How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid

How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid

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All Mick Bogerman wanted to do was teach his little brother how to swim in the coolest swimming pool in town. He didn't ask to take care of a bunch of Sea-Monkeys while he was there. He certainly didn't mean to morph one of them into a mermaid by feeding it genetically enhanced super food. No one is more surprised than Mick when the creature starts luring unsuspecting adults into the deep end of the pool. Adults who don't resurface. Join Mick as he battles a powerful adversary: a bloodthirsty mermaid who hypnotizes with a golden gaze, shatters glass with a piercing shriek, and reveals her true menacing self by the light of a full moon. Lexile(R) measure 570L National Indie Excellence(R) Awards selects Slug Pie Story #2 as a 2015 Finalist from the backcover: Let the mermaid re-education begin. Toss most everything you know about mermaids right into the trash. They are not sweet girls with fish tails who sing pretty songs. They are ugly, red-scaled gorillas. They hypnotize you with their eyes and shatter glass with a shriek. But worst of the worst, they can shred you with their razor claws into bite-sized pieces. And they are always hungry. If one of them lands in your swimming pool you better read my simple steps for How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 129.03 x 198.12 x 8.38mm | 158.76g
  • Slug Pie Stories
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0990380130
  • 9780990380139
  • 2,121,476

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2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Pre-Teen Fiction Category Finalist "I read this book in one sitting I was so riveted by the narrative style and the action and I think it's a book that will have great re-reading value. I'm excited to see what happens in the other adventures in the Slug Pie stories series as this seems to be a fresh, action-packed take on the standard middle grade fantasy genre." Bruce Gargoyle, The Bookshelf Gargoyle "How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid ... I enjoyed the heck out of it. I wish this series had been around when I was a child. It stars three kids, Mick, his brother Finley and a local rich kid called Pj... The mini-gang reminds me of the group from The Goonies or, perhaps Stand by Me... the camaraderie is there with just the right amount of stressful thrills of horror to balance it." Frederick H. Crook, for The Review Board at therevboard.com.show more

About Mick Bogerman

Author, Mickey "Mick" Bogerman has lived in Beachwood, North Carolina all his 12-year-old life. His home is a two-bedroom apartment he shares with his Mom, Molly Bogerman, and his younger brother Finley. Mick is responsible for keeping watch over his brother while his Mom works. Mostly he tries to stay out of trouble, but mostly trouble seems to find him anyway. He has a knack for antagonizing scary creatures and girls, not necessarily in that order. Mick's favorite subjects in school are science (slime, rockets, bugs, and rocks-- what's not to like?), gym class (running, climbing, throwing-- more stuff to like), and reading (yay Mr. Corcoran lets him read whatever he likes-- like comic books). Speaking of comic books, Mick's favorites are X-Men, Demon Knights, Spiderman and Batman.show more
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