Mermaid Sister

By Mary Ann Fraser; Mary Ann Fraser (Illustrator)
(Walker Childrens, Hardcover, 9780802797469, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 27, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Library Binding

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Shelly is tired of her brother, Gordy. She’d much prefer a sister. So when Coral catches a wave to shore, they are instant friends, even if one of them has flippers instead of feet. They dance and play and eat peanut butter and jellyfish sandwiches. It’s great having a mermaid sister!

But when Shelly and Coral get in their first fight, Shelly wonders if Coral might be happier back at sea. Life with a sister can have its ups and downs, but it’s nothing another day at the beach can’t fix.

About the Author

Mary Ann Fraser is the author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including the I.Q. series. Her awards include an SLJ Best Book of the Year, a Book Links Book of the Year, an International Reading Association Young Reader’s Choice Award, and a Book Sense Children’s Pick. She lives in Simi Valley, California, and would love to have a mermaid visit—if only her husband and three sons didn’t mind eating tuna casserole every night. Visit her Web site at

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