Sukey and the Mermaid

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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 ...

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Overview

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?

Unhappy with her life at home, Sukey receives kindness and wealth from Mama Jo the mermaid.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689807183
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 630,059
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Pinkney is one of the most celebrated talents in children's publishing. In his career he has won two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King medal, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and three Coretta Scott King Honors. For Simon & Schuster he illustrated The Faithful Friend, which won the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor, Sukey and the Mermaid, which won the Coretta Scott King Honor, and The Adventures of Sparrowboy, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn, New York — which is where this story takes place.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    Highly recommended

    This story was good. Instead of the mermaid wanting to become human, she was satisfy to live in the water away from the world of men. Sukey is a girl who 's been having hard times with her mothers' new boyfriend but the mermaid tries her best to make Sukey happy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2004

    So good

    it's a very lonley story at first then goes to happy then to tear jerker at the end it's a real good story i read it three times

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2002

    This is a wounderful book for black history month

    This book is about a girl named Sukey and her step father dose not enjoy her, so one day she ran away to an open sea and had remembered a song someone had told her long ago so she sang the song and a murmaid appeared and they talked for a while and when Sukey was ready to go home the murmaid gave her a handful of golden coins.Sukey saved her coins and did not tell anyone about the murmaid or the coins . Find out what happens next, so read the story !

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