The Merbaby by Teresa Bateman

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When he and his brother Josh find a mer-baby caught in their fishing net, Tarron, rejecting his brother's plan to sell the baby and make a profit, discovers that there are greater treasures than gold.

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Published September 1, 2001 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The message of care and compassion, as well as the power of dreams—there’s a wonderful image of Tarron with his own ship tangled in his hair, a visible vision—are played but not hammered, and the ships, merpeople, and fishy denizens are rendered with graceful energy.

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Bateman (Leprechaun Gold) and Brewster (Bear and Mrs. Duck) have created a smoothly paced, engaging story of a kindly fisherman and the baby mermaid whom he finds among the fish in his net.

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