Authors: Debbie Dadey
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T'S SHELLY SIREN'S FIRST DAY
at Trident Academy, and she's nervous from the top of her head to the tip of her sparkling mermaid tail. Everyone there is so smart and pretty. Will she stick out like a giant jellyfish or fit in with the rest of the mergirls and merboys?
At first Shelly and her best friend, Echo, have lots of fun eating lunch together, trying to make very grumpy Mr. Fangtooth smile, and joining after-school clubs. But when they have a big argument, another classmateâthe trouble-making Pearlâcomes between them, and Shelly wonders if she and Echo will ever be able to fix their friendship!
is the author and coauthor of one hundred and fifty children's books, including the series The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids. A former teacher and librarian, Debbie now lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her wonderful husband and children. They live about two hours from the ocean and love to go there to look for mermaids. If you see any, let her know at
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This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author's imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
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The Library of Congress has cataloged the hardcover edition as follows: Dadey, Debbie.
Trouble at Trident Academy / by Debbie Dadey ; [illustrations by Tatevik Avakyan]. â 1st Aladdin hardcover ed. p. cm. â (Mermaid tales ; [bk. 1])
Summary: Mermaids Shelly and Echo are excited to begin third grade at the prestigious Trident Academy, but snooty Pearl, jokester Rocky, brilliant Kiki, grumpy Mr. Fangtooth, and an argument over their first project challenge the best friends. Includes facts about marine plants and animals and words to
The Mermaid Tales Song
ISBN 978-1-4424-4978-7 (hc)
[1. SchoolsâFiction. 2. MermaidsâFiction. 3. Best friendsâFiction. 4. FriendshipâFiction.]
I. Avakyan, Tatevik, 1983â ill. II. Title.
PZ7.D128Tro 2012 [Fic]âdc23 2012000130
ISBN 978-1-4424-2980-2 (pbk) ISBN 978-1-4424-2981-9 (eBook)
To my wonderful family:
Eric, Nathan, Becky, and Alex.
I look forward to many
more ocean trips together!