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Book Condition: Very Good++
New York: four Winds Press, 1992. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Very Good++/near fine. Stated first American Edition. Coretta Scott Knig Honor book without the sticker. Former owner's small address sticker on ffep, otherwise as new. Sukey is a hardworking daughter of poor South Carolina Islanders. One day she escapes to the beach to hide from her stepfather's scoldings. There she unwittingly calls up Mama Jo, a beautiful brown-skinned, black-eyed mermaid, who gives Sukey a gold coin to present to her parents so they won't be mad at her. The coin sets in motion a richly textured tale of greed, loyalty and the power of love. Full-color illustrations.