Helen Dunmore captures the magical appeal of the Cornish coast in Ingo, says Philip Ardagh. Buy Ingo First Edition by Helen Dunmore (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. 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.

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Sapphire, like a real child, has to tell the reader every thought that goes through her duunmore and every step she takes through the day, sometimes more than once. I say she’s realistcally flawed and spunky. Children and teenagers Helen Dunmore reviews.

Ingo (Ingo, #1) by Helen Dunmore

Sapphy and Conor have “their own” cove, reached via an overgrown path, a cliff and a perilous jumble of huge black rocks. This book is by a british woman Just another piece of proof that they are the best writers and it is about the Mer.

This was an easy enough read, but my TR list is long enough that even cutting the fluff helps. Helen Dunmore Fantasy Informizely customer feedback surveys.

Ingo Series by Helen Dunmore

How can they find him without getting lost themselves? The story centers on the life of twelve-year old Sapphire and her older brother, Conor, and how they find an underwater world in their town’s cove.

It is is set in Leningrad during the first year of the siege of the city by German forces, which lasted for days from the fall of Mga on 30th August 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 Sapphire’s dad dissapeared there.


However, that is my only complaint. Parent of a 10 year old Written by TrifleTower May 6, Does this book have romance in it? I know the writer’s maxim is ‘show, don’t tell’, but as a reader I’ve always felt that it stops one exhortation short: This struggle comes to the fore in the latter part of Ingo when Roger decides he wants to dive in areas where, unbeknownst to him, he is not dknmore.

Searching for him at the cove, Sapphy hears a beautiful voice singing a familiar song that her father had sung to her in the past. Jul 09, Lindsay Tramble rated it it was amazing. Most good books don’t have a single one.

The plot was somewhat simple, but extremely well executed and satisfying. The writing is so descriptive you can also see the colours of the Ocean, feel the gently breeze blowing through your hair, smell the sea as if you are right there on the beach. Sapphy grows from being carried like a child in the first chapter to a person able to harness the power of Ingo.

I remember reading this when I was much younger, about 11 or 12 years old. At first the merpeople seem really mean. So I went back and got the first one, which was rather difficult because as it turns out-the series is suppose to be in the section. Sep 03, Kaleigh Hvizdos rated it did not like it. Den Titel finde ich zwar durchaus passend, unter dem alten Titel konnte ich mir jedoch mehr vorstellen! He takes her through the Skin the surface and into the world of Ingo which is extremely painful at the beginning for a human, and you have to forget about Air to be able to survive.

The fantasy that surrounds being a mermaid, something I and i am sure many other young children have always wished I could, was described impec I highly recommend this book, for younger children.


Raised on the coast of Cornwall, they have an intimate connection to the sea and her mysteries. This experience of working in many different countries and cultures has been very important to my work. In the late s I began to publish short stories, and these were the beginning of a breakthrough into fiction. The wonders of the sea world are matched by the mysteries of land.

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The Ingo series by Helen Dunmore

Ocean ecology is my jam! Also, seals, or at least the kind in this book, don’t attack people. As with the sea enchantment, this desire is all-encompassing to the point of ridiculousness. I think the author needed to research marine wildlife more, because it was riddled with similar biological stupidities.

I have basically nothing to complain about, which, if you have read any of my other reviews, is a rarity. 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. When Sapphire feels an irresistible call to the ocean, she must choose where her loyalties lie – to her Air family and the brother whom she SUMMARY When Sapphire’s father disappears, most people say he’s been drowned, although the more vicious of the townspeople say he ran off with another woman.

A place called Ingo, powerful and mysterious. Dec 21, Kogiopsis rated it it was ok Shelves: Dad hat einmal gesagt: