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A young girl learns she’s half mermaid and plunges into a scheme to reunite with her father in this entrancing, satisfying tale that beckons readers far below the waves.

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 Emily 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.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on April 1, 2006 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0756965683
ISBN-13: 9780756965686
107 Book Reviews
  • summer_beach
    summer_beach7 months55 stars
    I really like this book, its so cool!
    • yasana
      yasana7 months33 stars
      It wasn't the best but I reccomend it if you're interested in mermaids. You should try this book to find new interests.
      • princessreader
        princessreaderover 1 year55 stars
        hi i love this book i am on dook 6
        • guineapigs_rock
          guineapigs_rockover 1 year55 stars
          A book about mermaids and missing fathers who could ask for more in this book!? The tail of Emily windsnap is a fun and exciting story that I think any mermaid loving girl will love and is highly recommended
          • astromochi
            astromochiover 1 year55 stars
            Great Book! I love to swim :)))
            • pandapal
              pandapalover 1 year55 stars
              This book is awesome. It is a fantasy book, with, well, mermaids. I highly recommend this book. (I just found out that it is a whole series and am super excited to read the new books!!)
              • bigfnaffan
                bigfnaffanabout 2 years44 stars
                It is a really good book and I would recommend this book for ages 10+ it has a lot of chalenges you might say.
                • arianaeverdeen
                  arianaeverdeenalmost 2 years33 stars
                  Not true, I would recommend this book for kids ages 7-10. I loved this book when I was younger, so I decided to review it today. It was still pretty entertaining, but I finished it within half an hour, and it didn't leave much of an impact on me. So if you're in elementary, this is a great choice for you!
                • Plz_Follow_Meabout 2 years
                  I totally recommend you this book! Its a awesome book about a girl who becomes a mermaid There are books 1-7. Full pf adventure and mystery! :) Please read it!
                  • howls
                    howlsover 2 years55 stars
                    The is a great book it's a girl who is part human but the dust is mermaid I read it like 6times
                    • raindrop07
                      raindrop07over 2 years55 stars
                      Ever since the beginning, Emily has lived on a boat with her mom. But oddly, her mom has always tried to keep Emily away from the water...until Emily persuades her to let her take swimming lessons. That's when Emily finds that she is part mermaid. Her life is turned upside down when she is welcomed into the under-the-sea world of mermaids and the truth about her past begins to unfurl in front of her eyes. Emily is determined to find out the real events of the past and then learn how to be a mermaid and a human. All at the same time. This is an amazing book about mystery, family and bravery and I encourage all lovers of mermaids, friendship and the power of magic to read it!