Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler

Title: The Tail of Emily Windsnap
Series: Emily Windsnap
Author(s): Liz Kessler
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Candlewick
Release Date: March 14, 2006
Finished: November 2009
Pages: 224
Challenges: None

My Thoughts: Young Emily Windsnap doesn't know much about her Dad. She just knows he's not around, and she certainly didn't think that he was a mermaid, until recently. For the new school year, Emily has to take swimming. Having never been in the water before, she's nervous. But she doesn't need to be because, as soon as she hits the water, she's a natural. She also has a tail when in the water. Naturally Emily begins to think of her Dad and tries searching for him.

The little girl in me is always excited about books with mythical creature like mermaids. That said, I think most little girls will enjoy the story as well. The adult in me says, "Yeah, it's an OK story, but I've seen this plot a dozen times before." So I'm a torn between the little girl and adult whether or not I'll read the rest of the series. I think I will because I felt the same way about The Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan and ended up loving some of the books after the first one.

About the Author: Liz Kessler hales from England and has written, by my count, seven books for children about different fantasy characters. This is the first book in the Emily Windsnap series; there are three more after that. To learn more about Ms. Kessler, click the link

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was extremely interesting for me to read the article. Thanks for it. I like such themes and everything that is connected to this matter. I would like to read a bit more soon.