Sunday, August 24, 2014
Maddy Kettle Book 1: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch by Eric Orchard
Maddy works in her family's bookstore. She loves it! She's also quite fond of a present her father gave her: a pet flying toad named Ralph. You can see from this that this is a fantasy, and it's a good one, too!
Diamond Book Distributors and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you). It will be published September 30th, so you can grab a copy then.
This is a graphic novel and the illustrations are fabulous. Maddy's parents have been turned into rats and she's determined to get them changed back. If she has to find the Thimblewitch, then she will! By accident, she runs across a bear and a raccoon that are mapping the area and traveling by air. She snags a ride and heads in the direction of the Thimblewitch.
It's not an easy journey and there are dangers all along the way. You find spider goblins, vampire bats, moon magic and more in these pages. I found the story great fun to read and know I want to read more about Maddy. I also know there will be more because the Thimblewitch is retiring and gave Maddy her bag of tricks. I can't wait!
If you have a reluctant reader who likes fantasy and magic, they will suck this book up quickly. Just get ready to buy the next book in this series, too...