Finders Keepers

Orca. Jan. 2021. 128p. pap. $10.95. ISBN 9781459827691.
Gr 4-7–A fun fantasy adventure set in a small town in Canada. The main character, 12-year-old Macy, loves to go treasure hunting with her best friend Sam and her brother Ben, whom she lovingly refers to as “Bug.” The characters spend their summer outside, exploring the grounds of their small lake town. Together, this team of amateur treasure hunters find a real mermaid being held captive in the prairie lake near their home. They need to follow clues to find the missing part of her special shell that will set her free. They must work together, trust in the quirky Mrs. Wilson, and battle “The Beast” to save the mermaid. Macy leads the adventure while also struggling with her fear of leaving her home and moving when her mom accepts a new job in the city. This is a magical story of bravery, friendship, and little brothers. Macy learns that being brave can be hard, but that change can lead to new adventures.
VERDICT A great recommendation for any students interested in exploring, adventure, and treasure hunting.

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