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A young girl learns she’s half mermaid and plunges into a scheme to reunite with her father in this entrancing, satisfying tale that beckons readers far below the waves.
For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long, her mother has seemed anxious to keep Emily away from the water. But when Mom finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily makes a startling discovery — about her own identity, the mysterious father she’s never met, and the thrilling possibilities and perils shimmering deep below the water’s surface. With a sure sense of suspense and richly imaginative details, first-time author Liz Kessler lures us into a glorious undersea world where mermaids study shipwrecks at school and Neptune rules with an iron trident — an enchanting fantasy about family secrets, loyal friendship, and the convention-defying power of love.
Pre-teen girls will likely bite at this novel's tempting bait.
--Publishers Weekly Delightful moments.
--School Library Journal
Light, imagination-tickling fare ideal for middle-grade girls, with charming ink-wash illustrations scattered throughout.
Middle school girls . . . will enjoy the tale.
There is no denying the siren-like allure of mermaid stories. . . . Gibb's spot art has a fluid delicacy that adds much to the watery ambience.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Liz Kessler makes a splash with this tightly written, highly imaginative debut.
--The Wall Street Journal
Liz Kessler creates an engaging heroine, full of funny asides and derring-do, and a sparkling, fast-paced story with more plot twists than a mermaid's flipping tale.
ISBN: 9780763660208 ISBN-10: 0763660205 Series: Emily Windsnap Audience:
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old For Grades: 4 - 6 Format:
Number Of Pages: 208 Published: 10th April 2012 Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S. Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34
Weight (kg): 0.18