Harpoona, The Diary Of An Ugly Tuna

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Harpoona is a tuna fish who has been disfigured by an angler’s fish hook. She has a very large cut on her face. Harpoona lives with her Aunt Grudda and her cousins Yolanda and Sheryl. They are cruel to Harpoona by hitting her, calling her names, and making her clean the house.

One day, a creature comes to tell them the Queen is holding a royal ball. Harpoona wants to attend, so a magical mermaid named Madame Jade sends her to an old tortoise named Doctor Terrapin. He gives her an ointment that will mask her disfigurement for a few hours, allowing Harpoona to enjoy the ball without being self-conscious.

Harpoona attends the ball now that she is transformed, and even dances with the handsome price. But, will Harpoona get her happily ever after? Or will Aunt Grudda and her malicious cousins ruin Harpoona’s chance at happiness?

This story is a retelling of Cinderella from the point of view of ocean creatures. It even has an ending I wasn’t expecting! The pictures are pretty and add to the story. Part of the story is written in rhyme, which adds to the uniqueness of this version.

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Author Thelma Allen Watkins
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 75 pages
Publisher Oxford House Publishers
Publish Date 2019-Jan-01
ISBN 9781885618030
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Issue January 2019
Category Tweens


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