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The Mermaid's Twin Sister: More Stories from Trinidad

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This sequel to A Wave in Her Pocket offers six stories based on Trinidad's folklore, in a framework of contemporary island life. "These are wonderful tales to read aloud to middle-graders, who will want to reread them to scare themselves all over again." --Booklist
Paperback, 64 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Houghton Mifflin (first published 1994)
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Amanda
These stories were so engaging, spooky and magical. I enjoyed the frame narrative that linked them together: Tantie telling stories to Amber and her cousins. I enjoyed the uniqueness of these stories and learning about Trinidadian culture.
Erika Larsen
Jul 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
This anthology of traditional stories about the Trinidad culture were very intriguing. I knew almost nothing about the Trinidad before I read these stories, but this collection very subtly enlightened me about a very unique culture. The stories possessed a very strong narrative voice and persona, which added to the authenticity of the stories.
Vanessa Maeda
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Main Character: Amber, grandaunt Tantie, and her cousins
Setting: Trinidad
POV: 1st- Amber

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Ambers great-aunt Tantie passes down traditions and values of the Trinidadian culture to the children in the family. Tantie has chosen Amber to be her successor, who is to make sure she continues on oral storytelling about Trinidad. In this book there are six short stories, all of which are a bit supernatural. This book is an excellent addition to multicultural literature for elementary students. The
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Leslie Fisher
Amazing book. I love books of folklore from different areas, and these are stories from Trinidad. The writing is so vibrant and gives a glimpse into Trinidadian family life and the importance of story telling.
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