Daughters of The Sea: #1 Hannah
Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky plunges into the world of teen romance with a magical series about the newest supernatural phenomenon--mermaids! Hannah is not like other girls in the turn-of-the-century Boston orphanage where she grew up. Instead of seasickness, she gets land sickness. She leaves a ring of salt in the tub when she bathes, and sometimes she sees a faint tracing of scales on her feet. It's freakish, horrifying . . . and deeply thrilling. Hannah feels a change coming. But she is not the only one who senses it. A young painter recognizes something in Hannah--a connection with the sea that recalls a secret from his own past. A choice lies ahead, and Hannah must discover if she is a creature of the land--or of the sea.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 134.37 x 209.55 x 17.53mm | 281.23g
- 01 Jul 2011
- Scholastic US
- New York, United States
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About Kathryn Lasky
Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A TIME FOR COURAGE and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.
Our customer reviews
Hannah is an orphan who was sent to work at the Hawley's residence as a scullery girl. She felt an unusual bond to the sea, and her feelings were intensified when she went to the Hawley's summer cottage to prepare the family's arrival, for it is near the sea. The story has its charm, but there is not much suspense in the plot. For a plotwise reader like me, there isn't much to discover, and I felt slightly disappointed by this notion. The storytelling has a faraway tone to it - it's boundless, expressive and charming. One thing that I can tell you for sure is that the author did a great job in detailing the Hawley's eldest daughter - Lila's madness. She and her cat, Jade make a crazy and somewhat bizzare couple. My favourite character in the book would be Harietta "Ettie" Hawley, for she is a likeable young girl who is both free-spirited and lacking of the arrogance usually present in young ladies from noble families. She treats Hannah like a sister, and she even takes Hannah's side when Lila is against the scullery girl. Ettie reminds me of a dolphin - kind and gentle, but still playful. I really love how the author incorporates elements of fantasy in a story set in a real world. Perhaps I would enjoy this book better if it was not ended so abruptly. But still, I realize that this book is only the first in the series, so I would expect a good explanation for this perplexed ending in the second book in the series, May.show moreby Aik