BERA THE ONE-HEADED TROLL by Eric Orchard

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Bera was  perfectly happy living alone on her island, farming pumpkins for the king. She never intended to have an adventure. But when she sees the human baby in the clutches of the malevolent mermaids, she just has to step in and rescue it. And when she discovers that the baby is being hunted by an evil witch who intends to turn it into a monster, she feels compelled to venture off of her Island in search of a hero who can return the baby to its village. But her search for a hero quickly becomes a quest more exciting and dangerous than she ever dreamed.

 This graphic novel will delight readers with its unlikely heroine on an unexpected adventure.   There are moments of humor, suspense, and action in a fairly straightforward plot. This book will likely appeal most to readers in  grades 3-5.

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