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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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by Liz Kessler

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Follow the siren call to Emily’s magical new adventure! Can the spunky half-mer girl pass Neptune’s test—and help humans and merpeople get along?

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


Follow the siren call to Emily’s magical new adventure! Can the spunky half-mer girl pass Neptune’s test—and help humans and merpeople get along?

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. Beeston, 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

Emily Windsnap might be described as a part-time mermaid: On land, her aquatic fins are replaced by two very capable feet. There is nothing ambiguous, however, about the appeal of this fetching series. In her latest interspecies effort, Emily and her sea-friendly friends swim against a strong tide to save a construction project that threatens to destroy an underground mermaid community. Never before has environmentalism been so sweet; ages nine thru 12. Now in paperback and NOOKbook.

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

Candlewick Press
Publication date:
Emily Windsnap Series , #4
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years


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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Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 213 reviews.
Wayne Wong More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best series i have ever read. If you like adventure books and mermaids you will love this series.
Gia Swipes More than 1 year ago
Very well written and kept my interest the whole time. But I have to say that the 1st Emily Windsnap book was my favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my second favorite book out of the four! My first would have to be Castle in the Mist though. I love the drama and especially the romance! Emily + Aaron, you go girl! I'm not too fond of the newfound friendship between Mandy and Emily, but hey, who am I to complain? Anyway, love this series and I am eagerly awaiting the fifth!
leross More than 1 year ago
If you like fantasy,read this book after you read the1st,2nd and then 3rd book. I think people who enjoy fantasy will love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When Emily's home town is planning to build over the town of Shiprock, destrying it, Emily's family is sent with other merpeople to brings humans and mermais and mermen to stop the construction. When Shona and Emily go out exploring to find the lost sirens they get trapped with them. Aaron and Emily overcome Neptune's curse on the entrance and are able to get out. This is because they held the wedding rings of Neptune and his wife. They go to Neptune and convince him to set the sirens free under three conditions which include giving back the power Aaron and Emily have. I can't tell you what happens in the end so read it for yourself
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the three previous books in the series, and I loved them. Each book is better than the last, good, great, amazing, and incredible. Liz Kessler had better keep on writing- she has so many fans- including me! GOOD NEWS: Emily Windsnap and the midnight sun ( book five) comes out in spring 2013 in America. Some people who wrote reviews said that you will like it if you like fantasy. Not true!! My friend, age 11, claims to not like fantasy, yet loves this!! If you like Emily Windsnap (you will) you might also like: H2O: Just add water ( a show), or you also might like Phillipa Fisher and the dream-makers daughter ( a book by Liz Kessler). Once again, you will love this book!! - Cleo Setori, Nook reviewer?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is awsome! The kid will love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! There was so many surpises. The end was my favoite part. Go ahead and read this book. Good fod kids and tweens if they like to read different stuff. Read it you'll love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the other books so if u love mermaids you'll love this book
Ellie Springer More than 1 year ago
One of the best! My fave in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoever was the i hate harry potter and percy jackson jerks the pathetic and the hi posts you gize are horrible people and cruel posters you should be expeled from posting Liz Kesslers books are better than those stupid percy jackson and dumb harry potter books i mean ther so lame Liz Kesslers books are the best books in the world this is my sisters favorite book every time i read her books they take my breath away she is a fantastic writer and her books don't have to involve reality they can involve fantasy thats what makes them amazing because she uses her imagination and it is huge i just love Liz Kessler i am her biggest fan Liz Kessler is like the best imagination writter in like the whole world and Iiz kessler don't listen to what people say if they hurt you because you know your a greatwriter and more people love your books than the haters out there and i'm on your side cause i've been writing imaginating books since kindergarden i love you liz kessler i always will and i will always defend for you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book i've read ever. If your thinking about buying it get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG CAN'T WAIT FOR THE FIFTH BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally LOVE the book...gotta get it...NOW!!!
Jul1ana More than 1 year ago
Please please please please write another book ,this book was amazing and I just can't believe I read the whole series in 5 days !!!! I just have some many questions that haven't been answer yet like what happens with Emily and Aaron , what happens to the job Neptune assigned her , what happens with her grandparents , mr beeston and he's mother ? There must be another book , your my favorite author and I really want there to be another book i simply can't sleep without my questions answered !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! i read it in only one day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you dont like this then your odd i mean all liz kesslers books are awesome even though i havent read them all.but i know liz kessler rules. You got a problem peeps if u dont like this book i cant belive you i will stop talking now try thinking about the things u like in this book then connect to it. This book is cool way cool so yeah
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book in the whole series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much it is a great book for anyone who belives in magic, mermaids, and ledgeds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most magnificent book i love the series they re fuull of wonders. I highly recommend it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love this series i like that mr. beeston became friends with the windsnap family awesome book should read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all the books!! I don't know witch one is best!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is really good and creative
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked/loved the sample!! But eager to read the whole book!! ;):)