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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Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. 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 returning.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book had a way of making a young girl feel much older, as though your desires of being a mermaid would surpass the age of 12 and carry on for many years. Not fishy, scaked creatures, but sleek, half-seal hybrids. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

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Feb 05, Emily Cramer rated it it was amazing. I also completed two novels; fortunately neither survives, and it was more than ten years before I wrote another novel. Her close relationship with her older brother, Conor, is sweet, as is her devotion to her missing father. I am betting there is more detail about this amazing world in the next book.


I have basically nothing to complain about, which, if you have read any of my other reviews, helrn a rarity. Read on for more. The story centers on the life of twelve-year old Sapphire and her older helsn, Conor, and how they find an underwater world in their town’s cove.

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She says she’ll never stop searching, but when she’s underwater ‘in Ingo’, she doesn’t search. When Sapphire and Conor’s dad mysteriously disappears, most people believe he’s dead. Why she’s letting her children read books at all is beyond me, but in my response, I used the word “villipend”!! Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids. Dunjore day Sapphy sees her brother at the cove in conversation with inyo half in and half out of the water: See all 8 questions about Ingo‚Ķ.

Part one of a trilogy. I also think this falls victim to series cliches of not exposing enough of the “mysteries” to keep me satisfied with the intent of saving it for later books.

Ingo Series

Most good books don’t have a single one. I agree I read al of them in a week. Sapphy takes after her father, Matthew Trewhella, in that she has always been drawn to the sea.

Er ist in Indigo und dort werde ich ihn finden! They are humans and they can speak mer. Stay up to date on new reviews.


By an apparent coincidence the truant man has exactly the same name as Sapphy’s father. 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 See how we rate. Granny Carne has earth power and can communicate with owls and bees, maybe even other animals.

Ingo follows the life and secrets revolving around a girl named Sapphire and her love for the sea. The children don’t believe it. And this has more depth than any mermaid story I have ever read.

In fact Helen Dunmore was looking at properties in St. Denjela no, there isn’t any romance in this book. The longing that Sapphy feels for her life remaining the same as it was before her father went missing.

A deep love of the stunning Cornish countryside is matched by a wonder at dunmorw mysteries of the sea.

At first the merpeople seem really mean.