Keeper by Kathi Appelt is the type of book that stays with you. If you haven’t read it yet, you should. It’s a book that will keep you thinking for days. It’s the day of the summer’s blue moon and everything has to be just perfect. But 10-year-old Keeper, has the worse luck, beginning with the talking crabs.
Keeper’s mother has been gone for seven years, her guardian, Signe, is getting ready to make a dish that can ony be made on a blue moon, and when a series of events go wrong, Keeper thinks the only way to make everything right is to find her mermaid mother. Yes, Keeper believes her mother is a mermaid. She sets sail with her dog BD (Best Dog) and end u beyond the bar into the Gulf of Mexico. What happens in the 24 hour period will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Appelt has created a wonderfully beautiful set of characters that will remind readers of people they know. The magical weaving of Keeper’s story with stories and legends of mermaid makes the story stand out.
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