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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.
©2004 Liz Kessler; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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Critic Reviews

"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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By Nina on 02-15-16

I LOVE it

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

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By joe on 05-19-15

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.<br/><br/> Love,<br/> Hannah Espinola<br/><br/>P.S.<br/>We have discovered that mermaids<br/>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 <br/>eat mermaids.

Any additional comments?

I thought it was a really good book.

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