Author:
Liz Kessler (a published student)
Type:
Children's books
Published:
August 2004
Publisher:
Orion
ISBN-13:
978-1842551660

About the publication

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.

Reviews

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