A humorous and fantastical tale of wishes, Vikings and wicked merbabies.
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.
TO CATCH A MERMAID is a delight. Suzanne Selfors knows just how to balance weird happenings with likeable, believable characters. The story of the very unfortunate - and very funny - Broom family will appeal to anyone who likes humour, surprises, a dash of sadness and merbabies with killer teeth - Jeanne DuPrau, author of CITY of EMBER.