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Sometimes they're so bad you're a bit embarrassed to admit you read and loved them in the first place. The Tail of Emily Windsnap falls squarely in the latter category with the sad addition in my case of no residual adoration since I neve You know that book you read as child and randomly find at the library and think "can it possibly be as good as I remember? The Tail of Emily Windsnap falls squarely in the latter category with the sad addition in my case of no residual adoration since I never read it as a child. As I read the book, I could see the appeal - I bet as a 7 or 8-year-old I would have loved this book.
But harbor no illusions, this book is no good for adults. Poor character development and plot pacing coupled with choppy sentence construction made this a less-than-enjoyable though fortunately short read. So, ask yourself "am I an 8-year-old girl? Otherwise, I recommend looking elsewhere for your kid lit fix. I think the book The tail of Emily Winsnap is a great book bacause it is iniersting and it is a book where a girl discovers she is a mirmade. Emily and her mom have been living on a boat her hole life. Her mom has never said a word about her father but she knows she will figer out something.
One day when Emilys at a pool her legs start to cramp,and she feels as her legs come together forming a tail.
The Tail of Emily Windsnap
She doges out of the pool and knew something strange happened. That night she sneaks away to the ocea I think the book The tail of Emily Winsnap is a great book bacause it is iniersting and it is a book where a girl discovers she is a mirmade. That night she sneaks away to the ocean finding out she is a mirmade. Will Emily be able to keep her secret? Read the book The Tail of Emily Winsnap!
May 21, Stephanie rated it it was ok. This seemed like a story someone would write if they were told they HAD to put out another book in a certain time frame, so they just picked a formula and threw it together. It had very little development behind it. And I didn't find the characters believable, which was too bad, because even a formulaic story which, let's face it, stories are basically formulaic can be saved if the characters are believable.
So this was a disappointing first encounter with Liz Kessler books, which looked promi This seemed like a story someone would write if they were told they HAD to put out another book in a certain time frame, so they just picked a formula and threw it together. So this was a disappointing first encounter with Liz Kessler books, which looked promising; but I'm reading Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister and so far it is much, much better.
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I really liked this book because it kind of expresses how people feel while going through change even if it isn't as dramatic. This book shows that even after life changing events things can still turn out for the better. Also it describes how people this age handle things. View all 5 comments. So auch Emilys Geheimnis Die Meereswelt wird sehr gut beschrieben und ich konnte mir alles gut vorstellen. Ich freue mich schon auf weitere Abenteuer mit Emily. What a sparkling, fun read!
Emily Windsnap is 12 years old, funny, thoughtful and at times head strong and stubborn. She is starting her first day of 7th grade. Her new middle school is ten times bigger than elementary school and so confusing to her but not everyone else, her best friend is no longer her best friend, she is being picked on and she wonders why mom has never really told her about her dad. Then she learns she has something new and different to be concerned about.
What if people fin What a sparkling, fun read! What if people find out about her big new secret, will she be taken into a lab, ridiculed? No wonder her cereal is getting soggy with all she has to think about. Soon the sublime joys of the new world that her secret opens up for her and meeting her first true best friend Emily's adventure takes off from there with the exciting, fascinating discovery of the world of merfolk and the mystery that starts with her mom's dream and strange forgetfulness.
And her overwhelming need to find out why her dad left. All these propel the reader along like a strong swish from Emily's tail. Liz Kessler builds a magical fantasy world that is very visual and clever. Who wouldn't rather go to these classes? Beauty and Deportment, Diving and Dance and to learn about shipwrecks in History class. Kessler hints at a unique history between the merfolk and the humans which will be fun to explore in upcoming books. This is entertaining enough for adults and children and a wonderful read to share. Emily sneaks off without her mom's consent and pushes her new friend to help her obtain her goals.
Consideration needs to be given as to what compels her to do these things and could offer up discussion about whether the end justifies the means. Emily does have a loving relationship with her mother and that love is part of what drives her. Through Emily the reader gets the message to be comfortable with who you are and not to worry about what others say about you.
I would recommend it for tweens on up through every generation. As Emily's new best friend, Shona, siren in training would say. This is a swishy good tail and tale, that will leave you flipping fins until you read the next one. No es un libro de esos que a uno le cambian la vida, pero es bueno en el sentido de que se amolda a lo que pretende ser. Mar 01, Sarah Little rated it really liked it Shelves: The Tail of Emily Windsnap is a great fantasy book about a 12 - year - old girl discovering who she is.
All of her life Emily has stayed away from oceans and pools, thanks to her mother's warning of water being dangerous and scary. Finally, in her PE swim class, Emily is forced to swim and learns she is part mermaid. She doesn't tell anyone and quickly gets out of the water before any of her classmates can notice her long, beautiful tail. After many nights of sneaking out of her house, she disco The Tail of Emily Windsnap is a great fantasy book about a 12 - year - old girl discovering who she is.
After many nights of sneaking out of her house, she discovers an entire mermaid world near where her and her mother live. Upon this discovery, Emily bravely fights through battles to find out more about how she became a mermaid and about her family's background. The book is fast-paced and a little mysterious at times. I enjoyed it a lot because it keeps the reader engaged and curious.
I would recommend this book for 5th - 7th graders. It is a good book, but not something to read aloud. If I were teaching upper elementary school or middle school, I would have it in my classroom library for students to read if they please. It can be their independent reading for daily 5, used for a project, or for just free time reading.
Jul 09, carnival rated it it was ok Shelves: A young girl finds out the truth about her father, whom she hasn't even met. Very original plot, isn't it? The action is predictable and even mawkish, especially at the end. I expected an interesting construction of the world ruled by mermaids, but it was described superficially - the colours and shapes of fish and seaweeds was the main thing that we know about the place of the action. Some elements are also completely naive - for example, how could laptops work under water? Moreover, how coul A young girl finds out the truth about her father, whom she hasn't even met.
A few years ago it was a great fun for me to read this book, but it seems that today I'm just too old for such stories.
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The Tale of Emily Windsnap is about a girl named Emily. She lives with her mom in a small house boat. Her mom and dad divorced a couple years ago when she was very little. Emily has always liked to swim, but her mom never let her. One day she took a swim lesson at her school and something very strange happend when she got into the water. A couple days after she swam she found out that she was half human half mermaid. I give this book 4 stars because it was a really interesting book and it's ver The Tale of Emily Windsnap is about a girl named Emily.
I give this book 4 stars because it was a really interesting book and it's very different from some of the books I read. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a different story and that enjoys adventure. Jul 24, Nina rated it it was ok. Girl discovers she turns into a mermaid in water. Basically, it's exactly the same as human society: Even the author seemed to forget they were underwater as when a mermaid pulls out a hankie to wipe away a tear.
Feb 10, Beth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Parents to read with yr old kids. My daughter was given this as a Birthday gift and we just finished reading together as our before bed chapter book. It was very enjoyable for me as well as for her -- a good mystery and well written too.
It's always great when we find a book we both enjoy and that is appropriate for both kids and adults. Sep 29, Ying Ying rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is a really really good book! I brought this book along with me even when i went to Korea!! Emily, a half-mermaid, tries to save her father imprisoned for having a relationship with her mother.
Mar 18, Meredith rated it liked it. I think that this book could be better but the series is amazing my favorite book is Emily windsnap and the monster of the deep!!!!!!!! Feb 15, Brigitte rated it liked it Shelves: I loved this book as a child, I found Emily relatable, I loved reading about her adventures and she was a rock for me when I was 13 because I'd quite abruptly ended up without a close circle of friends at the time.
However, when I picked it back up last week, I breezed through it in a couple of hours, which would be great if Emily wasn't tedious to read about. Parent of a 9 year old Written by Stephanie P. My nine year old daughter loves this book series! My daughter reads this se Kid, 12 years old January 23, The sequels are better This is more of a story that sets up for what the author really wants to write about.
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It was really good just not as good as the sequels are but It is defiantl Is it any good? Talk to your kids about What other storied have you read or watched about life under the sea? April 10, Publisher's recommended age s: Paperback, Audiobook unabridged , Hardback, iBooks, Kindle. Princesses, Fairies, Mermaids, and More. Great Girl Role Models. For kids who love strong girls and tween stories. Books with Strong Female Characters. Best Book Series for Tweens.
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I felt relatively middle of the road about them all, which is especially sad to me because many of them are ideas I've played with in my own writing and it's impossible not to worry that they're just "meh" themes, which isn't fun. Anyway, diverting but not anything I will jump up and down about. Jul 13, T. Fulk rated it it was ok. I generally like Jane Yolen. However, this collection of short stories had many "meh" stories that felt too similar to each other.
There are a couple of real gems in there, but those can be found in better anthologies. Jul 10, David rated it liked it. I don't remember reading a story from Jane Yolen before. But, after reading this collection of mostly dark, mostly adult fairy-tail-esque stories, I'll be keeping my eye out for her name and other stories. Dec 24, Kavita Favelle rated it it was ok Shelves: I gave up five stories in, I just wasn't grabbed by these first tales at all.
Perhaps I'll revisit individual stories that are more highly rated. Nov 07, M. Yost rated it really liked it Shelves: Yolen has a very enjoyable tone and will frequently make you smile in amusement as she breaks the forth wall and retells fairy tales with a fun twist. Aug 09, Elisabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: A wide-ranging collection of fairy tales: Yolen's voice is cheeky and delightful.
May 07, Text Addict rated it really liked it Shelves: According to the jacket information, Jane Yolen has had over books published. Most of them are YA or children's books, actually, but I still have to say: I obviously haven't read enough of them. On looking at her website, though, it seems that I've read most though not all of her adult novels.
And I should try to find more of her YA stuff, I think. This collection of short stories, most published in the s and s with three new for the collection shows an interesting range - from f According to the jacket information, Jane Yolen has had over books published. This collection of short stories, most published in the s and s with three new for the collection shows an interesting range - from fairy tale re-imaginings to a couple of science fiction stories to toyings with Greek and Arabian myth.
I was particularly taken with "Lost Girls," a valuable feminist sendup of the Peter Pan story and Nebula winner in the Novelette category , and of course the title story, which is about one of my favorite poets. Yes, I have favorite poets.
There's also a valuable Afterward that discusses the genesis and publication history of the stories. I particularly like the one for "Godmother Death": So Neil Gaiman asked me to contribute to a Sandman anthology and I wrote this story, which is based on a powerful folk tale that can be found in variants from Scandinavia to the Middle East. He accepted the story and sent the contract, which said that all rights to the story would belong to Marvel Comics till the heat death of the universe, as they held the copyright on the Sandman characters in their iron fists.
She turned the contract down - smart lady - and it was published in a completely different anthology. Great collection for readers, writers, and those interested in the writing process and publication. Jul 26, Sue rated it it was amazing. The title story is a "what if" look at Emily Dickinson, a poet from Amherst, Massachusetts. Emily's eye and health issues force her to become a recluse within her family home, venturing out only at night. The story brings excitement and travel to her life through a visit from a being on a lightship.
Emily gains personal peace and perspective from her view of the earth from space. This twist of reality explains the life of an otherwise private woman of the Nineteenth Century. Yolen's short stories in this collection often describe situations in which the characters face moral and social dilemmas. Readers will gain perspective and understanding from the stories. I read the stories as comments on our society and its past that brought us to our present. Her bold stories express life beyond the magic of fairy tales; humanity relying on life skills, emotions and self-knowledge to persevere.
Many times the endings involve ironic twists of fate with the protagonist displaying stoic determination. Jane Yolen is a gifted story teller and the images drawn in this collection are entertaining and intriguing. I got this book from Netgalley. Just so you know. This is one of the previously-published books that Open Road Media has e-published, and it was quite a bit of fun. The stories showed a lot of variety, in terms of genre and target audience.
Some of them were straight-up fantasy or science fiction, while others were retold fairy tales. These are just a few of the ones that stood out to me, and I would heartily recommend it to all sorts of readers, though parents might want to exercise some discretion as far as a few of the stories. Apr 23, Suzy Wilson rated it really liked it. This anthology provides an eclectic mix of fairy tales, fantasy and science fiction to please a range of tastes - three new, and twenty-five born again.
Refreshing and intelligent, Yolen brings to each tale, in some way, a woman's voice - a phenomenon sadly sometimes so absent from science fiction and fantasy. An avid fan of speculative fiction, I had not encountered Yolen before - I am not sure how, but there, my confession is made. However, I can say I truly loved this collection and will seek out Yolen's voice again.
In all honesty, this was time well spent.