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Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler

Meet Emily Windsnap! Ordinary girl on land, magical mermaid in water... Bubbling with magic, fun, friendship and new heights of adventure, a must-read for girls aged 8-12. Emily Windsnap, an ordinary girl on land and a magical mermaid in water, is overdue a break from excitement - as her exhausted best friend Shona keeps reminding her! So, promising Shona she'll stay free of trouble and just 'swill out' ('chill out' for mermaids), Emily invites her best friend and her boyfriend Aaron along for a relaxing family holiday in the sun . . . But it seems adventure is hot on her heels - and her tail.Soon, Emily discovers a hidden world beyond the falls of mysterious Forgotten Island - but it's not quite the paradise it seems. With a curse hanging over the island and a catastrophic disaster looming, Emily finds herself suddenly entangled in an ancient Prophecy. She must embark on a dangerous mission to seek the legendary giant the islanders believe will save them all, before it's too late.But how can Emily save the day when rifts are forming between her and the very people she needs by her side? Must promises always be kept? And what happens when they are broken?The brand new, eagerly awaited seventh book in the five-million-copy-selling Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler.

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Haunt Me

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler

An intensely romantic and haunting novel about how love can overcome the ultimate divide - from Liz Kessler, the bestselling author of Read Me Like a Book.Joe wakes up from a deep sleep to see his family leave in a removals van. Where they've gone, he has no idea. Erin moves house and instantly feels at home in her new room. Even if it appears she isn't the only one living in it. Bit by bit, Erin and Joe discover that they have somehow found a way across the ultimate divide - life and death. Bound by their backgrounds, a love of poetry and their growing feelings for each other, they are determined to find a way to be together.Joe's brother, Olly, never cared much for poetry. He was always too busy being king of the school - but that all changed when Joe died. And when an encounter in the school corridor brings him face to face with Erin, he realises how different things really are - including the kind of girl he falls for.Two brothers. Two choices. Will Erin's decision destroy her completely, or can she save herself before she is lost forever?

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The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb
Contributors:
Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb
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Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler
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Read Me Like A Book

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler

'An important contribution to the YA literary canon and a welcome reminder that love is love, no matter what.' - Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling authorThe first YA novel from bestselling author Liz Kessler, Read Me Like A Book is a brave, honest and vital coming-out story that follows one girl's exploration of love, identity and sexuality.Ashleigh Walker is having a difficult year. She's struggling at school, and coming home to parents who are on the verge of divorce. She knows she should be happy spending time with her boyfriend - but, for some reason, being around him just makes her worry more. It's only in her English teacher, Miss Murray, that she feels she's found a kindred spirit. Miss Murray helps Ashleigh develop her writing skills and her confidence - but what happens when boundaries begin to blur? What will the repercussions be for Ashleigh? And how will she navigate her own sexuality?

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Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins?

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler
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Poppy the Pirate Dog and the Treasure Keeper

Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
Contributors:
Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
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Emily Windsnap Complete Five Book Collection

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler

Emily Windsnap lives on a boat, but her mother has always been oddly anxious to keep her out of the water. It is only when Emily has her first school swimming lesson that she discovers why: as soon as she gets into the water, she grows a tail! Soon Emily discovers a glorious underwater world of fishes, coral, shipwrecks and mermaids - and even makes a mermaid best friend, Shona Silkfin! With Shona and her other friends by her side, Emily embarks on a series of exciting and magical adventures, tackling everything from an angry sea god to a monstrous kraken.

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Poppy the Pirate Dog's New Shipmate

Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
Contributors:
Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
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North of Nowhere

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler

The sleepy seaside village of Porthaven hides a mystery . . .Mia's grandad has vanished and nobody knows why. When Mia and her mum go to support her grandma, Mia makes friends with local girl, Dee. But why does Dee seem so out of reach? Why does she claim to be facing violent storms when Mia sees only sunny skies? And can Mia solve the mystery and find her grandad before time and tide forever wash away his future?A night of storms. A lifetime of secrets. A week to find the truth.

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Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler
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Poppy the Pirate Dog

Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
Contributors:
Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Poppy is very excited to be going on holiday, especially when she is given a skull and crossbones scarf to wear. But life as a pirate dog at the seaside is trickier than she realises...

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A Year without Autumn

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler
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Philippa Fisher and the Stone Fairy's Promise

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler

The third magical fairy novel in the Philippa Fisher series from bestselling Emily Windsnap author, Liz Kessler.Philippa is looking forward to spending New Year in the village where her new friend Robyn lives. But her fairy godsister Daisy, assigned to a new job but disobeying orders as usual, turns up to warn her that something really bad (SRB) is going to happen! What they don't know is that a fairy has gone missing from the ancient stone circle on the moors - and that at ATC (Above the Clouds) Headquarters, the fairy godmothers in charge have a special plan for them...A perfect story for Liz Kessler's many fans, in which humans and fairies swap worlds with dramatic and unexpected consequences.

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Philippa Fisher and the Dream Maker's Daughter

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler

Philippa and Daisy, her fairy godsister, are reunited in a second magical Philippa Fisher adventure from Liz Kessler, author of the bestselling Emily Windsnap series.Being on holiday with her mum and dad should be wonderful, but Philippa Fisher is lonely. When she meets a girl called Robyn, she's sure there's something odd about her - something she's not saying - and Philippa is determined to find out what it is. And whatever it may be, Philippa is sure that her fairy godsister, Daisy, will be able to help. But things are about to go horribly wrong...Wonderful characters, an intriguing plot, and all the magic you could wish for - this is Liz Kessler at her very best in a lovely, sympathetic story about friendships old and new.

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Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist

Liz Kessler, Natacha Ledwidge
Contributors:
Liz Kessler, Natacha Ledwidge

The magic ring that Emily Windsnap - half mermaid, half ordinary girl - finds buried in the sand belongs to Neptune, and he wants it back. But the ring, once on, won't come off, and an angry Neptune sends Emily's boat spinning away across the sea. When it comes to rest, she and her best friend, Shona, can see a mysterious castle shimmering in the mist on the horizon... Another magical adventure full of fun and friendship!

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Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler
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Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister

Liz Kessler, Katie May
Contributors:
Liz Kessler, Katie May

Sparkling with magic, warmth and charm, this is the first book in the Philippa Fisher series from bestselling Emily Windsnap author Liz Kessler - full of friendship and fairies. Eleven-year-old Philippa Fisher is not happy. She's picked on at school, her parents are embarrassing, and worst of all, her best friend has just moved away. But it seems Philippa's luck is about to change when Daisy, the new girl at school, reveals that she is Philippa's fairy godmother - or godsister, since they are the same age. Daisy has been assigned to help Philippa by granting her three wishes. Unfortunately, Daisy is not too fond of working with humans, and she can't wait to get her mission over with. But as every wish seems to make Philippa's life worse rather than better, can the two girls team up to fix Philippa's world before it's too late?A traditional story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, PHILIPPA FISHER'S FAIRY GODSISTER touches on friendship, luck, finding out what you really want, and learning to handle the cards you are dealt.

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A Tangle of Tails

Liz Kessler
Authors:
Liz Kessler

'Emily Windsnap: A Tangle of Tails' brings together the first three Emily Windsnap books in one volume. In her first adventure Emily discovers that she is a mermaid, she finds her long lost merman father and reunites him with her land-bound mother. In her next adventure she swishes through an underwater world and inadvertently wakes the Kraken - legendary monster from the deep. And in her third adventure Emily finds a ring belonging to Neptune, who decrees in fury that her life as both mermaid and human must end!An enchanting fantasy series with vivid scenes of a brilliantly realised underwater world and a delightful and wholly believable heroine. With a lightness of touch Liz Kessler writes about universal themes for families, friendship, love and luck.

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Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep

Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb
Contributors:
Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb

Emily Windsnap is thrilled to arrive at her new home - a secret island near the Bermuda Triangle where humans and merfolk live together, and where being a girl who grows a tail as soon as she enters the water isn't a problem. But, being Emily, she can't resist exploring forbidden places, and, as a result, she inadvertently wakes the kraken - the legendary sea monster that has been asleep for two hundred years!Emily tries to undo the damage as the kraken's terrifying tentacles rise from the deep!Mermaid magic, wonderful descriptions of undersea life and a fabulous adventure focused on the power of friendship make this a real page-turner, with all the charm and warmth of Liz Kessler's first book, The Tail of Emily Windsnap.Read by Teresa Gallagher(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd