The Tail of Emily Windsnap
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 her away from the water. But when Mom finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily makes a startling discovery - about her own... show more
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 her 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.
Publish date: May 11th 2010
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Edition language: English
Series: Emily Windsnap (#1)
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Emily Windsnap lives on a boat with her mother. She's never known her father. She's also never swum before. Imagine, living on a boat and not knowing how to swim! But when Emily's mother finally allows her to take lessons, Emily learns something truly amazing about herself--something that's thri...
This book was incredible. Incredibly real. It is the wonderful story of a girl who learns new things about herself. Even though we may not discovers we are mermaids, we still discover new things about ourselves every day. Everyone should be able to relate to this fantastical, wonderful story.
Young Emily Windsnap doesn't know much about her Dad. She just knows he's not around, and she certainly didn't think that he was a mermaid, until recently. For the new school year, Emily has to take swimming. Having never been in the water before, she's nervous. But she doesn't need to be because, a...
Short, simple story of a half-mermaid human girl with a mom who can't remember her past, a dad locked away in a prison for daring to love a human, a creepy lighthouse-keeping neighbor and the not-so-small problem that whenever she is immersed in water she turns into a mermaid, which can be rather di...