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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
101 Book Reviews
  • ccswishingstar
    ccswishingstarMonday, July 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm55 stars
    Emily Windsnap is not any ordinary girl, she is also semi-mermaid! She meets a mermaid named Shona and becomes best friends with her. She discovers that her father was a merman and was to be in prison for the rest of his life, and decides to sneak into the prison and free him. Will she succeed??? I love this series and I would recommend this book to anyone that likes magic and mermaids.
    • Taylor AdamsMonday, June 3, 2019 at 2:18 pm
      I love Emily Windsnap it is such an amazing book me and my friend are reading this book together and it is so great we love it
      • lnlp
        lnlpThursday, April 4, 2019 at 4:57 am55 stars
        I think this is a good book 📚
        • chocolate Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 12:55 pm
          This book is awesome!
          • officer_jenny
            officer_jennyThursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:21 pm55 stars
            I read this book and it is GREAT. GOAT(Greatest Of All Time).
            • chlooe
              chlooeFriday, November 16, 2018 at 3:04 pm33 stars
              Liked how you made up your own abbreviation! 'GOAT' is something a teacher should teach!
            • chlooe
              chlooeWednesday, November 14, 2018 at 4:55 pm33 stars
              The Tail of Emily Windsnap is a powerfully written story by Liz Kessler. Liz Kessler can handle much words for a mermaid/ merman. Many authors cannot create words such as 'Sharks!' or... i forgot... Anywho, The Tail of Emily Windsnap is awesomely made with such love and tradition!
              • pumpkin40107
                pumpkin40107Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 5:22 pm
                I love this book 😻😍🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♂️
                • EmilySaturday, September 15, 2018 at 4:46 pm
                  I 💘 this book !!Ps:my name is Emily,too!!🐢🐬😇
                  • AnaSaturday, September 15, 2018 at 4:42 pm
                    I love this book!! This book is amazing and interesting!!😄😜
                    • AnaSaturday, September 15, 2018 at 3:19 pm
                      I love this book!!!!😄😊 It's interesting and a great 👍 BOOK!!!💝