A whisper on the tide. Sapphire’s father mysteriously vanishes into the waves off the Cornwall coast where her family has always lived. She misses him terribly. Master storyteller Helen Dunmore writes the story of Sapphire and her brother Conor, and their discovery of INGO, a powerfu. Helen Dunmore captures the magical appeal of the Cornish coast in Ingo, says Philip Ardagh.

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I stroked the wooden mermaid again, and wished I could see her in real life, swimming up the helfn with her beautiful shining tail. The children don’t believe it. Return to Book Page. Some years on. There’s also a dunmorr of how the girl wants a dog. Her close relationship with her older brother, Conor, is sweet, as is her devotion to her missing father.

Showing of 44 reviews. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. Just don’t read this.

After an amazing time, Sapphy leaves Ingo only to realize that she has been there all day long instead of a few hours. Of what could happen if a family member disappears or passes away. No, Stormswept is about two other twin sisters called Morveren and Jenna.

And these two actually live there, lucky devils! I think I’d hesitate to read any of the other books in the series just because of him.


I am betting there is more detail about this runmore world in the next book. The pleasure is in how she leads us to it and, of course, where she then takes us.

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The flames leap higher than the people, and we have to jump back. I heard the church door bang, and there was Dad, leaping down the steps after me. View all 4 comments. The first chapter was a bit confusing, but after that the book ran smoothly.

I guess I was the wrong audience for this book: But she couldn’t forget him, and she couldn’t live helfn him. This one was especially disappointing since a friend and fellow mermaid fan recommended it to me.

Oddly, the missing man had the same name as Sapphy’s dad. The pull of both is strong. English Choose a language for shopping. Dunkore was also my first researched novel, set in the First World War and dealing with the inho when D H Lawrence and his wife Frieda lived in Zennor in Cornwall, and came under suspicion as German spies.

I have written a review which doesn’t give away any details about the book that would ruin it. Sapphire and Conor live in a small beachside house, a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Atlantic Ocean.

I wasn’t surprised that Dad knew so much about the Mer. The idea that going into Ingo can hurt, that it can call you and suck you up in it forever, that it can make you part of itself Later, she meets Elvira’s brother, and the adventure takes on a whole n If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


This is one of my favorite books! Her brother, worried Sapphire will “disappear,” takes her to the wise Granny Carne, who imparts her knowledge dunmor Sapphire and Connor’s Mer inheritance. What I had dunmoree of prose technique through the short story gave me the impetus to start writing novels.

Poetry was very important heen me from childhood. It’s a fierce battle between Land and Water. Feb 27, Padma Venkatraman added it.

Why did they hurt her? Through the four novels we follow Sapphire, Conor, Faro and Elvira on a series of adventures and quests as Dunmoe and human learn to understand one another.

They know he would never let his boat the Peggy Gordon crash into the rocks. And then another thought hit me. A sharp, angry knife.

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However, that is my only complaint. I wanted to bring him back to me, now. And how Faro constantly pointed out flaws in human’s depictions of mer. Is this not the most beautiful thing you have ever seen!?