Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 24/2/88--15000(+GROUP)X24PX$2.25(20000X20P). A FORMAT.192PP.PLUS. AND DOLPHIS (WITH WHOM RIKO CAN COMMUNICATE). THE GIRLS' MOTHER PLEADS WITH SIF TO ACCOMPANY THEM, AGAIN THREATENING TO LEAVE RIKO ON HER OWN IN THE WORLD/ THE SEAPEOPLE AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF RONGO CONVINCINGLY AND CLEVERLY PORTRAYED, ADN THE FOURTEEN YEAR OLD'S EMOTIONAL STRUGGLES ARE MOVINGLY CHARTED. THE POWERFUL CLIMAX HAS MUCH TO SAY ABOUT MAN'S ABUSE OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, THE OCEANS IN PARTICULAR.
From Kirkus Reviews: In another beautifully written story by the author of Playing Beattie Bow (1982), an adult Erika (``Riko'') narrates events in 2000 A.D. when she was 14, imaginatively linking environmental concerns with a plausible explanation of mermaids as humans with special adaptations (e.g., webbed fingers), but with lungs and sophisticated technology to maintain their undersea cities; the ``tail'' is a sort of wet suit. Daughters of a mermaid (Marika) and a Scandinavian seaman, Riko and Sif, 17, are unhappily living with a bossy older sister in Australia; until their father's death, they had lived on an island near Tahiti, where they were friends with dolphins and could visit their mother. Riko plans to become a marine biologist, but Sif pines for the sea; deeply concerned, Riko contrives to take her back to their beloved paradise. They find it threatened by man's depredations: whales and porpoises are tragically born dead; the sea people plan to migrate to a cold, desolate, but safer place, and Marika wants Sif to join them. Sif is torn: she realizes how precious she is to Riko and has also fallen in love with Henry, a young scientist they have both learned to trust. Like many of the poignantly evoked sea creatures, Sif doesn't survive, losing her life in a dramatic undersea climax. In a final chapter/epilogue, people are finally stirred by the earth's impending death (and by Henry and Riko's well-informed pleas) to give up their greed and begin to reclaim their environment. A compelling novel with unique, memorable characters and a thoughtful message. (Fiction. 11+) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: My Sister Sif (Plus)
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Puffin Books 27/10/1988, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780140323429
Book Description -. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. My Sister Sif (Plus) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9780140323429
Book Description Penguin, 1988. Condition: Very Good. 1st Thus. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 85580
Book Description Puffin. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Seller Inventory # G0140323422I4N00