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Stunning reissue, in beautiful new cover-look, of this magical and award-winning novel – the first of the spellbinding Ingo Chronicles…

Once there was a man who fell in love with a mermaid. He swam down into the sea to be with her, and was never seen again…

Sapphire’s father told her that story when she was little. When he is lost at sea she can’t help but think of that old myth: she’s convinced he’s still alive.

Then, the following summer, Sapphy meets Faro, an enigmatic and intriguing Mer boy. Diving down into Ingo, she discovers a world she never knew existed, where she must let go of all her Air thoughts and embrace the sea…

But not only is Sapphy intoxicated by the Mer world, she longs to see her father once more. And she’s sure she can hear him singing across the water:

“I wish I was away in Ingo Far across the briny sea…”

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Date published

July 5th, 2012

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  • 336 pages




  1. N U
    on 31 May 2018

    Interesting Use of Mermaids

    Normally, books with mermaids fall into a lot of tired tropes; something like Ariel or some use of the sirens of ancient mythology (which, by the way, were actually half-bird and not mermaids). It's nice to see something that's a bit refreshing in its use of this fantasy element, but it's even better to see a book where a sister-brother team are working together.

    It'd be nice to see the rest of the series available on the shop (or, at least, available in the region for Italy).

    4out of 5
  2. Azul
    on 11 February 2015

    Oh. My. God.

    This is one of my favourite books to read! I was so addicted and I couldn't put the book down!! Each chapter left me wanting more and more. Best. Book. Ever.

    5out of 5

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What kids think

  1. hawk12
    on 9 March 2014

    the best book in the series

  2. Athena14
    on 5 March 2014

    Beautiful, believeable. I have never looked at the sea the same way again!

  3. Hi-Isobelle
    on 16 December 2012

    I absolutely loved this book, because it is all about the sea and animals like dolphins and whales(whales are in the 2nd and 3rd book)

    5out of 5
  4. littleturtle262
    on 1 July 2012


    5out of 5
  5. lily2000
    on 8 June 2012

    i think this book is amazing if you have read the my story collection then youll love this book by hellen dunmore at the momment im reading lots of books one of them stormswept by hellen dunmore theres other books by hellen such as The tide knot ,The deep and if you like this auther then read books such as glubbslyme by jacqueline wilson

    5out of 5
  6. s1a2s3k4i5a6
    on 4 May 2012

    This book was very good and I have read all of the other Ingo books which I could not put down! The author has done well to start a whole new series with the same type of story but with different characters, but I think it is a bit too similar and maybe the author should’ve made it a bit differently.

    4out of 5