The Tail of Emily Windsnap
- Liz Kessler (a published student)
- Children's books
- August 2004
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.
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