An enchanted flute that vibrates when danger is near, sparkling mist that unlocks a drawer of family secrets, and a bookcase that expands to conceal her hiding place -- these are the bits of magic Lucy P. Simmons has experienced since her parents drowned at sea.
The magic is helping Lucy keep her house -- Father's beloved "ship on shore" -- out of the hands of her greedy uncle Victor. Lucy thinks the magic is coming from Marni, a mysterious woman who seems to be one with the sea itself . . . and who bears a striking resemblance to the mythical siren in the painting in Father's study. Together, Lucy and Marni devise a plan to stop Uncle Victor's conniving ways.
Barbara Mariconda's beautifully written and timeless story overflows with dazzling magic, swashbuckling adventure, and good, old-fashioned heart.
"Events come to a highly dramatic and visually stunning conclusion. However, Mariconda leaves the reader with unresolved threads. What is the source of the magic? What will happen on the next voyage? Adventurous possibilities await in a necessary second installment." -- Kirkus
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Publication Date||Oct 2, 2012|
|Publisher||Katherine Tegen Books|