Thora And The Green Sea Unicorn

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With a mermaid for a mother and a super-tall sports fan for a guardian, halfmermaid Thora isn’t like most 10-year-old girls. So it’s no surprise when things go awry shortly after landing (or docking) in London. First, their houseboat, the Loki, disappears, along with Thora’s rare sea-unicorn, Shirley. When a friend of her caretaker, Mr. Walters, invites them for a visit, Thora discovers more trouble, namely a girl named Louella who is trying to save her family’s estate. Thora thinks she can help, but first she must solve her own fishy mystery and find her beloved Shirley.

Young readers and mermaid fans will love this witty illustrated book about Thora—a not-so-ordinary girl with a nose and, yes, a blow hole, for adventure.

MISSING IN ACTION

1 SEA-UNICORN

NAME: SHIRLEY

AGE: ABOUT 3

SIZE: 2.8 INCHES

WEIGHT: 370 GRAMS

COLOUR: EXTREMELY BRIGHT GREN

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERS: SILVER HORN, WINGS, CURLY TAIL, FAT BELY

PLEASE CONTACT POLICE IF YOU KNOW, SEE OR HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT SHIRLEY’S WHIRLABOUTS

THANK YOU, SINCERELY , THORA GRENBERG

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Gillian Johnson the creator of Thora: A Half-Mermaid Tale, grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. She now lives in England and Tasmania with her husband, writer Nicholas Shakespeare, and their two sons, Max and Benedict. Gillian has written and illustrated numerous books for children, including Roos in Shoes by Thomas Keneally.

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Praise for Thora: 'Johnson's writing is witty and inventive ... This is a book full of fun' Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week Thora is an irresistible new character ... storytelling at its best. Starred review, Publishing News An attractively illustrated and uplifting story TES Great fun! The Funday Times Thora is an endearing character ... the author's own line drawings add to the appeal of a lively story, which should appeal to KS2 children. The School Librarian Thora is a thoroughly modern heroine in a fantasy adventure story with a pleasantly old-fashioned feel to it ... Gillian Johnson's own illustrations add to the book's charm. Books for Keeps A delightfully appealing character ... Johnson writes with wit and imagination ... A must for young mermaid enthusiasts who like funny stories! Write Away website Wonderfully inventive and witty - the sort of book that gladdens the heart Children's Bookseller and Publisher, Australia

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