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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My own little discovery! The idea that going into Ingo can hurt, that it can call you and suck you up in it forever, that it can make you part of itself May 10, Barbara Gordon rated it it was ok.

Hdlen can buy the paperback from the UK Amazon here https: I began to travel a great deal within the UK and around the world, for poetry tours and writing residences. The basic plotline itself was interesting, and could have been really engaging.

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No one says anything about Granny Carne because, well, she’s awesome. Dunmorre feel like this book started out strong, and then kind of petered out later on. Judging from Faro alone, they are a majestic people. They are humans and they can speak mer. Denjela I was unsure about reading this book as well, but after reading it I fell in love the book.


Review I was captivated by the idea of Stormswept by Belen Dunmore when it was published earlier this month. Books by Helen Dunmore. Written in first person was also a nice touch, as we really got to delve deeper into Sapphires emotions throughout the novel.

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Poetry was very important to me from childhood. Yet, despite her resistance, Sapphy continues to find Ingo and Faro seductive. Writing these down came a little later. To me, there was no emotional truth to their dunmoe, or at least to Saph’s. This book was pretty short, but it took me like 4 months to read it. Want personalized picks that fit your family? Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. I credit Helen Dunmore’s impressive writing style with the atmosphere of simultaneous longing and danger when it came to the world of Ingo a sort of alternate dimension of the sea.

A lot or a little? Oct 31, Olivia rated it it was amazing. The main characters info frustrating right down to Saphire’s name, and by the time nigo merpeople dynmore finally revealed, it was too little too late for my taste. She disregards her family and manages to stay in Ingo for over 24 hours, not caring about how her mother would feel if she were to find Sapphire gone. Our ratings are based on child development best practices.


On the negative side, I found this book very slow, and only rarely gr Short-form review: But alas, lose me Ingo did. It’s that cliche you’ll find in the Disney store.

I wish I was away in Ingo, Far across the sea, Sailing over the deepest waters, Where love nor care can trouble me In a large family you hear a great many stories. What I had learned of prose technique through the short story gave me the impetus to start writing novels. Mashed in with that typical coming-of-age fare is an attempt at a fantasy plot: You also come to understand very early that stories hold quite different meanings for different listeners, and can be recast from many viewpoints. I must read the next one in the series The Tide Knot!

Ingo is the name of the magical underwater world where the mermaids and mermen live. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential. Her close relationship with her older brother, Conor, is inbo, as is her devotion to her missing father.