by Cynthia Rylant (3rd+)
Daniel’s parents have died in an accident and now he is living with his grandfather on an island off of British Columbia. While walking along the shore one day, Daniel meets a mermaid who gives him a key. This key will lead him to find out more about his family and help him to find new family. What does this magic key open? Read the Islander by Cynthia Rylant to find out.