Pick a book. Grow a Reader!
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Eva is visiting the beach with her best friend Lucy! They can't wait to build sandcastles and make seashell necklaces. But Eva is secretly afraid to go swimming because of the big fish -- like sharks! -- that live in the sea. After Eva hears the "Legend of the Mermowls" and spots her classmate Sue in the water, the sea doesn't seem so scary. Will Eva face her fears and maybe find some magic at the beach, too?
Rebecca Elliott's sweet text and full-color artwork on every page bring this story to life for young readers!
Rebecca Elliott has illustrated many children's books, including Kiss, Kiss Good Night
. She wrote and illustrated the USA Today
bestselling Owl Diaries series, the Unicorn Diaries series, Just Because
, and Zoo Girl
, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives with her family in the countryside of Suffolk, England.