by Alice Hoffman


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After her mother dies, this teen heads to the ocean with two friends, and all their lives become much more enchanted than anyone imagines.

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Magical Coming-of-Age Tale, Beloved Bestselling Author Alice Hoffman, Exploring Serious Heartbreak Through the Lens of Fantasy

Topics and Themes:
Death of a Parent, Adoption, Belonging, Friendship, Mermaids

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Thirteen-year-old Martha Glimmer is convinced this is the worst time of her life. Her mother died, she grew seven inches, and she has to put up with a woman who plies Martha’s lonely father with food and opinions about how 13-year-old girls should behave.

Martha longs to leave Oak Grove and travel. Martha’s best friend, Trevor, and his brother, Eli, also want to leave Oak Grove. Nicknamed Trout and Eel because of the thin webbing between their fingers and toes, they long to see the ocean, and they are ready to take their friend with them. Together, Martha, Trout, and Eel are going to find the true meaning of home—in a very unexpected place.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 4 - 7
    • Ages: 9 - 12
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-439-25636-0