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Thora

(2004)
(The first book in the Half-Mermaid Tales series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Blue Peter Book Award Book of the Year (nominee)
Thora's no ordinary girl. She's got scales on her legs, purple feet, and a blowhole that squirts water from the top of her head. Thora's a half-mermaid. And as mermaid law commands, Thora must spend ten years at sea and ten years on land. In a houseboat called the Loki, Thora sails the seas with her mermaid mother, Halla, and guard ian, Mr. Walters. But following her tenth birthday, Thora heads to the seaside town of Grimli, where her father grew up.

In Grimli, fat-cat tycoon Frooty de Mare will stop at nothing to expand his Tooty Frooty Enterprises. With the help of new friends and her pet peacock, Thora has her work cut out thwarting Frooty's evil plans -- not to mention doing a bit of exploring into her own Grimli roots.

Gillian Johnson's fanciful tale captures the unflappable spirit of an exceptional young heroine who, despite being half-mermaid, somehow always manages to land on her feet.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Gillian Johnson's Thora

Hardback Editions

July 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Thora: A Half-Mermaid Tale
Author(s): Gillian Johnson
ISBN: 0-06-074378-6 / 978-0-06-074378-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
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July 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Thora: A Half-Mermaid Tale
Author(s): Gillian Johnson
ISBN: 0-06-074379-4 / 978-0-06-074379-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
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July 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: 1: Thora
Author(s): Gillian Johnson
ISBN: 0-340-88413-4 / 978-0-340-88413-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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August 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: Thora (Signed Copy)
Author(s): Gillian Johnson
ISBN: 1-85485-896-3 / 978-1-85485-896-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Thora: A Half-Mermaid Tale
Author(s): Gillian Johnson
ISBN: 1-5463-8392-1 / 978-1-5463-8392-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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July 2009 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: Thora
Author(s): Gillian Johnson
ISBN: 0-00-639387-X / 978-0-00-639387-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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January 2006 : UK Paperback

Title: Thora
Author(s): Gillian Johnson
ISBN: 1-4056-6102-X / 978-1-4056-6102-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Galaxy
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June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Thora
Author(s): Gillian Johnson
ISBN: 0-00-639386-1 / 978-0-00-639386-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperTrophy
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April 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: 1: Thora
Author(s): Gillian Johnson
ISBN: 0-340-88414-2 / 978-0-340-88414-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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Audio Editions

April 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: 1: Thora
Author(s): Gillian Johnson
ISBN: 1-84032-996-3 / 978-1-84032-996-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Thora: A Half-Mermaid Tale
Author(s): Gillian Johnson
Publisher: Gillian Johnson
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