"Liz Kessler makes a splash with this tightly written, highly imaginative debut." — FAMILYFUN
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 her away from the water. But when... read more
Emily Windsnap thought that her life was normal. Well, as normal as it gets when you live on a boat with your only mother and your nemesis living across the street. However, when she signs up for swimming lessons, she begins to have a strange sensation in her legs. At At first, she thought it... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Emily Windsnap thought that her life was normal. Well, as normal as it gets when you live on a boat with your only mother and your nemesis living across the street. However, when she signs up for swimming lessons, she begins to have a strange sensation in her legs. At At first, she thought it was cramping, but when she went out for a late night swim near Rainbow Rocks, she discovered that she was a mermaid. Well, not exactly a mermaid. Her legs disappear as soon as they hit land. During her late night swimming, Emily meets Shona, a full mermaid who wants to be siren when she's older. Soon, the two become best friends, and Shona aides Emily when she went out to break her dad out of Neptune's prison. However, they run into trouble with Neptune himself. But it ends well because Neptune's condition was to have the family live on Allpoints Island, an island were merpeople and humans can live together in peace.
“I coudn't believe it! I was a mermaid!”Emily
“Don’t go!” I called. But a second later, her tail was sticking up. Not twisting around madly like mine did, more as if she were dancing or doing gymnastics. In the moonlight, her tail glinted like diamonds. When she came back up, I clapped. Or tried to anyway, but I slipped back under whenHighlighted by 10 Kindle customers
Then I came to a folder that was different from the others. For one thing, it was thicker. For another thing, it looked newer. And for another, it had my name on it.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
“Oh, by the way, Mom, I’ve been meaning to ask. I don’t suppose you married a merman, had his child, and then never saw him again? OR THOUGHT TO TELL YOUR DAUGHTER ABOUT IT? HUH???”Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
Okay. This is it. You might have guessed by now, or you might not. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you promise never to tell anyone: I had become a mermaid.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
thing for sure — you wouldn’t get me back in that pool for a million dollars.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Can you keep a secret? Everybody has secrets,Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
One minute, I was skimming along like a flying fish. The next, my legs suddenly seized up. It felt as though somebody had glued my thighs together and strapped a splint on my shins!Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
Her tail was longer and thinner than mine. Silvery green and shimmering in the moonlight, it flapped against the rock as she sang.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
What could I say? How could I explain this awful panic inside me? It didn’t make sense. I was being ridiculous. It couldn’t be — of course it couldn’t! I pushed the thought from my mind. Just a coincidence.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
I fumbled round the sides of my tail. My hand slipped through a gap. Pockets! I did have them!Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
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