Sukey And The Mermaid
Robert D. San Souci (A) and Brian Pinkney (ILT)
List Price: $8.99 (Paperback - Folktale/ Mermaid - 1996)
Description: 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? (32 pgs) Ages 4-8
Ashay says, "This is one of my favorite books. It's a black mermaid story and girls will love the mystery and drama as Sukey travels between worlds. Also I think this is Brian Pinkney's best. Just amazing illustrations. Must have for the library."
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.1 x 10.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces