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Even though Feather Fin is curious about the mysterious world high above his ocean home, he discovers that traveling far from home can be dangerous.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 11th 2003 by Price Stern Sloan (first published 1983)
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Kest Schwartzman
Feb 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
jeez. Even in the scheme of this series, the message in this one is objectionable. "If you follow your dreams, you'll end up gasping for air, dieing hopelessly, unless a wave just happens to catch you."
Katrina
Sep 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This, along with Buttermilk, was my absolute favorite as a child. It's funny how things change when you're rereading as an adult. While Buttermilk's story absolutely holds up now, Feather Fin's is a little bit light and preachy. I think I'd mostly loved the art.

This is a bit of a Little Mermaid story, where Feather Fin spends his days dreaming of a different life that his mother warns him isn't safe for an eel like him. When he sneaks off one night and accidentally beaches himself, nearly dying
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Julia
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has some beautiful pictures that will take you underneath the sea and into the life of a little eel with bright dreams above. This story in a sense can be the companion to "The Little Mermaid" where instead of a happy ending in High Above the eel finds the true dangers of ignoring his mother even for the seductive glittery beauty he views above.

The writing is poetic and simple enough while being very detailed so you are truly brought to be under the sea. The adult reader will be able
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Andd Becker
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A universal truth appears in this enchanting story written by Stephen Cosgrove and illustrated by Robin James. Excellent use of verbs and adverbs heightens the action as a young eel disobeys his mother and experiences potential danger in the land of High Above.
Mikana
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Beautifully illustrated and a sweet little story with morale. A wonderful story to share with your loved ones.
Ash
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A moralistic story which cautions against adventure unapproved by a parent. It's really such a pretty book with colorful, meaningful moments.
jacky
Apr 03, 2007 rated it liked it
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I think I read this one because I remember the cover and I know I read some of the others by this author. But, I can't find a plot summary to know for sure.
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