What 9-year-old girl wouldn’t love to sit by the pool this summer and read about being a mermaid? In this first book of the "Emily Windsnap" series, Emily goes swimming for the first time (which is odd, considering she lives on a houseboat) and discovers why her mother has kept her out of the water all her life: She’s half mermaid. If you’ve got a daughter who loves to read, “she’s probably already read this book,” according to Eryca Sender of Children’s Book World. But if your kids haven’t discovered Emily Windsnap yet, this summer is the perfect opportunity.
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