The Tail of Emily Windsnap

The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Paperback - 2003 | 2nd U.S. pbk. ed
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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.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2003
Edition: 2nd U.S. pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780763660208
0763660205
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK
Characteristics: 208 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Gibb, Sarah - Illustrator

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darladoodles
May 16, 2018

A girl named Emily takes her first swimming lesson as a 7th grader and something weird is happening to her legs. How embarrassing! She fakes a cramp and takes a couple of days to regroup until it dawns on her that she can turn into a mermaid. But, no what?! Where is her father? Why doesn't her mother seem to like water at all -- yet she lives on a boat? Emily makes a new friend in a mermaid her own age and they start to look for answers.Middle grade students will read this book and learn about overcoming obstacles, blocking bullies and loving loyalty. Would make a fun read aloud.

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Otterdragon
Oct 29, 2015

i have liked mermaids since i watched a live action series staring mermaids so when i found this book series i was like O,O best mermaid book ever because i never found a book series about mermaids before now i have. if you love mermaids its a must read :D

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orange_cat_1579
Sep 02, 2015

Love the book so intense when she is finding her father!

#awesome

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tinayuezeng
Aug 31, 2014

love it!

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gac
Apr 24, 2013

I hope Liz Kessler writes a sixth book. I LOVE this series

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Meabh
Nov 16, 2012

This is a great book! liz kessler is a amazing author if you like her i would recommend "a year without autumn" it is amazing!

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Krispie19
Aug 20, 2011

When I first read this book is kinda boring but in the end it's really exciting!!!! :)

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Jinming
Jun 01, 2011

this book is so well-written,i was transported to emily's world

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LTHL
Nov 29, 2010

I liked reading this book when I was young. The whole mystery of the existence of mermaid is so fascinating.

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catcruz
Jan 15, 2010

This is about girl who finds out she is a mermaid and moves to secret island that no one knows about.

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