Cricket Readers Recommend

The Tail of Emily Windsnap

by Liz Kessler

This is a great book with a girl who' s so afraid of water that she never took a bath ( just showers) and never went swimming--but she lives on a boat!!! So Emily begs her mom for swim lessons, and her mom gives in, but then something weird happens.

Average: 4 (68 votes)
submitted by Amy C. , age 10
(July 1, 2008 - 9:11 am)

I LOVE this book!! Emily is amazing!

submitted by Lee P., age 12, North Dakota
(July 20, 2008 - 4:14 pm)

5 chirps!

submitted by Emily Z., age 10, Massachusetts
(July 27, 2008 - 4:16 pm)

Dear Amy C.,

I am now reading this book and I love it thanks to you! Thanks for a great book recomendation!

submitted by Kirby
(August 3, 2008 - 10:29 am)

Sorry to say, I was not pleased with this book at all. At All.

submitted by Frances , age 12, Georgia
(August 21, 2008 - 1:35 pm)

It's okay to state your opinion. I for one really, really, really enjoyed reading the book.

submitted by Ilona, age 10, Colorado
(December 27, 2009 - 3:46 pm)

I especially like this book because it is not only about mermaids, but the main character has my name.

submitted by Emily L., age 13, WA
(September 17, 2008 - 2:22 pm)

I loved that she was a mermaid.

submitted by Sophia G., age 7, Utah
(April 5, 2009 - 6:15 pm)

I read all these books and I thought they were pretty good, although not my favorite.

submitted by Ima Bookworm
(April 16, 2009 - 9:28 pm)

They're not my fave, but they're really good.  My fave books are the Dragonspell series.

submitted by Ilona, age 10, Colorado
(December 27, 2009 - 3:48 pm)

Frances, why didn't you like them? I don't mean your opinion is wrong, I'm just curious to hear your reasons. Smile

submitted by Allison P., Orlando, FL
(April 22, 2009 - 9:59 am)

The entire series was really unenjoyable and pretty lame. I mean, Emily was sort of wimpy, and the "villains" were hardly passable.

Now, don't take me too seriously, because I think that these books would be good for a younger reader. I'm 11.25, and was eleven when I read them, and they came off as sort of babyish, but that could just be that they were intended for a younger audience. If I'm wrong, and older kids also enjoyed them, I'm just overly cynical.

But they were bland.

submitted by Mary W., age 11.25, NJ
(May 3, 2009 - 6:27 pm)

Why did you post as Frances and then as Mary W.? And wasn't it Mary Elizabeth Josephine... or something like that?

submitted by Brynne, age 13, Flying away on
(May 6, 2009 - 1:34 pm)

Huh? Far as I know, there are two Marys on Chatterbox: Mary Jo, whose real name is Frances, and myself, and my real name is Mary Elizabeth, but I post as Mary W., but I prefer to be called Mary Liz. Mary Jo goes by Mary Jo, not Frances.

Does that answer your question, or increase your befuddlement?

submitted by Mary W., age 11.25, NJ
(May 6, 2009 - 5:02 pm)

I read it again, and I didn't like it as much. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't very good either.

submitted by Ima
(June 30, 2009 - 4:40 pm)

That settles it. I'm selling my Emily Windsnap books. They're so boring! If anyone is looking for a good Mer series, read the Ingo books by Helen Dunmore.

submitted by Ima
(July 24, 2009 - 11:56 am)