Thora and the Green Sea-Unicorn (Half-Mermaid Series)
  • Thora and the Green Sea-Unicorn (Half-Mermaid Series)
  • Thora and the Green Sea-Unicorn (Half-Mermaid Series)

Thora and the Green Sea-Unicorn (Half-Mermaid Series)

by Gillian Johnson
     
 

Thora isn't your average ten-year-old. She's half-mermaid and half-human. Now that Thora's living in London with her mermaid mother and human caretaker, Mr. Walters�not to mention a pet peacock and a rare green sparkling sea-unicorn�it doesn't take long for things on land to go awry. Especially the disturbing disappearance of their houseboat, the Loki, and her

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Overview

Thora isn't your average ten-year-old. She's half-mermaid and half-human. Now that Thora's living in London with her mermaid mother and human caretaker, Mr. Walters�not to mention a pet peacock and a rare green sparkling sea-unicorn�it doesn't take long for things on land to go awry. Especially the disturbing disappearance of their houseboat, the Loki, and her sea-unicorn, Shirley!

When Mr. Walters's friend at Snug Harbor invites her family for a respite, Thora discovers more snags�like a girl named Louella who doesn't believe in mermaids. While Louella tries to stop Snug Harbor from being converted into a croquet park, Thora thinks she can help. But will she be able to get to the bottom of her own troubles and find her beloved Shirley?

The second book about Thora is another enchanting tale of a good-humored, extraordinary young girl with a knack for unraveling fishy mysteries.

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“More rollicking adventures.”
Kirkus Reviews
This frothy sequel to Thora: A Half-Mermaid Tale (2005) continues the whimsical adventures of Thora, aged 10 �, her mermaid mum, human caretaker Mr. Walters, Cosmo the peacock and beautiful sea-unicorn Shirley. Thora is able to maneuver around London because, being only half mermaid, she has legs and feet, albeit purple and scaly ones. The reason for her bizarre hairstyle is to cover a blowhole. Dreadful human-wannabe Pamela P. Poutine spies the magical, intelligent, tiny Shirley and plots to kidnap her for the sinister sea-oddity collector Mr. Oto. Thora and her entourage go to an English estate and become involved in making it a profitable venture for young Louella and her dad. Thora has no formal education so her speech is often difficult to decipher, since she uses words that sound like the right ones but are not. The whole romp reminds one of Roald Dahl and Eva Ibbotson. Line drawings reminiscent of Quentin Blake add a tremendous amount to the overall eccentricity of this quick, amusing frolic. Highly recommended. (Fiction. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060743819
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Series:
Half-Mermaid Series
Pages:
288
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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