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The Tide Knot Library Binding – 1 Feb 2008

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  • Library Binding: 330 pages
  • Age Range: 10 - 13 years
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060818565
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060818562
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.8 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,800,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for The Tide Knot:

"Intensely compelling… gorgeous." Amanda Craig, The Times

“Dunmore's graceful style is what makes the unbelievable believable…” The Independent on Sunday

“Like the ocean itself, this book is deep and strange and marvellous.” Nial MacMonagle, The Irish Times

“This is a wonderful fantasy story…” Jan Winter, Inis

Praise for Ingo:

"Ingo has a haunting, dangerous beauty all of its own." Philip Ardagh, Guardian

"The electric thrill of swimming with dolphins, of racing along currents, and of leaving the world of reason and caution behind are described with glorious intensity." Amanda Craig, The Times

"Compellingly lyrical." Independent

"Helen Dunmore may have a few drowned readers on her conscience, so enticing and believable is the underwater world she creates in Ingo." Telegraph

"Helen Dunmore is an exceptional and versatile writer and she writes with a restrained, sensual grace." Observer

"A remarkable fantasy… It's a haunting, beautifully written book which creates a totally believable parallel world." Northern Echo

"Ingo is an intoxicating adventure… Wonderful, evocative storytelling." Publishing News

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

HELEN DUNMORE is a novelist, a short story writer, and a poet. She has written twenty-two children s books, including Brother Brother, Sister Sister; The Lilac Tree; The Seal Cove; and the bestselling Ingo series. She has written nine adult books including A Spell of Winter, which won the 1996 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her poetry collections have won the Poetry Society s Alice Hunt Bartlett Award and the Signal Poetry Award. Helen Dunmore was born in Yorkshire, England, and now lives in Bristol with her husband and children. Visit her online at www.helendunmore.com.

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daughters a fan! a good read i believe..
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My Granddaughter is delighted with the whole Ingo Chronicles.After reading one from the Library,she asked me to send the complete set to her in Singapore.Your service was excellent and amazon will be my first choice for any book my Granddaughter requests in the future

I would recommend and have done so ,the books for children aged nine to eleven,especially if they like reading about adventures with,or as Mermaids.
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11 year old daughter loves the books and is gradually making her way through the whole series. She is usually mad on Harry Potter and says these are her second faveourite books. Great gifts for something different for a HP fan to read.
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Love the book collection!
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The second instalment of the Ingo Chronicles, Tide Knot is not quite as good as Ingo . Dunmore manages to recapture the magical underwater world and the characters are all just as believably rendered, it is just that I don't find the tide knot part, and its subsequent dénouement* terribly credible. What I liked about Ingo was that I could believe it all was real; it was so plausibly described and explained I have often found myself scanning the sea for signs of the Mer. I still thoroughly enjoyed Tide Knot and was pleased to find out more about Sapphy and Conor's missing father, so I would recommend it and indeed went on to buy and read the next instalment myself.

* If you've read the book, I hope you appreciate what I did there!
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Helen Dunmore has crafted a beautiful world in which the more familiar world of the land people and the unknown and dangerous realm of the sea live side by side in uneasy balance. The magic is thrilling, the tension is vivid and the main character's struggle with her temptation by the seductive underwater world is all too believable.

I loved this title and it's predecessor Ingo. Suitable for children AND adults who love a good read!
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I was a bit annoyed at Ingo for ending so abruptly with a teaser that pretty much said 'find out what happens in the sequel next year'. I mean I felt like complaining to some authority about it. The Tide Knot makes up for it by being even better than Ingo.

The story picks up in a cold and bleak November where Saphire and Conor have moved to the town next to Senara and left their cottage to renters. Conor is more interested in surfing but Saphire cannot let go of the pull of Ingo. Her mother still has no clue but potential stepdad Roger is becoming more and more suspicious. Saphire still believes her dad didn't really drown and is still looking for answers. Again she involves herself in the affairs of the Mer to solve the mystery.

As before, The Tide Knot is written in that same dreamy, euphoric style that makes every trip into the ocean seem like and enigmatic heroin rush. Whenever Saphire is not in Ingo we cannot wait until she just dashes for the shore and whenever she is far out in some current we don't want her to head back to land. It's weird and yet pleasing how she exists in two different worlds and is somehow wise beyond her years (I like children's books that don't insult their intelligence) without seeming cocky.

With the third novel in the series (The Deep) already out, this is looking like a series I am seriously enjoying that sort of popped out of nowhere. I recommend any teenager (or adult, such as myself) to pick up these books.
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