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The Tail of Emily Windsnap Book 1

Written by Liz Kessler

Illustrated by Sarah Gibb

Part of the Emily Windsnap Series

The Tail of Emily Windsnap Book 1 Synopsis

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.

The Tail of Emily Windsnap Book 1 Press Reviews

10/10 * NAYU'S READING CORNER * An absolutely enchanting debut - a salty splash of something fresh within the tradition of the mermaid world. -- Amanda Craig An enchanting, original and hugely enjoyable fantasy about a high-spirited girl who discovers she's a mermaid -- Francesca Simon This magical book is perfect holiday reading * Week Junior * Rich and strange * Independent Weekly * Wonderfully imaginative ... like real life, the story has an everyday cheerful bumpy side, and a hidden side of deep loves and poetic longings * INIS * Fresh and funny * The Times * Wonderfully inventive * Daily Express * A great read ... we were gripped from the first chapter * Mizz *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842551660
Publication date: 5th August 2004
Author: Liz Kessler
Illustrator: Sarah Gibb
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages

About Liz Kessler

Liz Kessler studied English at Loughborough University, has worked as a teacher and a journalist and has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University. After taking a year off to travel around Europe in a camper van, Liz now lives in Cornwall. Find out more at http://www.lizkessler.co.uk and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lizkesslerbooks and like her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lizkesslerchildrensauthor.

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