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A Comb of Wishes (Exclusive Edition)

A Comb of Wishes (Exclusive Edition)

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Set against the backdrop of Caribbean folklore, Lisa Stringfellow’s spellbinding middle grade debut tells of a grieving girl and a vengeful mermaid and will enchant readers who loved Kacen Callender’s Hurricane Child or Christian McKay Heidicker’s Scary Stories for Young Foxes.

Ever since her mother’s death, Kela feels every bit as broken as the shards of glass, known as “mermaid’s tears,” that sparkle on the Caribbean beaches of St. Rita. So when Kela and her friend Lissy stumble across an ancient-looking comb in a coral cave, with all she’s already lost, Kela can’t help but bring home her very own found treasure.

Far away, deep in the cold ocean, the mermaid Ophidia can feel that her comb has been taken. And despite her hatred of all humans, her magic requires that she make a bargain: the comb in exchange for a wish.

But what Kela wants most is for her mother to be alive. And a wish that big will exact an even bigger price…

This edition features:

  • Exclusive cover
  • Signed bookplate from Lisa Stringfellow
  • Kela Boxhill Collectible Card (designed by Andrew Kolb)

Genre: Contemporary fantasy, legends & myth, Middle Grade, Mermaids, Fiction, Mythology
Themes: The power of storytelling, Caribbean culture and community, coping with grief and loss, the strength of familial and platonic love.
Content Warnings: Grief, death of a parent, confinement, violence, slavery, kidnapping, perilous situations


Photos by: @a.o.tales (from Instagram) and Babs Books

Educational Benefits

A journey into a world of magic and self-discovery, fostering imagination and empathy while promoting themes of kindness and resilience, making it an educational tool for emotional development and moral reflection in a captivating narrative format.

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