Reviews for Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret


Booklist Reviews 2010 March #2
Are merfolk and humans doomed to be enemies forever? Kessler's fourth Emily Windsnap tale pits Brightport against the underwater sea community of Shiprock, home to a mer community threatened by Brightport development. As a semi-mer, Emily is in a unique position to try to bring both worlds together. Along the way, she stumbles upon the secret of the lost sirens and cleverly works with her team to harness their strength, escape catastrophe, solve a mystery, and, yes, achieve world peace. Series fans will dive right into this rollicking sea fantasy-adventure.

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Booklist Reviews 2010 April #1
Are merfolk and humans doomed to be enemies forever? Kessler's fourth Emily Windsnap tale pits Brightport against the underwater sea community of Shiprock, home to a mer community threatened by Brightport development. As a semi-mer, Emily is in a unique position to try to bring both worlds together. Along the way, she stumbles upon the secret of the lost sirens and cleverly works with her team to harness their strength, escape catastrophe, solve a mystery, and, yes, achieve world peace. Series fans will dive right into this rollicking sea fantasy-adventure. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Fall
In her fourth bland adventure, half-mermaid Emily must save Brightport--a place where mer-people and humans peacefully coexist--from developers. As usual, there are some clever details, but the let's-save-our-idyllic-home-from-greedy-people story line is overly familiar and the pace drags. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2010 April

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

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