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Ingo / Helen Dunmore.

Ingo / Helen Dunmore.
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ISBN 9780007464104 (paperback)
000746410X (paperback)
Author Dunmore, Helen, 1952- author.
Title Ingo / Helen Dunmore.
Publisher/Date London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2012.
Pagination etc. 319 pages ; 20 cm.
Series 1. Ingo chronicles ;
Contents note Originally published: 2005.
Summary Note Set in Cornwall, Ingo is the story of Sapphire and her brother Conor, and what happens to them after their father mysteriously disappears at sea. Sapphire still thinks her father is alive. Somewhere. She remembers stories he used to tell her about a Mer creature who fell in love with a human, but could not come to live with him in the dry air. The following summer, both Conor and Sapphire are inexorably drawn to the water, despite the worries of their mother. They love the water so much, and spend hours in the nearby cove. When Sapphire follows Conor one day, after he has been gone a long time, she meets Faro--a Merman who introduces her to Ingo, an underwater world she could only have dreamed existed. And Ingo blood runs deep through her veins and it is not long before the call of that other world becomes too strong to resist. Dunmore is an accomplished writer for adults, she was the first winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, but her books for younger readers, despite having all the same qualities and powerful storytelling talent, have not been as critically or commercially successful. Ingo, however, is sure to change that perception. It is a beautiful novel, both enchanting and exciting, that appeals to readers on many levels. It is seductively easy to read and stays in the memory for a long time.
Subject Mermen -- Juvenile fiction
Children's stories
Fantasy fiction.
Shelf Location JF DUNM
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