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A Whale of a Tale

Written by Debbie Dadey & illustrated by Tatevik Avakyan
Book #3 in the Mermaid Tales Series
Published by Aladdin Paperbacks
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Aug 28, 2012
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In this sparkling Mermaid Tales adventure, can Kiki overcome her fears and enjoy her first-ever trip to the ocean’s surface? The third graders at Trident Academy are traveling to the surface of the ocean for the first time ever for a “hugely” exciting activity: They’re going to visit a pod of humpback whales! But Kiki is less than thrilled. In fact, she’s scared from the top of her head to the tip of her tail. After all, the enormous creatures could swallow her (and maybe her entire class) in one giant gulp! Kiki’s pals Shelly and Echo try to help shrink her fears, and when a new friend comes along–a very big, whale-size friend–Kiki’s courage emerges, and the fun looms large.

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Who Wrote A Whale of a Tale

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Debbie Dadey

I first started dreaming about being a writer when I read picture books to my first grade students. The dream got bigger when I became a school librarian. Luckily for me, a fellow teacher had the same dream. Marcia Thornton Jones and I wrote together for a year and a half during our lunch period. Then we had a really bad day that turned into our first book, Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots. Our first story became a series and my love of series writing was born. I found that students feel a security in what they can expect from characters in a series. My newest series is Mermaid Tales. Third grade merstudents have adventures in school and with ocean creatures!

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781442429840
Publication Date:
August 28, 2012
Word Count:
7381
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2012936946
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1442429844
Lexile® Level:
590L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.7
Accelerated Reader® Points:
1.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
153726
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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