This beloved classic book by Madeleine L'Engle gets an overhaul in the 2003 Disney Adaptation. This writer's review: so-so. The movie kept to the central themes of the book: a missing father, good vs. evil and the power of love. However, there was something lacking in this retelling. Certain aspects of the book that helps drive the story was missing in the movie and instead replaced with over dramatic action sequences. Here's what I didn't like:
If you're like my mother and love The Little Mermaid, then you'll enjoy reading this series. This series is about a 12 year-old girl who discovers that she's part mermaid. Emily Windsnap has always felt like an outsider, but when her mother finally lets her take swimming lessons, she discovers just how much of an outsider she really is.
The first book in the series, thrust Emily to this unknown part of her past. On her journey, she meets Shona, a full-blooded mermaid who introduces Emily to the mermaid world and helps her discover exactly where she came from. Her mother human, her father mermaid, fell in love despite the rule against it. When Neptune, ruler of the mermaids, discover this union he imprisons Emily's father and wipes her mother's memory. Having thought her father abandoned her all these years, Emily must now save him and reunit her parents once and for all.
The series follows Emily along her journey as she immerses herself into this new world. Click here to purchase the series and don't forget the newest addition coming to paperback on February 22nd.
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