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The Tail of Emily Windsnap (Emily Windsnap)

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ISBN13: 9780763628116
ISBN10: 0763628115
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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.

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"In her debut novel, 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 tail. Hand this one to your kids when they complain of nothing to do." Children's Literature

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"Kessler seems unsure about the tone she wishes to set, but middle school girls nonetheless will enjoy the tale." VOYA

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"This fantasy has some delightful moments, but not enough to keep it afloat. Characters are not fully developed, the plot wavers between complicated and oversimplified, and the transition from merworld to human is not smooth." School Library Journal

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"Liz Kessler makes a splash with this tightly written, highly imaginative debut." — FAMILYFUN

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.

About the Author

Sarah Gibb, whose bold, fanciful illustrations have appeared in Vogue and other magazines, illustrated The Family Treasury of Classic Christmas Carols.

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cloudkit, July 5, 2008 (view all comments by cloudkit)
This is a exciting book of edvanture.If youre a person who likes busy but not to busy then this is a book for you.
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stella101, March 12, 2008 (view all comments by stella101)
I loved this book. I loved it so much, that I'm going to read the whole series.Sometimes I wish a good book would never end, this book is one of those.
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lolor13, June 20, 2007 (view all comments by lolor13)
This was a terrific book, I enjoyed it very much and I'm sure others will. I'm glad it made it on to the book list. Very well written.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763628116
Author:
Liz Kessler and Sarah Gibb
Publisher:
Candlewick
Illustrator:
Gibb, Sarah
Author:
Kessler, Liz
Author:
Gibb, Sarah
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Swimming
Subject:
Mermaids
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Series:
Emily Windsnap
Publication Date:
20100427
Binding:
Undefined
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.60x5.20x.49 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 224 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763628116 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In her debut novel, 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 tail. Hand this one to your kids when they complain of nothing to do."
"Review" by , "Kessler seems unsure about the tone she wishes to set, but middle school girls nonetheless will enjoy the tale."
"Review" by , "This fantasy has some delightful moments, but not enough to keep it afloat. Characters are not fully developed, the plot wavers between complicated and oversimplified, and the transition from merworld to human is not smooth."
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , "Liz Kessler makes a splash with this tightly written, highly imaginative debut." — FAMILYFUN

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.

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