Reviews by susanlam
A quick, fun, enjoyable and cheerful story to read. The illustrations are great as well!
A fun read, not overly dramatic or graphic, but also not too easy or toned-down. Not for younger kids so much, but should be a fun and educationally historical pick for tweens, teens, and even adults. The art style is consistent and nice to look at, and keeps the story interesting.
As alumeng.ajl pointed out, this book is written in verse. Personally, I really like verse novels, and I got it just because of that feature. The story itself started out a little slow, but picked up quickly, retelling the story of Elaine, the Lady of Shalott from Arthurian legend. The verse was also pleasant to read, and didn't do anything too crazy in terms of formatting. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy verse novels and stories of King Arthur.
A really enjoyable mystery. Dogs tied up outside stores in Brooklyn are being taken, and Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair is determined to find out why! With this help of her twin brother Finn, her friend Lucy, her enemy Ivy, and her crush Milo, she might just be able to figure out what's going on--if her dog walking business doesn't get her into trouble first!
This book was possibly even better than the first one. While "The Goose Girl" was a retelling of the original brothers Grimm fairy tale, this story took the world Shannon Hale had started building and expanded upon it. The beginning was a little slow, but once it got going, it was gripping, and the end was great. If you liked "The Goose Girl", you won't want to miss this--or the rest of the series!