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If only Maddy sees the mermaid, can it be real?

It’s Maddy’s turn to have a bayou summer. At first she misses life back home in the city, but soon she grows to love everything about her new surroundings—the glimmering fireflies, the glorious landscape, and something else, deep within the water, that only Maddy sees. Could it be a mermaid? As her grandmother shares wisdom about sayings and signs, Maddy realizes she may be only the sibling to carry on her family’s magical legacy. And when a disastrous oil leak threatens the bayou, she knows she may also be the only one who can help. Does she have what it takes to be a hero?

A coming-of-age tale rich with folk magic, set in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, Bayou Magic celebrates hope, friendship, and family, and captures the wonder of life in the Deep South.

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  • “Maddy is a brave and hopeful heroine, and the descriptions of the bayou are almost as magical as her legacy.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Readers will be easily drawn into Rhodes’ heady descriptions, and as environmental disaster threatens the landscape Maddy has come to love, her heroism shines as she protects the community and recognizes her own strength.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • "Bayou Magic revels in friendship and love while reflecting life in the Deep South. Looking to add diversity to your shelves? Look no farther than the characters that populate Bon Temps and experience the community in which they live.”

    Booklist

  • “Narrator Bahni Turpin brings alive this wondrous story. Her portrayal of Maddy is fully credible, especially her curiosity about her heritage. Turpin delivers Maddy’s grandmère’s cryptic sayings in a perfect blend of Louisiana French and English. The colourful array of accents she gives to other bayou folk adds cultural depth as well. As Turpin guides listeners, Maddy journeys toward self-discovery and a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with mermaids, magic, dragonflies, and an oil rig disaster. The excitement of Maddy and her fellow adventurer, Bear, is infectious.”

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