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Mermaids Don't Run Track

Mermaids Don't Run Track

by Marcia Thornton Jones, Debbie Dadey Illustrated by John Steven Gurney

The third graders go to Camp Lone Wolf for three days for a district wide track meet. They hope to beat the Sheldon Sharks. They are worried about seeing Mr. Jenkins again (who they think is a werewolf). They meet Miss Waterford, who looks like a model or a princess from a fairy tale. She has long blond hair that goes all the way down her back. A sea shell comb pulls her shiny hair away from her face. She loves to run, but does not like to get wet. She also sings, and somehow her singing seems almost to entrance the kids; when she sings, they run faster!

She looks amazingly like a picture they see of a sailing ship mermaid, so Liza decides that Coach Waterford must be a mermaid, especially since Coach Waterford has very large feet.

7, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 5
Guided Reading
Tandem Library
Mystery and Suspense

About the Authors and Illustrator

Marcia Thornton Jones Marcia Thornton Jones is the co-author, with Debbie Dadey, of the best-selling Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Debbie Dadey Debbie Dadey is the co-author, with Marcia Thornton Jones, of the best-selling Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series.
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