Ingo by Helen Dunmore

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I wish I was away in IngoFar across the briny sea,Sailing over deepest watersWhere love nor care never trouble me. . . .

By the Cornwall coast where Sapphire lives with her family, it's easy to hear the call of the sea. Too easy.

When the sea called to Sapphy's father, he vanished from her life. When the sea called to her brother, he started disappearing for hours on end. And now the sea is calling to Sapphy, and she feels its pull more strongly than she's ever felt anything in her life.

In a novel full of longing, mystery, and magic, Helen Dunmore takes us to a new world that has the power both to captivate and to destroy. At the waterline, the two worlds of Air and Ingo meet. Sapphy and her brother, Conor, find themselves at the boundary between these worlds, in a place of danger and amazing discoveries.


About Helen Dunmore

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Helen Dunmore is the author of eleven novels, including The Betrayal, a New York Times Editors' Choice; The Siege, a national best seller and finalist for the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; and A Spell of Winter, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction.
Published January 23, 2009 by HarperTeen. 336 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Merfolk and the stories about them pervade Cornwall, the seaside community where Sapphire and her older brother, Conor, live.

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The Guardian

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Ingo by Helen Dunmore 320pp, HarperCollins, £12.99 I don't know whether it's memories of idyllic childhood holidays or the hypnotic and untameable power of the sea, but Cornwall has always had a magical hold over me;

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The Bookbag

Jenna doesn't hear the Mer's music as Morveren does - as much because she doesn't want to as because she isn't able to.

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Teen Reads

Eleven-year-old Sapphire and her older brother Connor live in England right by the ocean.

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Common Sense Media

She keeps readers on the edge of their seats as they journey with Sapphy and Conor through the world of Ingo.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

Sapphire and her brother Connor have lost their father to the sea.

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