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Liz Kessler - Author

About the Author

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

 

Featured books by Liz Kessler

A Year without Autumn

A Year without Autumn

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

If you could see into the future - would you look? Jenni Green doesn't have a choice. On her way to visit her best friend, Autumn, Jenni suddenly finds she's been transported exactly one year forward in time. Now she discovers that in the year that's gone by, tragedy has struck and her friendship with Autumn will never be the same again. But what caused the tragedy? How did Jenni skip a year? And can she find her way back to the past to try to change what lies ahead? With humour - and her customary light touch - the author of the Emily Windsnap books (click here) plays a fascinating game with time, and explores the changes that take place in friendships and families in the aftermath of a disaster.

Other books by Liz Kessler

Emily Windsnap and the Pirate Prince Book 8

Emily Windsnap and the Pirate Prince Book 8

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Feisty girls take to the helm of a pirate ship in this new Emily Windsnap adventure! Ordinary girl on land, magical mermaid in water... Bubbling with magic, fun, friendship and oceans of adventure. A must-read for girls aged 8+. When Emily Windsnap's boyfriend Aaron is captured by pirates there's only one option - join a rival pirate crew and persuade them to help rescue him. The Pirate Prince agrees, as long as Emily assists in finding the Trident's Treasure first. But as if boarding a pirate ship weren't dangerous enough, Emily soon discovers that pirates hate mermaids. If her true identity is revealed, her life - and Aaron's - will be at risk. How will Emily keep her secret when the only way to win the treasure is by turning into a mermaid?

Early Reader: Jenny the Pony's Big Day

Early Reader: Jenny the Pony's Big Day

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

An Early Reader about friendship featuring Jenny the Pony, from bestselling EMILY WINDSNAP author, Liz Kessler, and Laura Tonge, with illustrations from Mike Phillips. Jenny the pony is always getting into trouble ... until she meets James, a little boy in a wheelchair. James and Jenny are the perfect match, and are a perfect team when they compete in the big Spring Gala together.

Haunt Me

Haunt Me

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

An intensely romantic and haunting novel about how love can overcome the ultimate divide - from Liz Kessler, the bestselling author of Read Me Like a Book. Joe wakes up from a deep sleep to see his family leave in a removals van. Where they've gone, he has no idea. Erin moves house and instantly feels at home in her new room. Even if it appears she isn't the only one living in it. Bit by bit, Erin and Joe discover that they have somehow found a way across the ultimate divide - life and death. Bound by their backgrounds, a love of poetry and their growing feelings for each other, they are determined to find a way to be together. Joe's brother, Olly, never cared much for poetry. He was always too busy being king of the school - but that all changed when Joe died. And when an encounter in the school corridor brings him face to face with Erin, he realises how different things really are - including the kind of girl he falls for. Two brothers. Two choices. Will Erin's decision destroy her completely, or can she save herself before she is lost forever?

Early Reader: Jenny the Pony's New Friends

Early Reader: Jenny the Pony's New Friends

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2016

A red Early Reader about friendship featuring Jenny the Pony, from bestselling Emily Windsnap author, Liz Kessler, and Laura Tonge, with illustrations from Mike Phillips. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Amy's pony, Jenny, is lonely in her new stable yard, but soon finds some clever ways to make new friends. From fellow pony Peanut, to kittens, chickens and a family of baby sparrows - there's always friendship to be found.

Read Me Like A Book

Read Me Like A Book

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

'An important contribution to the YA literary canon and a welcome reminder that love is love, no matter what.' - Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author The first YA novel from bestselling author Liz Kessler, Read Me Like A Book is a brave, honest and vital coming-out story that follows one girl's exploration of love, identity and sexuality. Ashleigh Walker is having a difficult year. She's struggling at school, and coming home to parents who are on the verge of divorce. She knows she should be happy spending time with her boyfriend - but, for some reason, being around him just makes her worry more. It's only in her English teacher, Miss Murray, that she feels she's found a kindred spirit. Miss Murray helps Ashleigh develop her writing skills and her confidence - but what happens when boundaries begin to blur? What will the repercussions be for Ashleigh? And how will she navigate her own sexuality?

Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins?

Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins?

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Jessica Jenkins is missing . . . Jessica Jenkins has always thought she was a perfectly ordinary girl, until the day that part of her arm vanishes in the middle of a Geography lesson! Her best friend Izzy is determined to help Jessica realise what a great opportunity the power to turn invisible could be, but where has her new ability come from? Does this mean she's a superhero? And, when her friends are threatened, can Jessica use her superpower to help? A wonderful superhero adventure from bestselling author Liz Kessler.

Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret Book 4

Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret Book 4

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Emily is delighted when her family returns to Brightport, but their attempts to follow Neptune's orders to bring humans and merfolk together seem doomed. Thrown out of mermaid school and scorned by her old enemy, Mandy Rushton, Emily goes in search of the lost sirens who were banished by Neptune to a top secret undersea cavern. Only when she uncovers the sirens' true story can she put the pieces of her own life back together. A magical adventure, featuring the power of friendship and told with Liz's characteristic warmth and lightness of touch.

The Tail of Emily Windsnap Book 1

The Tail of Emily Windsnap Book 1

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

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.

Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep Book 2

Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep Book 2

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Emily Windsnap is thrilled to arrive at her new home - a secret island near the Bermuda Triangle where humans and merfolk live together, and where being a girl who grows a tail as soon as she enters the water isn't a problem. But, being Emily, she can't resist exploring forbidden places, and, as a result, she inadvertently wakes the kraken - the legendary sea monster that has been asleep for two hundred years! Emily tries to undo the damage as the kraken's terrifying tentacles rise from the deep! Mermaid magic and a fabulous adventure focused on the power of friendship make this a real page-turner.

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist Book 3

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist Book 3

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

The magic ring that Emily Windsnap - half mermaid, half ordinary girl - finds buried in the sand belongs to Neptune, and he wants it back. But the ring, once on, won't come off, and an angry Neptune sends Emily's boat spinning away across the sea. When it comes to rest, she and her best friend, Shona, can see a mysterious castle shimmering in the mist on the horizon... Another magical adventure full of fun and friendship!

Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun Book 5

Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun Book 5

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Emily and Aaron are sent on a top secret mission by King Neptune. The king has been having nightmares he doesn't understand and he knows only that Emily and Aaron must go to the Land of the Midnight Sun to avoid catastrophe. But when the friends arrive in this icy world of mountains and glaciers, they uncover a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined. A magical adventure about the power of friendship.

Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls Book 6

Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls Book 6

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Welcome back to the world of Emily Windsnap! A school trip to a beautiful island plunges Emily and her friends into a new adventure. What is the secret of the mysterious ship that sometimes appears on the horizon, and does the answer lie in the lost city of Atlantis? Emily's adventures have been captivating fans for more than ten years, and this is the eagerly awaited sixth book in the bestselling series.

Read Me Like A Book

Read Me Like A Book

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2015

Ashleigh Walker is in love. You know the feeling - that intense, heart-racing, all-consuming emotion that can only come with first love. It's enough to stop her worrying about bad grades at college. Enough to distract her from her parents' marriage troubles. There's just one thing bothering her...Shouldn't it be her boyfriend, Dylan, who makes her feel this way - not Miss Murray, her English teacher? A thought-provoking coming out story from a highly skilled author.

North of Nowhere

North of Nowhere

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

The sleepy seaside village of Porthaven hides a mystery... Mia's grandad has vanished and nobody knows why. When Mia and her mum go to support her grandma, Mia makes friends with local girl, Dee. But why does Dee seem so out of reach? Why does she claim to be facing violent storms when Mia sees only sunny skies? And can Mia solve the mystery and find her grandad before time and tide forever wash away his future? A night of storms. A lifetime of secrets. A week to find the truth.

Emily Windsnap Complete Five Book Collection

Emily Windsnap Complete Five Book Collection

Author: Liz Kessler Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2013

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 even makes a mermaid best friend, Shona Silkfin! With Shona and her other friends by her side, Emily embarks on a series of exciting and magical adventures, tackling everything from an angry sea god to a monstrous kraken.

A Year without Autumn

A Year without Autumn

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

If you could see into the future - would you look? Jenni Green doesn't have a choice. On her way to visit her best friend, Autumn, Jenni suddenly finds she's been transported exactly one year forward in time. Now she discovers that in the year that's gone by, tragedy has struck and her friendship with Autumn will never be the same again. But what caused the tragedy? How did Jenni skip a year? And can she find her way back to the past to try to change what lies ahead? With humour - and her customary light touch - the author of the Emily Windsnap books (click here) plays a fascinating game with time, and explores the changes that take place in friendships and families in the aftermath of a disaster.

Philippa Fisher and the Fairy's Promise

Philippa Fisher and the Fairy's Promise

Author: Liz Kessler Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2011

Philippa is excited to spend the winter break with her friend Robyn, but when a magic spell carved on a mysterious circle of rocks suddenly transports Philippa to fairy godmother headquarters, she learns that her own mother is in danger. To protect her mother from a serious accident, Philippas fairy godsister, Daisy, has to pretend to be Philippameanwhile Philippa is stuck pretending to be a fairy!And thats just the beginning of their adventure: after passing a harrowing test of their loyalty to each other, Philippa and Daisy undergo a fantastic journey to find a lost fairy whose job was to maintain a portalone of the few openings left between the human and fairy worlds. With time running out, and all remaining links between humans and fairies at risk of being severed, Daisy finds herself facing an extraordinary choice that has the power to change her life forever.

Philippa Fisher and the Dream-Maker's Daughter

Philippa Fisher and the Dream-Maker's Daughter

Author: Liz Kessler Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

Philippa Fisher is feeling lonely. She misses her fairy godsister, Daisy. But while on vacation with her parents, she befriends a local girl named Robyn. Though shes excited to have a friend again, Philippa cant help but feel that theres something strange about Robyn and her father.Meanwhile, Daisy, who is hard at work on a new mission, misses Philippa as well, so she decides to break the rules to visit her friend. Though the girls are happy to be reunited, things soon begin to go horribly wrong with Daisys assignment. And when all three of the girls find themselves in danger, Philippa must work quickly to save herself and her friends.Fairies, magic, and friendships old and new are all woven together in this intriguing adventure from Liz Kessler.

Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister

Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister

Author: Liz Kessler Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2011

Philippa Fisher is just your average eleven-and-a-half-year-old girlshes a bit shy and not the most popular girl at school. But all that changes one day when a new girl named Daisy arrives at school and reluctantly confesses that she is Philippas very own fairy godsister.Unfortunately for Philippa, Daisy is one fairy who is not too fond of humans, and so she isnt pleased about having to help Philippa. In fact, she wants nothing more than to grant Philippa her three wishes quickly so that she can move on to a new assignment.However, things arent that simple. Philippa and Daisy just cant seem to get along, and Philippas wishes keep making her life worse rather than better. Will Philippa and Daisy be able to come together to solve the mess theyve created before its too late?

Philippa Fisher and the Stone Fairy's Promise Book 3

Philippa Fisher and the Stone Fairy's Promise Book 3

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

The third magical fairy novel in the Philippa Fisher series from bestselling Emily Windsnap author, Liz Kessler. Philippa is looking forward to spending New Year in the village where her new friend Robyn lives. But her fairy godsister Daisy, assigned to a new job but disobeying orders as usual, turns up to warn her that something really bad (SRB) is going to happen! What they don't know is that a fairy has gone missing from the ancient stone circle on the moors - and that at ATC (Above the Clouds) Headquarters, the fairy godmothers in charge have a special plan for them... A perfect story for Liz Kessler's many fans, in which humans and fairies swap worlds with dramatic and unexpected consequences.

Philippa Fisher and the Dream Maker's Daughter Book 2

Philippa Fisher and the Dream Maker's Daughter Book 2

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

Philippa and Daisy, her fairy godsister, are reunited in a second magical Philippa Fisher adventure from Liz Kessler, author of the bestselling Emily Windsnap series. Being on holiday with her mum and dad should be wonderful, but Philippa Fisher is lonely. When she meets a girl called Robyn, she's sure there's something odd about her - something she's not saying - and Philippa is determined to find out what it is. And whatever it may be, Philippa is sure that her fairy godsister, Daisy, will be able to help. But things are about to go horribly wrong... Wonderful characters, an intriguing plot, and all the magic you could wish for - this is Liz Kessler at her very best in a lovely, sympathetic story about friendships old and new.

Emily Windsnap 2 book gift box

Emily Windsnap 2 book gift box

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2007

Emily Windsnap is part ordinary girl and part mermaid. In her first and second adventures she finds her long-lost father, makes a mermaid friend and meets a terrifying sea monster. This enchanting fantasy, with its vivid scenes of a brilliantly realized underwater world, tells the story of a delightful and wholly believable girl. Strongly plotted, it deals with universal themes of families, friendship, love and justice - all handled with a lightness of touch and an assurance that marks Liz Kessler out as a highly accomplished writer.

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist Book 3

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist Book 3

Author: Liz Kessler Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/09/2006

The magic ring that Emily Windsnap - half mermaid, half ordinary girl - finds buried in the sand belongs to Neptune, and he wants it back. But the ring, once on, won't come off, and Neptune sends Emily's boat spinning away across the sea. When it comes to rest, she and her best friend, Shona, can see a mysterious castle shimmering in the mist on the horizon. Another magical adventure full of fun and friendship! Read by Teresa Gallagher

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