Finders Keepers

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:mermaids, lake monsters, moving away, treasure hunting, anxiety
  • Pub Date:01/19/2021
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Fry Level:3.1
  • Lexile:HL480L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:S
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Twelve-year-old Macy is an amateur treasure hunter who finds lost things along the southern Saskatchewan shores of Buffalo Pound Lake.

When her mom announces she’s leaving her park ranger job at the lake to be a police officer in the city, Macy decides she needs to find a treasure big enough to put Buffalo Pound on the map so her family can stay put. But instead of a treasure, Macy finds a mermaid kidnapped from the West Coast and brought to the Prairies by a monster known only as “The Beast.” Macy must find a missing magic shell to reconnect the mermaid with her family. But will Macy find the shell before the Beast does?

“A magical story of bravery, friendship, and little brothers…A great recommendation for any students interested in exploring, ­adventure, and treasure hunting.”
– School Library Journal
“A good adventure story with a touch of magic thrown in. Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
BC Books for BC Schools   | 2021  |  Commended
Saskatchewan Book Awards — Young Adult Literature Award   | 2023  |  Short-listed