The Tail of Emily Windsnap (Kessler)

Though there are gaps in the plot large enough to swim through, this story, pun included, made for a good family read aloud. Several archetypal elements are in place here – the mysterious and absent father, the child as outsider, the ‘friend’ of the family who is not as he seems – and the story moves along well enough. Kessler has to invent the rules of this world, so there is perhaps a trifle too much exposition, but that’s forgivable. The illustrations by Sarah Gibb are great.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s