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Boom Broom doesn't think his life could get any worse. Ever since his mother was swept away by a twister, his family has gone crazy. They refuse to leave the house and Boom and his sister Mertyle are looked after by Halvor, the Viking descendant who rents the room over their garage.

When Boom finds a baby mermaid who seems to grant unlimited wishes, he thinks his luck has turned around. That is, until his sister is hit by the curse of the merfolk. Now Boom and his best friend Winger must find a way to return the merbaby to its mother and save Mertyle before it is too late.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on September 1, 2007 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316018163
ISBN-13: 9780316018166
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  • freewayjada5
    freewayjada5Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:49 am33 stars
    once his mother disappears with a twister Mertyle Broom starts faking sick and Mr.Broom goes into the attic hoping for protection against the wind. Halvor the cook whose a Viking descendant cooks fish for every meal. Bom Broom thinks he is the only one in his family who's not crazy. one day while getting some fish for dinner Boom finds a mermaid join him and his family on wild adventures by reading the book.
    • shiningstar
      shiningstarSunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:11 am
      I am reading this. P.S. I only have, like, 2 pages down.:D
      • ruthy9943
        ruthy9943Monday, July 30, 2012 at 7:55 am55 stars
        Want to catch a mermaid then read this book and you will find out
        • lexyheart
          lexyheartSaturday, July 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm55 stars
          Do you like mermaids, magic, and vikings? Then read this interesting book about two kids who happen to come apon a mermaid.