Coral and her sister thought they were playing a game, but you never know what a hurricane will stir up.
Coral and Pearl’s vacation is not the same this summer. Their father isn’t with them, and Hurricane Sandy has left the little shore town battered and worn. Coral invents the mermaid game as a distraction until the sisters meet a local boy who knows all about the ocean. It turns out not even he is prepared for everything a hurricane can bring up from the deep.
A middle-grade short story about the summer, sea glass, and strange things yet undiscovered. For ages 10 and up, 17 pages.
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Resources for Readers and Teachers
- Read the nonfiction origins of the story in Shark and Minnow: A summer memoir.
- Contact Kell Andrews to arrange a Skype or classroom visit about Stories Found and Made: The difference between fiction and nonfiction.