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It's Maddy's turn to have a bayou summer. At first she misses life back home in the city, but soon she grows to love everything about her new surroundings - the glimmering fireflies, the glorious landscape, and something else, deep within the water, that only Maddy sees.

Could it be a mermaid? As her grandmother shares wisdom about sayings and signs, Maddy realizes she may be only the sibling to carry on her family's magical legacy. And when a disastrous oil leak threatens the bayou, she knows she may also be the only one who can help. Does she have what it takes to be a hero?

A coming-of-age tale rich with folk magic, set in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, Bayou Magic celebrates hope, friendship, and family, and captures the wonder of life in the Deep South.

©2015 Jewell Parker Rhodes (P)2015 Recorded Books

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  • Brittany D De Fede
  • 06-06-15

Bayou Magic Best Book Ever!

Loved it. Recommend you listen to it. this book was filled with lots of adventure.

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  • B. Dickinson
  • 13-11-20

Beautifully Written and Beautifully Told

This is a wonderful fantasy story with many realistic elements of a modern family and community. Mandy, the young heroine, learns that love and heroism take many different forms. Excellent for children, and the narrator voiced it with lovely variation in character voices and consistency across the novel. Highly recommend.

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  • L.Long0112
  • 04-07-20

Enjoyed!

This book is better than I thought it would be. Narration by Bahni turpin was great as usual. I also enjoyed the character development. I would recommend.

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  • Brandy
  • 16-08-18

Beautiful Tale

The themes in this book aren't necessarily Middle Grade, but Jewell Parker Rhodes does an amazing job keeping this book at a Middle Grade level. But, as an adult, I very much enjoyed listening to the story as well. The characters are so vibrant and full of life that it's easy to follow them into the Bayou.