...the giggles are plentiful....Readers will commiserate, chuckle and cheer as Boom navigates his own series of unfortunate events." (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books).

  • "This amusing story has lots of kid appeal. Selfors has conjured up great characters and settings, and her narrative voice never falters...sure to be a hit with any reader searching for something funny." (School Library Journal).

  • "Reminiscent of Dahl, Ibbotson and Snicket." (Kirkus).

  • "Outlandishly funny characters....[A] nimble fantasy." (Publishers Weekly).

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Product Details

To Catch a Mermaid
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $7.00 US/$8.00 CAN
  • Pages: 272
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316018173
  • On Sale Date: 02/01/2009

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Juvenile Fiction

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Juvenile Fiction / General

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To Catch a Mermaid