The Mermaid and the Shoe

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The Mermaid and the Shoe is a book about a curious mermaid named Minnow, who is one of Neptune’s 50 daughters. Minnow can’t easily find out what her special talent is, but she does ask a lot of interesting questions like “Why don’t crabs have fins?”

One day, Minnow finds a shoe. “What is this beautiful thing?” she asks her sisters. They give her suggestions, but none of them worked. Minnow then asks the animals what it is but, sadly, they don’t know. Then, Minnow looks above the surface and sees birds, a lighthouse, and a human running out of the lighthouse wearing a pair of shoes. The human then takes off the shoes and Minnow sees feet, which she thinks are hands. She rushes to tell her sisters about her discovery. She told them all about the shoes and the “monstrous leg-hands” they hid inside. Her sister Calypso thought it was a useless story but her dad thought she was a daring explorer. Minnow learned that she was good at telling stories and told about her adventures until the starfish came out and the anemones fell asleep.

I liked this book because I like mermaids and mythology. The way K. G. Campbell wrote the story was exciting to read and the story was cute and creative.

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Author K G Campbell
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Kids Can Press
Publish Date 4/1/2014
ISBN 9781554537716
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Issue June 2014
Category Children's


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