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
"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)
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.
We have discovered that mermaids
may still be living on earth.
How Emily did whatever she had to do to find her dad.
I have not so I do not know the answer to that question.
When there were hammer head sharks were guarding the MERMAID prison when all sharks
I thought it was a really good book.
I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison.
Very cute book. Emily is a lovable character, and it is a great children's book. I loved the narrator as well.
I really loved listening to this book! It really was very impressive. It is about a normal girl who wants to take swimming lessons and turns in to a mermaid. You get an awesome beginning and a wonderful middle and a great ending. I think that the narator did an excilent job narating it. If I could, I would thank her for bringing out the story and characters. 10 on this book!
This is a sweet story about a mer-girl who touches the heart of King Neptune. It is well written, but I wouldn't say the narrated version is better than the readable book; because there is almost no distinction between characters and it is difficult to know who is talking.
That said, the narrator has a lovely voice and I think this will be a good series.
It is a "tail :) " about mer people falling in love with humans, which is forbidden by King Neptune, and the punishment is life in mer-prison for the mer-person and memory wipe for the human. Emily doesn't know she is half mermaid at first, but through a desire to swim, she eventually finds out and the story is off! The story is about kindness, bulling, and redemption..in a kids sort of way. I am a grand-mother and enjoyed reading it with children (boys don't seem too interested). Highly recommend
Liberal, cat-loving, fitness-focused girly-girl with a penchant for all things Asian, animated, and nerdy.
While the story is simple and the characters basic, this young adult novel is a promising start to a series about mermaids that captures the whimsy of fantasy without neglecting some darker elements of the mermaid/siren mythos. I look forward to starting the next book and hope to be introduced to more of the world.
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