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The mermaid, the witch, and the sea / [by] Maggie Tokuda-Hall.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library Y TOK (Text) 33500013279955 New Available -
Fertile Public Library Y TOK (Text) 33500013279963 New Available -
Warroad Public Library ya TOK (Text) 35500006285272 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536204315
  • ISBN: 1536204315
  • Physical Description: 357 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
A desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial daughter find a connection on the high seas in a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    The Imperial army controls most of the known world, and all that remains free is the sea. In order to survive the cruel life aboard the Dove, a pirate ship that sells unwitting passengers into slavery, Flora disguises herself as male Florian. When Imperial-born Lady Evelyn Hasegawa boards the Dove on her way to an arranged marriage, Flora can't deny the forbidden bond that blossoms between them. A daring escape sets the two on a wild path to freedom, with the help of a mermaid, a witch, and the sea itself. In her debut, Tokuda-Hall minces no words, telling a brutal tale of pirate life and the impacts of colonialism. Moderate pacing and short stories peppered throughout balance out the more graphic scenes of violence and torture, which may be more appropriate for older readers. Though the romance develops quickly, readers will easily warm up to the tenacious protagonists as they grapple with identity, discover themselves, and stop at nothing short of freedom. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Maggie Tokuda-Hall is the author of Also an Octopus, illustrated by Benji Davies. This is her first novel. She lives in San Francisco.

Subject: Gender identity > Fiction.
Mermaids > Fiction.
Pirates > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Slave traders > Fiction.
Imperialism > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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