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Water Tales: Aquamarine / Indigo
Water Tales Aquamarine / Indigo
Author: Alice Hoffman
Two previously published novels by Alice Hoffman are presented here in one paperback volume. AQUAMARINE explores the unlikely romance that blossoms between a mermaid and a shy human, while INDIGO tells the story of Martha Glimmer and her two best friends, Trout and Eel, who are the sons of a mermaid.
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ISBN-13: 9780439474146
ISBN-10: 0439474140
Publication Date: 3/1/2003
Pages: 198
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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daredevilgirl013 avatar reviewed Water Tales: Aquamarine / Indigo on + 746 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I wanted to read this book because I saw the movie Aquamarine and I kept wondering why oh why did the movie end like it did (cause I thought the ending was horrible) and I wondered if the book was the same. The movie and the book are like night and day. The book made me realize why the movie had such a bad ending, because the movie was nothing like the book at all, except it had a mermaid, the two girls, and Raymond. That's about where it ends. It is a very quick read, I finished the Aquamarine part of the book in about half an hour. But it's a good read for those that want to figure out why the movie was the way it was.
kateknolls avatar reviewed Water Tales: Aquamarine / Indigo on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Two short stories about mermaids and merfolk. I found both stories to be really easy reads that you could finish in an afternoon. They were enjoyable and lighthearted, nothing too heavy. I think they are targeted towards younger readers. But I've read some of Alice Hoffman's other works and she stays true to her themes of bringing magic to every day life and human situations.
daedelys avatar reviewed Water Tales: Aquamarine / Indigo on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I had seen the movie and remembered it to be fairly entertaining, but found the story a bit boring a disappointing. I was stuck reading it since I had nothing else with me (read while in the docs office, so it was good for that at least). I was looking for a quick read, which I found, but it wasn't all that great.

This short story was much better than "Aquamarine", which is the only other one I've read (so far) by this author. I could see this one being made into a movie much easier than Aquamarine had just due to its unique plot and characters that were fairly easy to relate to. It has some wonderful life-lessons and a happy ending. What more can you ask for?
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embchicken avatar reviewed Water Tales: Aquamarine / Indigo on + 95 more book reviews
Great read Alice Hoffman does not disappoint with this book.


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