Liz Kessler lives in England, and has worked as a teacher, journalist, and editorial consultant. She says she first knew she wanted to become a writer at the age of nine, when she had a poem published in a local newspaper. The Tail of Emily Windsnap, her first children's book, grew out of a poem she wrote about a mermaid.
Pre-teen girls will likely bite at this novel's tempting bait. --Publishers Weekly Delightful moments. --School Library Journal Light, imagination-tickling fare ideal for middle-grade girls, with charming ink-wash illustrations scattered throughout. --Booklist Middle school girls . . . will enjoy the tale. --VOYA There is no denying the siren-like allure of mermaid stories. . . . Gibb's spot art has a fluid delicacy that adds much to the watery ambience. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Liz Kessler makes a splash with this tightly written, highly imaginative debut. --FamilyFun Charming. --The Wall Street Journal Liz Kessler creates an engaging heroine, full of funny asides and derring-do, and a sparkling, fast-paced story with more plot twists than a mermaid's flipping tale. --Washington Parent