The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler

The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Written by Liz Kessler
Illustrated by Sarah Gibb
Part of the Emily Windsnap Series

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Emily Windsnap - girl next door, best friend, mermaid - discovers that when she's in water she grows a beautiful mermaid tail! Together with her new friend, Shona, Emily sets off on a magical adventure to find her father. First in the series.


The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler

Emily Windsnap lives on a boat, but her mother has always been oddly anxious to keep her out of the water. It is only when Emily has her first school swimming lesson that she discovers why: as soon as she gets into the water, she grows a tail! Soon Emily discovers a glorious underwater world of fishes, coral, shipwrecks and mermaids, and, best of all, she finds a best friend! With mermaid Shona Silkfin by her side, Emily uncovers a surprising family secret and embarks on a quest to reunite her mum and dad. This enchanting fantasy deals with universal themes of family, friendship, love and justice - all handled with the lightness of touch for which Liz Kessler is so well known.


An enchanting, original and hugely enjoyable fantasy about a high-spirited girl who discovers she's a mermaid -- Francesca Simon An absolutely enchanting debut - a salty splash of something fresh within the tradition of the mermaid world. -- Amanda Craig

About the Author

Liz Kessler

Liz Kessler lives in rural Cheshire. She has worked as a teacher and journalist and has an MA in Creative Writing.

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240 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

5th August 2004




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