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Sukey and the Mermaid

(1992)
A Picture Book by

 
 
Storyteller say,
This happened oncet upon a time,
on a little island off the coast
of South Carolina.

A girl named Sukey lived with her ma and new step-pa. Sukey called her step-pa "Mister Hard-Times." Every day, while he watched, she hoed the weeds in the garden and every day, she sang:

Mister Hard-Times,
Since you come
My ma don't like me,
My work never done.

But one morning, when her step-pa wasn't looking, Sukey ran away to her secret hiding place by the sea and unwittingly called up Mama Jo, a beautiful black mermaid. The adventures that followed changed her life forever.

In this dream-woven story, artfully retold by Robert D. San Souci from an American folktale, a poor girl finds her wishes answered not by treasure, or the sea's magic, but by goodness and love.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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April 2009 : USA Library Binding

Title: Sukey and the Mermaid
Author(s): Robert D San Souci
ISBN: 1-4395-9950-5 / 978-1-4395-9950-1 (USA edition)
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May 1996 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Sukey And The Mermaid (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Robert D San Souci
ISBN: 0-7857-9134-5 / 978-0-7857-9134-8 (USA edition)
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May 1996 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Sukey and the Mermaid
Author(s): Robert D San Souci
ISBN: 0-7807-6496-X / 978-0-7807-6496-5 (USA edition)
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May 1996 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Sukey and the Mermaid
Author(s): Robert D San Souci
ISBN: 0-606-09910-7 / 978-0-606-09910-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media Inc
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January 1994 : USA Hardback

Title: Sootface: Ojibwa Cin
Author(s): Robert D San Souci
ISBN: 0-385-44612-8 / 978-0-385-44612-9 (USA edition)
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April 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sukey and the Mermaid
Author(s): Robert D San Souci
ISBN: 0-02-778141-0 / 978-0-02-778141-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Four Winds Press
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Paperback Editions

April 1998 : USA Paperback

Title: Sukey and the Mermaid
Author(s): Robert D San Souci
ISBN: 0-87628-334-2 / 978-0-87628-334-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center for Applied Research in Education
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May 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sukey and the Mermaid
Author(s): Robert D San Souci
ISBN: 0-689-80718-X / 978-0-689-80718-3 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sukey and the Mermaid
Author(s): Robert D San Souci
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sukey and the Mermaid: with audio recording
Author(s): Robert D San Souci
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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