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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During the s and early s I taught poetry and creative writing, tutored residential writing courses for the Arvon Foundation and took part in the Poetry Society’s Writer in Schools scheme, as well as giving readings and workshops in schools, hospitals, prisons and every other kind of place where a poem could conceivably be welcome.

It all happened hundreds of years ago. And how Faro constantly pointed out flaws in human’s depictions of mer.

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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Ives when she was moving house. Someone slashed across her with a knife a long time ago. Our young heroine, Sapphire, is 11 years old as the novels begin and she has just lost her dearly loved father. He’s actually kind of unbearable.

Ships from and sold by SharehouseGoods. This is Faro, a Mer boy, whose sister Elvira has befriended Conor.


The Ingo series by Helen Dunmore

On the negative side, I found this book very slow, and only rarely gr Short-form review: I know this book is a childrens book, but hey! Credits to the original photos – PellChilli Talk Sapphy is haunted by her father’s disappearance because he does not come back from the cove after an argument with her mother. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox.

No one says anything about Roger because he’s too nice and all. For Your Family Log in Sign me up. In a novel full of longing, mystery, sunmore magic, Helen Dunmore takes us to a new world that has the power both to captivate and to destroy. Written in first person was also a nice touch, as we really got to delve deeper int First of all just look at this cover!

Ingo Series by Helen Dunmore

At around this time I began to write the poems which formed my first poetry collection, The Apple Fall, and to publish these in magazines. So dunmote ends well. He swam away with her, and he was never seen again.

You also come to understand very early that stories hold quite different meanings for different listeners, and can be recast from many viewpoints. Until Connor also went missing for a certain period of time and eventually, the two of them got pulled by the water and discovered a world beyond the beach. About these links Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. There’s just not enough depth to her.


He’s a typically laid-back, sweet and kind brother who loves his sister so much, he’s angry beyond belief his sister keeps on hanging out with helej of Ingo rather than those of Air. Love it It keeps you reading.

She is spunky and loyal to her brother, Conor. It was a great book.

It’s not your typical mermaid story either- don’t be decepted from the cover ibgo the short blurb written on the back. I wished I’d never seen dunmkre Zennor mermaid. It’s very natural, and there’s a floating, dreamlike quality to much of the narration that really suits the subject.

I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed the book. I remember reading this when I was much younger, about 11 or 12 years old.

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Although the end was a bit sad. On the dunmofe side, I found this book very slow, and only rarely gripping. Feb 27, Padma Venkatraman added it. Doch ich frage mich, ob die beiden Teile noch zusammenpassen, wenn ich ihn gefunden habe. Dad never talked about the Mer again, and nor did I.