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Eager to escape her stepfather's scolding, Sukey, the hardworking daughter of poor South Carolina Islanders, unwittingly conjures up Mama Jo, a beautiful, brown-skinned mermaid, who gives Sukey a special gift.
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Sukey's new step-pa is a mean, bossy man. Every day Sukey wakes at dawn to work in the garden. All her step-pa ever does is watch her and yell if she so much as stops to fan herself. Sukey's ma calls him Mister Jones. Sukey prefers the name "Mister Hard-Times."
Son one day, Sukey runs away to her secret place by the ocean. There, she calls up Mama Jo, a beautiful black mermaid. Mama Jo's got a surprise for Sukey; a magical kingdom beneath the sea without time or pain. But it's also without people. Is it really better than the world above?About the Author:
ROBERT D. SAN SOUCI is the critically acclaimed author of many popular books for young people. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Book Description Four Winds Press, 1992. Condition: New. Brian Pinkney (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0027781410
Book Description Four Winds Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0027781410
Book Description Four Winds Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0027781410 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0942384