Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 3 - 8Grades 4 - 7n/a5.9n/a
Somewhere in the Atlantic on a mysterious island, three eccentric women care for an assortment of astonishing creatures--not just seals, fish, and gulls, but mermaids, selkies, a couple of ghosts, a very long talking worm, and a boobrie that lays eggs so large, just one will make seventy-two omelets. But caring for so many, even the magical ones, is hard work, and Etta, Coral, and Myrtle are getting older. Perhaps if they kidnapped a few sensible children to help...

Which children the "aunts" choose and what happens to them on the island make for another wildly inventive and funny read by master storyteller Eva Ibbotson.
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published on October 23, 2000 by Dutton Juvenile
ISBN-10: 0525464840
ISBN-13: 9780525464846
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