The Tail of Emily Windsnap

The Tail of Emily Windsnap For as long as she can remember twelve year old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat And oddly enough for just as long her mother has seemed anxious to keep her away from the water But when Mom fina

For as long as she can remember, twelve year old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat And, oddly enough, for just as long, her mother has seemed anxious to keep her away from the water But when Mom finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily makes a startling discovery about her own identity, the mysterious father she s never met, and the thrilling possibilitiFor as long as she can remember, twelve year old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat And, oddly enough, for just as long, her mother has seemed anxious to keep her away from the water But when Mom finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily makes a startling discovery about her own identity, the mysterious father she s never met, and the thrilling possibilities and perils shimmering deep below the water s surface With a sure sense of suspense and richly imaginative details, first time author Liz Kessler lures us into a glorious undersea world where mermaids study shipwrecks at school and Neptune rules with an iron trident an enchanting fantasy about family secrets, loyal friendship, and the convention defying power of love.

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  1. Liz Kessler is the author of three novels about Philippa Fisher as well as the NEW YORK TIMES best selling Emily Windsnap series She lives in Manchester, England.

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  1. Emily Windsnap s life changes in a split second during swim practice You see, she s a mermaid But she had no idea And when she discovers the truth, she opens herself to a whole new world of uncertainties and secrets waiting to be discovered.Such as, where is her father Why did he leave her Was it even his choice Emily is a lot like the heroine from HAVE YOU SEEN JESSICA JENKINS from the same author She s energetic, curious, courageous and adventurous They also have the same voice.I liked her of [...]


  2. Let s be honest, this book helped me be strong through bullying, with its magical worlds first review Eighth reread Still the same strong feeling of warmth, peace and safenessthis means so much to me I cannot even describe itIt gave me the strength to love myself, and smile again, and it taught me to be brave and hope for the best.And yes, I know this is not a proper reviewSo, I am just going to let a little something in here, that hopefully will make you understand how I feel about this Through [...]


  3. The plot idea is interesting a seventh grade girl finds out she s a mermaid when her legs become a tail the first time she s submerged in water for swim lessons but the writing itself is weak unless you like books with manipulative you aren t my friend unless you do this girl talk The speech Emily gives Neptune, the sea god, at the end is suppose to be a moving defense of love and families but came across as trite Neptune, although he does the right thing in the end, was a disappointment too I g [...]



  4. Very, very cute book about a girl who, at the age of twelve, has never been fully immersed in water Although she lives on a house boat, her mother is deathly afraid of water so Emily s never been swimming The boat is so small there s no room for a bathtub When she finally takes swimming lessons in school, low and behold she discovers she s a mermaid Well, sort ofe s got legs when she s out of water, and a tail when she s immersed in water.Emily is especially endearing because she s always been a [...]


  5. I first read this book in 5th grade and ended up re reading it and buying the box set in high school for the nostalgia As a children s book I really loved it so much and it just fed my still on going dream of being a mermaid.


  6. Wowser I stumbled upon this book at Barnes and Noble yesterday and have been quickly turning pages ever since Hold onother British author who writes youth fiction that is both fun AND intelligent How have I missed these books by Liz Kessler This, the first Emily Windsnap book, was published a decade ago While this book was written for children, it captivated this grown up to the point of needing to know NOW It is a rare book that delivers both suspense and satisfaction in this day and time when [...]


  7. Read this book to my 7 year old daughter Had been really looking forward to reading it, ordered it from the library, as there are follow up novels to this which we were hoping to enjoy too I am giving this book allowances for the fact that it is a children s book, and as such is geared towards and written for a young, unsophisticated audience.It was bad, bad, bad I was absolutely bored to tears with the dreary, thoroughly unlikeable, two dimensional characters, and the erratic and moronic behavi [...]


  8. The Tail of Emily Windsnap is an enchanting story about a girl, Emily, who is part mermaid She does not realize that she is different until she takes a swim class in seventh grade When she gets into the water she grows a tail and becomes a mermaid Emily tries to understand why she is like this as she swims through the ocean Luckily she meets a good friend underwater, and starts to explore her past Emily and her friend work together to solve her family mysteries while building their friendship, a [...]


  9. You know that book you read as child and randomly find at the library and think can it possibly be as good as I remember Sometimes the answer is an unequivocal yes see anything by Beverly Clearly , other times a disheartening no see the Mandie series Sometimes they re so bad you re a bit embarrassed to admit you read and loved them in the first place The Tail of Emily Windsnap falls squarely in the latter category with the sad addition in my case of no residual adoration since I never read it as [...]


  10. I think the book The tail of Emily Winsnap is a great book bacause it is iniersting and it is a book where a girl discovers she is a mirmade.Emily and her mom have been living on a boat her hole life.Her mom has never said a word about her father but she knows she will figer out something One day when Emilys at a pool her legs start to cramp,and she feels as her legs come together forming a tail.She doges out of the pool and knew something strange happened.That night she sneaks away to the ocean [...]


  11. I really liked this book because it kind of expresses how people feel while going through change even if it isn t as dramatic This book shows that even after life changing events things can still turn out for the better Also it describes how people this age handle things.


  12. What a sparkling, fun read Emily Windsnap is 12 years old, funny, thoughtful and at times head strong and stubborn She is starting her first day of 7th grade Her new middle school is ten times bigger than elementary school and so confusing to her but not everyone else, her best friend is no longer her best friend, she is being picked on and she wonders why mom has never really told her about her dad Then she learns she has something new and different to be concerned about What if people find out [...]


  13. The Tail of Emily Windsnap is a great fantasy book about a 12 year old girl discovering who she is All of her life Emily has stayed away from oceans and pools, thanks to her mother s warning of water being dangerous and scary Finally, in her PE swim class, Emily is forced to swim and learns she is part mermaid She doesn t tell anyone and quickly gets out of the water before any of her classmates can notice her long, beautiful tail After many nights of sneaking out of her house, she discovers an [...]


  14. A young girl finds out the truth about her father, whom she hasn t even met Very original plot, isn t it The action is predictable and even mawkish, especially at the end.I expected an interesting construction of the world ruled by mermaids, but it was described superficially the colours and shapes of fish and seaweeds was the main thing that we know about the place of the action Some elements are also completely naive for example, how could laptops work under water Moreover, how could they have [...]


  15. The Tale of Emily Windsnap is about a girl named Emily She lives with her mom in a small house boat Her mom and dad divorced a couple years ago when she was very little Emily has always liked to swim, but her mom never let her One day she took a swim lesson at her school and something very strange happend when she got into the water A couple days after she swam she found out that she was half human half mermaid I give this book 4 stars because it was a really interesting book and it s very diffe [...]


  16. This seemed like a story someone would write if they were told they HAD to put out another book in a certain time frame, so they just picked a formula and threw it together It had very little development behind it And I didn t find the characters believable, which was too bad, because even a formulaic story which, let s face it, stories are basically formulaic can be saved if the characters are believable So this was a disappointing first encounter with Liz Kessler books, which looked promising [...]


  17. Girl discovers she turns into a mermaid in water Fine as it goes, but I wish the mermaid society had been a little imaginative Basically, it s exactly the same as human society kids go to school, there are shops, government, courts and jail, etc Even the author seemed to forget they were underwater as when a mermaid pulls out a hankie to wipe away a tear Just disappointing.


  18. My daughter was given this as a Birthday gift and we just finished reading together as our before bed chapter book It was very enjoyable for me as well as for her a good mystery and well written too It s always great when we find a book we both enjoy and that is appropriate for both kids and adults.


  19. This is a really really good book I brought this book along with me even when i went to Korea and I live in Malaysia Emily, a half mermaid, tries to save her father imprisoned for having a relationship with her mother and in the end, the happy family were together again.



  20. I read this book series when I was around 13 and I loved it so much It s such a good story about a mermaid girl I can t remember all the details now but I remember thoroughly enjoying this story and following Emily Windsnap through her books It s aimed towards middle school I d say and from what I can remember there isn t any romance and definitely not any with Emily but it s so adventurous and thrilling So if you like that kind of thing go read his super cute book


  21. I think that this book could be better but the series is amazing my favorite book is Emily windsnap and the monster of the deep


  22. I loved this book as a child, I found Emily relatable, I loved reading about her adventures and she was a rock for me when I was 13 because I d quite abruptly ended up without a close circle of friends at the time However, when I picked it back up last week, I breezed through it in a couple of hours, which would be great if Emily wasn t tedious to read about I ll admit, I don t like listening to 12 13 year olds bemoan their life and how the world is against them, so reading about it in a book wa [...]


  23. The book The Tail of Emily Windsnap is about a girl who finds out she is really a mermaid in the water and a person on land Her mother doesnt really know about it but she still wants to know who her father was Another mermaid named Shona helps her reasearch about her father and pretty soon its known that her father is imprissoned After a long time they decide to help out and tell her mother but it seems her Friend has wiped out her memory They go throguh to the King but it looks like they have a [...]


  24. The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler Cindy XuThe tail of Emily Windsnap is a tale that you would want to read over and over again It is about a girl who finds out that she is a mermaid and she goes in seeking for her father in the sea She meets new friends and reunits with her father But trouble is at the end of the book when Emily gets caught This book is amazing with alot of details and descriptions.Do u believe in mermaids Wouldnt it be so cool if you were like Emily Windsnap to be a hal [...]


  25. I think that this book was awsome cool My favorite parts are when Emily meets Shona when Emily meets her dad such a daughter fatherly moment also when Emily s mother was sleeping in on a Sunday, to me it s hilarious The part that I really pictured in my head was when Emily pinched her father they talked normally but i thought it was gonna be an awkward silence My favorite character was Shona Silkfin, cause, she s just me, always there for her friend like a sidekick, caring fun I think that the a [...]


  26. This is a nice little book about a girl who suddenly discovers she s a mermaid Yes, I know, you d think the tail would have given it away But she s mixed species her mother s human and her father s merman, but Emily has never known her father to her memory, anyway and so is ignorant of all that Her mother is scared of water, and has brought Emily up to also be scared of water So she s never found out that water turns her into her mer self It s a cute story, though not one I d tell my friends the [...]


  27. The tail of Emily Windsnap is about a thirteen year old girl who is still figuring out who she is.When she was little her father mysteriously disappeared without anyone knowing where he is.One day Emily finally gets to take swimming lessons after constantly begging her mom,but when its Emily s turn to get in the water she makes an unfortunate discovery about her and who she isa MERMAID The book was really good Although there were some parts where I was completely lost in and didn t know what was [...]


  28. This was one of the best books It is about a girl named Emily Windsnap She is just a normal girl, well she thinks she is normal She has never been swimming in her life or has never even been in a bath tub full of water Emily lives on a boat but never goes swimming in the ocean she begs and begs her mom to let her take swimming lessons that are being held at her jr.high When she starts her swimming lessons she realizes that she is a really natural swimmer Emily only lives with her mom Then she me [...]


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