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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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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?
An idyllic holiday in the sun with her parents and best friends turns into a testing adventure for mer-girl Emily, and she finds herself caught up in an ancient prophecy. As ever, it makes for very exciting reading, Emily’s first-person narrative keeping things both immediate and completely recognisable for readers, even if she does swap her legs for a tail when she’s in water. What really sets this series apart though is what goes on beneath the surface, and the stories explore themes of tolerance, understanding and identity – all issues that are particularly important for the readership. There’s a big surprise at the end of this story, and an unexpected separation, but in true Emily Windsnap style, readers can be reassured that the bonds of friendship are as strong as ever.
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
At last this wonderful series of four novels is available in a lovely boxed set. It's an enchanting fantasy, with vivid scenes of a brilliantly realized underwater world and it tells the story of a delightful and wholly believable ordinary little girl who just happens to be part mermaid. 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.
Another enchanting story about Emily Windsnap, half-girl, half-mermaid. Fourth in the series. Having been thrown out of mermaid school, Emily goes in search of the lost sirens who have been banished by Neptune to a top secret undersea cavern. Only when she uncovers the true story behind the lost sirens can she begin to reconcile her two worlds but can she do it in time to save herself and her family from the wrath of Neptune? With beautiful illustrations throughout, particularly girls of 8+ will devour this series and be eager for more. If you enjoy this series, you might also enjoy the Ingo series written by Helen Dunmore. This is the fourth Emily Windsnap adventure – to view the others and further titles by Liz Kessler click here
September 2012 Book of the Month. This is a magical and enchanting fantasy adventure about the power of friendship. Fifth in the series. Fun and fesity Emily and Aaron are sent by Neptune on a top secret mission to thwart a danger that threatens the whole world. As semi-mers (human on land and mer people underwater) only they can be trusted to complete this mission. But can they save the world and will their relationship hold fast? Fans of Cathy Cassidy's writing will love this one and all the Emily Windsnap novels. There are five in all.
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