Book View: The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Book View: The Tail of Emily WindsnapThe Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
Series: Emily Windsnap #1
Published by Candlewick Press on 2003
Pages: 209

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.

Short & Sweet:  A fun yet beautifully written novel about a human who finds out that she can turn into a mermaid. I really enjoyed listening to this short novel and realized why all of my girls love these books – they're full of drama, friendships, and, of course, mermaids.
Final Verdict: Kessler does a fantastic job with Emily's voice and I can't wait to read more of her adventures.

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