The Tail Of Emily Windsnap (#1)

Author: Liz Kessler

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  • : $19.99(NZD)
  • : 9781444015096
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orion Children's Books
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  • : June 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2015
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Barcode 9781444015096


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.

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The girl next door has a secret ... This is the first adventure in the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series, packed with magic and friendship, now in a new edition with a gorgeous cover look.


No it's not a misprint - the book really is about a tail. Emily, however, doesn't know anything about it until strange things start to happen. Then suddenly she's thrown into adventure! This book is a lot of fun. -- Kathleen, @ Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop.

'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 10/10 NAYU'S READING CORNER