July 14, 2010

Forbidden Sea, A Mermaid Mystery!

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Theforbiddensea_130 Hello and welcome to Scholastic Booktalks where we recommend brand new Scholastic books that we think you will love. Today's booktalk: Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson.

Since the death of Adrianne's father, she has had to sacrifice everything she was used to – beautiful dresses, warm meals, and her long hair, sold to provide food for her sister, mother and aunt.

When it's decided that the family dog must be sold to save money, Adrianne's little sister Cecily becomes upset and runs away. Adrianne searches for her in a terrible storm, and finds her sister stranded in the sea. She goes in after Cecily, but something – or someone – pulls Adrianne deeper into the water. When she looks to see what is holding onto her, she is shocked to discover a beautiful mermaid. After fighting the mermaid off, Adrianne rescues Cecily but not before the mermaid claws large scratch marks onto Adrianne's arm.

What does the mermaid want with Adrianne and her sister? Are the sisters cursed? Find out by reading Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson.

— Jen, Scholastic Booktalker

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  1. Skyla12

    I really like this book!It was so intresting.I bet I will read it a hundred more times before school is out.I just love this book!I’m really suprised at how good it was and I’ve already read it 7 times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL!

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  2. jalian

    i love mermaids like there is no tomewwow like i love them like crazy and i am going to get all of mermaid dolls i have one from barbie and a mermaid tale i love it i have the movie and the doll i just love it like crazy i just love them

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  3. babydoll45c

    it sound so awsome dont u think and i love mermaids i looked at target for the book they dont have it i wonder if walmart might sell it and i wonder how her sister got into the ocean/water but i guess if i read it i just might find out so……

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  4. babydoll45c

    hey sounds awwsome my mom is takin me to the libray tomorrow i love books like this wander why her sister would run away over a dog though but maybe if i read it i might find out

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