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Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath


Available: 04/11/12
5.25 x 7.5 · 240 pages
Ages 10-14 years
CDN $14.99 · pb

 Canadian Title

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Helene Boudreau

Normal is Never Coming Back
Jade is totally confused. As in, will this be a leg-day or a tail-day?" kind of confused. Even worse, it's been forever since her first kiss with Luke and now - nothing. Not even a text message.
But Jade doesn't have time to figure out the weirdness of boys and how to use her shiny new tail. (Seriously, being a mermaid should come with a handbook.) She has to comeup with a plan to get her missing mermaid mom back on dry land.
The only problem is. . . Jade is afraid of the ocean. But even aqua-phobic mer-girls have to take the plunge sometime. . .
Praise for Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings :
"Bravo to Hélène Boudreau for hitting the bull's-eye with a fresh, affectionate, watery twist on the classic coming-of-age-story." - New York Journal of Books
"Theauthor keeps suspense high. . . while tapping straight into young teens' angst about friends, enemies, and boys." - Kirkus Reviews

HÉLÈNE BOUDREAU believes mermaids are just as plausible as giant squids, flying fish or electric eels. She now writes fiction and non-fiction for kids from her land-locked home in Ontario, Canada. Her first book of this series, Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings, was a 2011 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award finalist. www.heleneboudreau.com