The Tail of Emily Windsnap
Emily lives on a boat, but her mother has always been oddly anxious to keep her out of the water, and it is only when she has her first school swimming lesson that she discovers it is her natural element. As soon as she gets into the sea, she grows a tail! Now Emily dives under water to explore a glorious world of fishes, coral, shipwrecks and, of course, mermaids. She finds a best friend - another mermaid. She learns how her mother fell in love with a merman, how her father was snatched away when Emily was a baby, and how her mother's memory was blocked by an agent of the merfolk. And in an unexpected and exciting denouement she reunites the family at last. This enchanting fantasy, with its vivid scenes of a brilliantly realized underwater world, tells the story of a delightful and wholly believable girl. Strongly plotted, it deals with universal themes of families, friendship, love and justice - all handled with a lightness of touch and an assurance that marks Liz Kessler out as a highly accomplished writer.
- Audio cassette
- 107 x 140 x 17mm | 120g
- 07 Jul 2005
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
'A wonderfully inventive story' -- Kati Nicholl EXPRESS
About Liz Kessler
Teresa Gallagher is a familiar voice to listeners of BBC Radio, having recorded numerous plays and audiobooks. On television, she has presented the BBC children's series Playdays. She has also read the Emily Windsnap and Allie Finkle titles for Orion Audiobooks. Liz Kessler lives on a narrowboat in rural Cheshire. She has worked as a teacher and journalist, has an MA in Creative Writing, and now teaches on the Creative Writing course at Manchester University.