The Tail of Emily Windsnap

  • by Liz Kessler
  • Narrated by Finty Williams
  • 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For as long as she can remember, 12-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, about the mysterious father she's never met, and about 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 world where mermaids study shipwrecks at school and Neptune rules with an iron trident; it's an enchanting fantasy about family secrets, loyal friendship, and the convention-defying power of love.


What the Critics Say

"This fantasy has some delightful moments." (School Library Journal)
"The premise of someone slipping easily into a shimmery underwater world has considerable allure. Light, imagination-tickling fare ideal for middle-grade girls." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


It is amazing!! I hope everyone who reads it will love it to! It's also very long:)
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- Nina

pretty good

What made the experience of listening to The Tail of Emily Windsnap the most enjoyable?

This is my first time using audio books. It did make a few of word mistakes. But over all I thought it helped me so now what I need for my project. We are comparing real mermaids and fake mermaids.

Hannah Espinola

We have discovered that mermaids
may still be living on earth.

What did you like best about this story?

How Emily did whatever she had to do to find her dad.

Have you listened to any of Finty Williams’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not so I do not know the answer to that question.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When there were hammer head sharks were guarding the MERMAID prison when all sharks
eat mermaids.

Any additional comments?

I thought it was a really good book.

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- joe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-25-2004
  • Publisher: Listening Library