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Title:
Mermaid tales. Book 2, Battle of the best friends

Mermaid tales book 2 battle of the best friends

Mermaid tales book two

Mermaid tales battle of the best friends

Battle of the best friends

Mermaid tales ;

Mermaid tales.
Title:
Mermaid tales. Book 2, Battle of the best friends
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Publisher Info:
New York, NY : Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2012]
Physical Description:
85 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series:
Mermaid tales ; book 2

Mermaid tales.
General Note:
Pagination may vary.
Abstract:
Mermaid Echo is doing tail flips because she's going to see her favorite under-the-sea band, the Rays. They're performing for Pearl's birthday party and everyone at Trident Academy is invited except Echo's best friend Shelly.

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Summary

Summary

In this splashy new Mermaid Tale, a megapopular boy band is set to perform at an undersea celebration--but what if a mean girl keeps Shelly from joining in the fun?

Echo, Shelly Siren's best friend, is doing tail flips because she's going to see the hottest boy band around--The Rays! It's her classmate Pearl's birthday, and the Rays are going to perform at her exclusive party. Troublemaker Pearl has invited just about everyone--everyone, that is, except Shelly! Shelly urges Echo to go anyway, but Echo doesn't want to leave her friend out of the exciting celebration...so Shelly hatches a plan to make sure Echo sees her favorite group. And when the Rays do come to town (amidst plenty of under-the-sea, boy band drama), Echo returns the favor so that Shelly is included in the festivities--in the most unexpected of ways!


Author Notes

Debbie Dadey was born on May 18, 1959 in Kentucky. Prior to pursuing a full-time writing career, she was head librarian at an elementary school.

She is known for co-authoring the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series. Her co-author Marcia Thornton Jones was a teacher at the same elementary school when they started writing together. The first title they wrote together was Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots and from this emerged The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series.

Even though they no longer live near each other they are still collaborating on titles. They are also authors of several series including The Triplet Trouble series, the Bailey City Monsters series, and Keyholders series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Excerpts

Excerpts

The News W HAT IS TAKING SHELLY so long?" Echo asked. She swam back and forth, then peeked around the corner of her shell. If Shelly didn't hurry, they would be late for school. "Too bad I don't have one of those gadgets humans use to talk to someone who's far away," Echo said. People fascinated Echo. Ever since Shelly's grandfather had told her about their machines that capture singing, Echo had wanted to see a human. She even wondered what it would be like to not have a tail. She did a huge backward flip and smiled. Having a tail did have some advantages. If she kept practicing her flips, she hoped to make the Tail Flippers team at her new school, Trident Academy. Tryouts were this week. Her best friend, Shelly, had already tried out for the Shell Wars sports team at school. Echo did another flip, this time twisting sideways. "That was great," Shelly said, swimming up beside her. "There you are!" Echo squealed. "Have you heard the news?" "Yes!" Shelly shouted. "I can't wait!" "Me neither," Echo said. "Come on, let's get to school." The two mergirls splashed past the statues of famous merfolk in MerPark. "I can't believe Pearl was able to do it," Echo said as they swam quickly along. Shelly brushed a lock of red hair out of her face. "Pearl?" she asked. "Pearl didn't even try out." Pearl was another mergirl in their third-grade class, who seemed to think she was better than everyone else. Echo laughed as they reached the entrance to their school. "You don't have to try out; you just need lots of jewels to pay for them." "You can pay to get on the Shell Wars team?" Shelly asked. "I thought Pearl hated Shell Wars." Echo stopped and stared at her friend. " What are you talking about?" "I'm talking about Shell Wars. Coach Barnacle announces who made the team today. What are you talking about?" Echo grabbed Shelly's hands and squeezed them tightly. "I'm talking about Pearl's birthday party. She's invited the Rays!" "You're kidding!" Shelly screamed. There wasn't a merperson alive who hadn't heard of the Rays. They were an amazing boy band and they were very, very cute. "Didn't you get your invitation?" Echo asked. Shelly shook her head. "I bet you'll get it today," Echo told her friend. She smiled as they went into the school, but she was a little worried. Pearl wasn't exactly the nicest mergirl in their class, and she didn't like Shelly very much. What if Pearl hadn't invited Shelly? What would Echo do? Text copyright © 2012 by Debbie Dadey Illustrations copyright © 2012 by Tatevik Avakyan All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Excerpted from Battle of the Best Friends by Debbie Dadey All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.