Annotations for Keeper


Baker & Taylor
Believing she is part mermaid because of her ocean birth, 10-year-old Keeper searches for the beautiful mother who swam away years earlier and finds herself caught in a dangerous storm. By the National Book Award Finalist and Newbery Honor-winning author of The Underneath.

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Baker & Taylor
On the night of the blue moon when mermaids are said to gather in the Gulf of Mexico, Keeper sets out in a small boat determined to find her mother, a mermaid, as Keeper has always believed, who left long ago to return to the sea.

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Baker & Taylor
On the night of the blue moon when mermaids are said to gather on a sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico, ten-year-old Keeper sets out in a small boat, with her dog BD and a seagull named Captain, determined to find her mother, a mermaid, as Keeper has always believed, who left long ago to return to the sea.

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Simon and Schuster
Keeper was born in the ocean, and she believes she is part mermaid. So as a ten-year-old she goes out looking for her mother--an unpredictable and uncommonly gorgeous woman who swam away when Keeper was three--and heads right for the ocean, right for the sandbar where mermaids are known to gather. But her boat is too small for the surf--and much too small for the storm that is brewing on the horizon.

Kathi Appelt follows her award-winning and New York Times bestselling novel The Underneath with this stunning, mysterious, and breathtaking tale of a girl who outgrows fairy tales just a little too late--and learns in the end that there is nothing more magical and mythical than love itself.

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