Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

By Helene Boudreau

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Paperback, 9781402244124, 206pp.

Publication Date: December 2010


"Freak of nature takes on a whole new meaning..."

If she hadn't been so clueless, she might have seen it coming. But really, who expects to get into a relaxing bathtub after a stressful day of shopping for tankinis and come out with scales and a tail?

Most. Embarrassing. Moment. Ever.

Jade soon discovers she inherited her mermaid tendencies from her mom. But if Mom was a mermaid, how did she drown?

Jade is determined to find out. So how does a plus-size, aqua-phobic mer-girl go about doing that exactly? And how will Jade ever be able to explain her secret to her best friend, Cori, and to her crush, Luke?

This summer is about to get a lot more interesting...

""Absolutely fresh and sweet, a quirky coming of age story.""
-The YA-5.

About the Author
HELENE BOUDREAU believes mermaids are just as plausible as giant squids, flying fish or electric eels. She now writes fiction and non-fiction for kids from her land-locked home in Ontario, Canada. Her first book of this series, Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings, was a 2011 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award finalist.