The Tail of Emily Windsnap
by Liz Kessler
Illustrated by Sarah Gibb
Reviewed by Jenna W (age 10)
Jenna W is a student in Mrs. Appell's 4th and 5th Grade Class
Imagine never being able to go into the water until your swim class at school! Well that is what has happened to Emily Windsnap. She has a secret that she is entrusting us with. That secret is that she is a mermaid. The setting is both under water and above water. During this book Emily meets a new friend (who is also a mermaid). Emily also figures out the mystery of her missing father (who is a merman), and her mom gets her memory wiped out.
The descriptions gave me a really good picture of what was happening. I was really surprised when Emily turned into a mermaid. It was kind of scary when her mom gets her memory wiped. I felt really happy when she meets her new friend. Also it gets creepy when Emily and her friend find a sunken ship.
I would really recommend this to girls who love mermaids, mermen, King Neptune, and fiction.