Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Julia's House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke

Julia's house is carried about on the back of a turtle.  It has to be a big old leatherback turtle because her house is an old Victorian home.  That's the kind of house I admire and wish I owned...

First Second Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 2nd, so you'll be able to pick up a copy soon.

Julia and her house move out by the sea and settle in.  She loves the views but the house is just TOO quiet.  So she makes a sign that says lost creatures are welcome there.  Imagine her surprise when there's a little parade of animals coming through her door!  A patched up kitty, troll, mermaid, dragon, snail, gnome and many, more come in her door.  The problem is that no one is helping around the house.  What a mess!

Julia has to create two more signs to get things back to normal but it all works out.  It's a fun tale and the illustrations are great.  Fantasy animals are fun!  So is Julia.  

I'm buying a copy of this one for my personal library.  Just take a look at it; I'm sure it will enchant you, too.

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