Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret (Emily Windsnap Series #4) by Liz Kessler, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret (Emily Windsnap Series #4)

Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret (Emily Windsnap Series #4)

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Emily Windsnap is finally enjoying a swimmingly peaceful life on Allpoints Island, hanging out with her mermaid bff, Shona, and her new friend Aaron (half-merperson like herself). But their idyll is cut short when Emily learns that the Windsnaps and friends must return to their old home in Brightport, where construction projects are threatening a secret mermaid

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Emily Windsnap is finally enjoying a swimmingly peaceful life on Allpoints Island, hanging out with her mermaid bff, Shona, and her new friend Aaron (half-merperson like herself). But their idyll is cut short when Emily learns that the Windsnaps and friends must return to their old home in Brightport, where construction projects are threatening a secret mermaid community under the sea. Neptune's mandate? No less than an interspecies intervention to bring merpeople and humans together, a task the imperious god feels the mixed Windsnap family is well suited for. There are just a few snags for Emily, however, like dealing with old nemeses Mandy and Mr. Beeson, figuring out her feelings toward Aaron-and untangling a high-suspense mystery related to a group of legendary lost sirens. Everyone's favorite half-mermaid is back with a splash in a sparkling new adventure her fans will be eager to get their fins on.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cynthia Levinson
This fourth book in the "Emily Windsnap" series continues the tales about Emily, a semi-mer (finned lower half when in water, two-legged when on dry land); her best friend Shona; a male interest, Aaron, and a nemesis, Mandy. The conflict in this book involves three groups whose cold peace with each other is beginning to heat up. Neptune has declared a policy of detente between humans, such as Emily's mother, and merpeople. Because of Emily's brave actions in previous stories, he assigns her and her family the job of carrying it out. It is a challenging assignment, however, because humans are threatening to destroy underwater caves, an act likely to result either in the destruction of merpeople's homes or in the merpeople's becoming a degrading circus act to entertain humans. Meanwhile some mermaids, including the principal of Emily's school, are fostering enmity between full mermaids and semi-mers. Adventure, too, heats up when a family friend, Mr. Beeston, starts acting strangely, Shona and a "Lost thing" must be located, and a magic map must be deciphered. The source of the excitement and suspense are threatening sirens, a particular disappointment to Emily, who wants to grow up to become one. The conclusion reveals the intertwined relationships among the groups and leads to their acceptance of one another. The story sustains suspense and multiple story lines. Readers who have not read the earlier books can with close attention understand and enjoy it and those who have will appreciate this back-by-popular-demand sequel. Reviewer: Cynthia Levinson
School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—Emily Windsnap, half-human/half-mermaid, is faced with her biggest challenge yet when she learns that the mermaid village of Shiprock is about to be destroyed by bulldozers. While attempting to unite humans and merpeople to prevent the disaster, Emily discovers that whenever she and Aaron hold hands, weird things start happening, like people suddenly forget that they're not supposed to know that mermaids exist. She and her best friend, Shona, find some lost sirens but then get stuck underneath a waterfall with them with no way out. The characters are multidimensional, the book is fast paced, and the mishaps and adventures are entertaining.—Kira Moody, Hunter Public Library, West Valley City, UT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763652470
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Series:
Emily Windsnap Series , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
137,595
Lexile:
590L (what's this?)
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Liz Kessler is the author of the New York Times best-selling Emily Windsnap series as well as two adventures about Philippa Fisher and her fairy godsister. Liz Kessler lives in Manchester, England.

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