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Secrets Beneath the Sea Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Gurtler, Janet, Wood, Katie (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1623706815     ISBN-13: 9781623706814
Publisher: Capstone Pr Inc
    OUR PRICE: $10.74  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: March 2016
Annotation: In this compilation of three separately published works, three mermaids in the Kingdom of Neptunia, Shyanna, Rachel, and Cora, suffer the same problems of growing up as teenagers everywhere.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mermaids; Juvenile fiction.
Best friends; Juvenile fiction.
Friendship; Juvenile fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2014023836
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Mermaid Kingdom
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.00" W x 1.00" (0.80 lbs) 284 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Janet Gurtler has written numerous well-received YA books. Mermaid Kingdom is her debut series for the middle-grade market. She lives in Calgary Alberta, near the Canadian Rockies, with her husband and son.

Since graduating from Loughborough University School of Art and Design in 2004, Katie Wood has been a freelance illustrator. From her studio in Leicester, England, she creates bright and lively illustrations for books and magazines all over the world.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2015 Fall)
This book is separated into three sections, each narrated by one of three twelve-year-old mermaid friends: Shyanna wants to win the Melody Pageant; Rachel contemplates becoming a human; Cora wants to be on the Spirit Squad. Full-page candy-colored illustrations add appeal, but the generic story lines with predictable dialogue and flat resolutions are tough to wade through.