Sink or Swim
WA Sink or Swim
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Author Sarah Mlynowski
Illustrator Helen Huang
Published on 1 April 2014
Published by Scholastic Inc.
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Sink or Swim is the third book in the Whatever After series, written by Sarah Mlynowski. It was published on April 1 2014.


Once again, my brother and I are in hot water…

We weren’t planning to mess up the fairy tales. The first two times, we did it by accident. But when our magic mirror pulls us into the story of the Little Mermaid we have no choice but to try and rewrite it. Let’s just say the original story does NOT have a happy ending! 

Now we need to:

  • Convince our mermaid to keep her tail
  • Plan a royal wedding
  • Avoid getting eaten by sharks

We've got to find a happy ending for the little mermaid...before she’s fish food and we’re lost at sea forever!



"Once again, Mlynowski's reimagined fairy tale is oodles of fun, from the fact that everything in the Kingdom of Mustard is yellow to the awesome underwater breathing potion made from mermaid spit. Fresh, hip, and totally entertaining." —Booklist

4.7/5 on Barnes & Noble

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