Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Lilly and Fin by Cornelia Funke -- OPTIONAL

Lilly and Fin: A Mermaid's Tale by Cornelia Funke. CHAPTER BOOK. Random House Kids, 2017. $10.

Content: PG



Mermaids Lilly and Fin are best friends who love to explore their undersea world. But one day Lilly convinces Fin to go beyond where he feels comfortable, and he is captured by greedy humans. Can Lilly rescue Fin, or will he become a permanent member of the humans' home aquarium?

While mermaids are a popular topic, this particular selection seemed to lack the spark that makes it unique. It was easy to put down between reading sessions and didn't feel particularly memorable. And, unfortunately, the ending was not as satisfying as I would have liked. (For example, I keep wondering about all the other unfortunate sea creatures the humans captured.)

Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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