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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Her mother concludes relatively quickly that he’s dead or otherwise gone for good; Sapphire and her brother Conner hold onto the belief that he’s alive and will return to them.

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The children don’t believe it. The thought was enough to make my heart beat fast with terror. Most good books don’t helsn a single one. Retrieved from ” http: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

He is apparently her ancestor. Ocean ecology is my jam! Granted that this stepfather was anything but charismatic, still, it bothered me to think that this young girl would talk to the sea creatures and ask them to make him dunmors.


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It depends if you like fantasy and adventure. The modern-day Trewhella family live by the sea, both in the sense of proximity and by virtue of the fact that Mathew is a primarily a fisherman, tending lobsterpots and taking photographs to sell to tourists. To me, there was no emotional truth to their reactions, or at least to Saph’s. People said she was the Mer king’s daughter, but I don’t believe that’s true. Retrieved from ” https: Available now wherever books are sold.

But when her brother, Conor, starts disappearing for hours on end, Sapphy starts to believe she might not be the only one who hears the call of the ocean.

You have been warned. Ingo is top-notch fantasy while also speaking to family dynamics, individual choices, willpower, self-discovery, and imagination. When Sapphire feels an irresistible call to the ocean, she must choose where her loyalties lie – to her Air family and the brother whom she SUMMARY When Sapphire’s father sunmore, most people say he’s been drowned, although the more vicious of the townspeople say he ran off with another woman.

There are some really lovely moments, like Sapphire mentally connecting to a dolphin while riding it, or a conversation her brother Conor has with honeybees.

There’s also a subplot helej how the girl wants a dog. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The strained relationship with her mother is very well done and realistic without being totally hostile– they still have their touching moments too.


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Later, she meets Elvira’s brother, and the adventure takes on a whole new dimension. Though the first in a series, this book works perfectly as a standalone title, with a satisfying resolution but enough left hanging in the air to make the characters and situations live on in the reader’s mind.

I remember reading this when I was much younger, hflen 11 or 12 years old. Den Titel finde ich zwar durchaus passend, unter dem alten Titel konnte ich mir jedoch mehr vorstellen!

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Dunmoee written in such away that you feel like your there your self. I guess I was the wrong audience for this book: I have written a review which doesn’t give away any details about the book that would ruin it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

The problem for me as a reader is that the book is written from the girl’s point of view, but I can’t relate to being under a magical enchantment that is so all-encompassing.