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Sukey and the Mermaid
Contributor(s): San Souci, Robert D. (Author), Pinkney, Brian (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 068980718X     ISBN-13: 9780689807183
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 1996
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Annotation: "In a romantic folktale drawn from various African-American traditions, a beautiful brown-skinned, black-eyed mermaid saves a poor, unhappy girl. Sukey's step-pa's a bossy do-nothing man who drinks and works her too hard. When she cries for help, a mermaid hears her and takes her below the sea to a gentle place without time or pain. But Sukey longs to return to the world".--Booklist. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
Dewey: 398.21
LCCN: 90024559
Age Level: 5-8
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3
Lexile Measure: 760(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.11" H x 9.42" W x 10.54" (0.36 lbs) 32 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award, Winner, Children's, 1994
Coretta Scott King Award, Honor Book, Illustrator, 1993
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 6244
Reading Level: 4.8   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
A mermaid offers a young girl a magical escape in this lushly told and luminously illustrated Coretta Scott King Honor-winning picture book.

Sukey's new step-pa is a mean, bossy man she calls "Mister Hard-Times." He makes her work in his garden all day and Sukey's ma doesn't seem to care. One day, when her step-pa isn't looking, Sukey takes her chance to run away to her secret hiding place by the sea.

There, she meets 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 there are also no people. Is it really better than the world above?


Contributor Bio(s): Pinkney, Brian: - Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin Rising; In Your Hands; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at BrianPinkney.net.San Souci, Robert D.: - Robert D. San Souci is the critically acclaimed author of many popular books for young people. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
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