The Sea Fairies

Author: Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank)

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 2
  • Illustrated? No
  • Audiobook
  • Length: C
  • Flesch: 80.15
  • Kincaid: 5.81
  • Fog Level: 8.25
  • Core 1 and 2: 79.71

Placement Text

"Nobody," said Cap'n Bill solemnly, "ever sawr a mermaid an' lived to tell the tale." "Why not?" asked Trot, looking earnestly up into the old sailor's face. They were seated on a bench built around a giant acacia tree that grew just at the edge of the bluff. Below them rolled the blue waves of the great Pacific. A little way behind them was the house, a neat frame cottage painted white and surrounded by huge eucalyptus and pepper trees. Still farther behind that—a quarter of a mile distant but built upon a bend of the coast—was the