Sukey and the Mermaid

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By Robert D. San Souci
Publisher Aladdin
Sukey and the Mermaid
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Sukeys new steppa is a mean, bossy man. Every day Sukey wakes at dawn to work in the garden. All her steppa ever does is watch her and yell if she so much as stops to fan herself. Sukeys ma calls him Mister Jones. Sukey prefers the name Mister HardTimes. Son one day, Sukey runs away to her secret place by the ocean. There, she calls up Mama Jo, a beautiful black mermaid. Mama Jos got a surprise for Sukey; a magical kingdom beneath the sea without time or pain. But its also without people. Is it really better than the world above?

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2121 words2,121 words
32 pages32 pages
Lexile 760LLexile 760L
Grade K to 3Grade K to 3
Age 5-8Age 5-8
Published 1996Published 1996

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