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The Deep

The Deep

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by Helen Dunmore
     
 

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Sapphire lives in two worlds. On land she walks the rocky shores of the Cornwall coast—but under the sea she can swim like a seal by the side of her Mer friend Faro.

Now both of Sapphy's worlds are threatened. In the profound depths of the ocean, where the Mer cannot go, a monster called the Kraken is stirring. He has the power to sweep Ingo away and

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Sapphire lives in two worlds. On land she walks the rocky shores of the Cornwall coast—but under the sea she can swim like a seal by the side of her Mer friend Faro.

Now both of Sapphy's worlds are threatened. In the profound depths of the ocean, where the Mer cannot go, a monster called the Kraken is stirring. He has the power to sweep Ingo away and shake the land from its foundation.

Because of her mixed blood, Sapphire can enter the Deep. With a great whale as her guide, she will journey to a place so far from the sun, no light can find it—and confront an evil that's even darker.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Hilary Crew
In this sequel to Ingo (HarperCollins, 2006/VOYA April 2006) and The Tide Knot (2008/VOYA December 2007), Sapphire is summoned by the Mer to quell the Kraken. Awake after thousands of years, the Kraken demands the sacrifice of Mer babies; otherwise, Ingo will be destroyed. The Mer ask Sapphire to go where they cannot - into the "Deep" - to put the Kraken to sleep. Sapphire, Conor, and Faro are taken to the Kraken's lair by Sapphire's whale friend where they face the shape-shifting Kraken with only a special mirror belonging to Sadowr, leader of the Mer, and a sprig of rowanberries to ward off evil. Meanwhile, outside Ingo, the parallel plot of Sapphire and Conor's family develops as their mother and Roger plan a trip to Australia while Sapphire still hopes that her father will choose to return home rather than live with his Mer wife and baby. Dunmore's characters are strong. She evokes setting well, and her descriptions of the sea world are lovely. She writes knowledgably about the sperm whale. Stirring passages include Faro's discovery that he is not pure Mer and the duel with the Kraken. A strong point is the value Dunmore places on being different through Sapphire's first-person narration and her acceptance of her identity as a hybrid being. The safety of Ingo and the Earth will depend on those who, like Sapphire, Conor, and Faro, are both human and Mer. The novel ends with hints of Sapphire's future as she envisions making a special journey across Ingo. Reviewer: Hilary Crew

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061861123
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Series:
Ingo , #3
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
995,737
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
13 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

HELEN DUNMORE is a novelist, short story writer and poet. She has written twenty-two children’s books, including Brother Brother, Sister Sister; The Lilac Tree; The Seal Cove; and the bestselling Ingo series. She has written nine adult books including A Spell of Winter, which won the 1996 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her poetry collections have won the Poetry Society’s Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize and the Signal Poetry Award. Helen Dunmore was born in Yorkshire, England, and now lives in Bristol with her husband and children.

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