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Skin of the sea  Cover Image Book Book

Skin of the sea / Natasha Bowen.

Bowen, Natasha, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593120941
  • ISBN: 9780593120972
  • ISBN: 9780593120958
  • ISBN: 0593120949
  • ISBN: 0593120973
  • ISBN: 0593120957
  • Physical Description: 309 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"A way to survive. A way to serve. A way to save. Simi prayed to the gods, once. Now she serves them as Mami Wata-a mermaid-collecting the souls of those who die at sea and blessing their journeys back home. But when a living boy is thrown overboard, Simi goes against an ancient decree and does the unthinkable-she saves his life. And punishment awaits those who dare to defy the gods. To protect the other Mami Wata, Simi must journey to the Supreme Creator to make amends. But all is not as it seems. There's the boy she rescued, who knows more than he should. And something is shadowing Simi, something that would rather see her fail. . .Danger lurks at every turn, and as Simi draws closer, she must brave vengeful gods, treacherous lands, and legendary creatures. Because if she fails, she risks not only the fate of all Mami Wata, but also the world as she knows it."-- Amazon
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 up. Random House Children's Books.
860L Lexile
Subject: Yoruba (African people) > Fiction.
Mermaids > Fiction.
Gods, Yoruba > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Soul > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction.

Available copies

  • 22 of 26 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 26 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Webb City Public Library YA Bowen, Natasha (Text) 38262300006972 Young Adult Available -

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