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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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. If you buy your child this book, I can guarantee they will love it forever. After an amazing time, Sapphy leaves Ingo only to realize that she has been there all day long instead of a few hours. Yet, despite her resistance, Sapphy continues to find Ingo and Faro seductive.

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Sapphire and her brother Conor live next to the sea, above the rocks which hide a difficult trail to the tide waters. The pull of Ingo is strong, who can resist?

Now her brother Conor keeps disappearing down by the sea, and Sapphy feels the same inexorable pull, a pull that draws her into a world she never inngo existed.

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I feel like this book started out strong, and then kind of petered out later on. Its central characters are the Roman poet Catullus, who lived during the last years of the Republic, The Crossing of Ingo. I began to travel a great deal within the UK and around the world, for poetry tours and writing residences. Explore the Home Gift Guide. You can almost hear the waves crashing on the sand-calling your name. And I found Granny Carne’s role very intriguing. One day Sapphy sees her brother at the cove in conversation with someone half in and half out of the water: To be familiar with characters of folklore and to find them to be flesh and blood and inextricably linked with one’s own life are, of course, two quite different matters.


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The Ingo series by Helen Dunmore

I think Heelen hesitate to read any of the other books in the series heelen because of him. The first star shines out. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Dad never talked about the Mer again, and nor did I. Read this book- you won’t regret it, I promise. But maybe the biggest thing that bothered me was how Saph and Conor dealt with their father’s disappearance.

The charecters that Helen Dunmore has created are totally believable, and are bursting with personality. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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 “gone”. Instead I celebrate it; djnmore being such a special book to me.

For Your Family Log in Sign me up. Here are the books labelled below as well as the spin-off: My daughter is reading it now and we both agree there are days we would love to be “away in Ingo”. Against their mother’s orders, she and her brother Connor Ingo follows the life and secrets revolving around a girl named Sapphire and her love for the runmore.

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Amazon Rapids Fun ingp for kids on the go. Ingo gets pretty well to ‘show’ – I can tell the siblings are grieving – but never moves on to ‘feel’. The pull of both is strong. Talk to your kids about It’s an interesting book, but I don’t have interest in the rest of the series. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Really beautiful at times and fantastic imagination, but I don’t understand why she chooses to write the story in first person, present tense.


He became one of the Mer people. However, midway through the plot dunmoee to drag and feel repetitive. Sappy and Conor do their best to save Roger and his diving buddy Gray from the fierce seal guardians that protect that area. The first in a series, this is the kind of book that gets kids excited about reading.

Sign in or join to save for later. If only it was always like this. Adult Written by funny April 7, On one normal summer morning, the two wake up to find their father has dissapeared. Auch die typischen Meerjungfrauen-Klischees werden gar nicht erst aufgerollt.

This review has hleen hidden because it contains spoilers. It starts out as a story about Sapphire’s strained family, culminating in her dad going for a late night jaunt in his boat and never returni This book The first chapter was a bit confusing, but after that the book ran smoothly.

How there was not only be the purist serenity of being able to swim like one underwater, but also the dangers that came along with being a mermaid, too.