Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Maloneys' Magical Weatherbox by Nigel Quinlan

They are the Weatherman's children.  They live in a fairly secluded area where they run a bed and breakfast and wait for the seasons to change.  The Weatherman must answer the phone when it rings or the seasons won't change.  It doesn't sound dangerous, but their father, the Weatherman, is going to be challenged this year...

Roaring Brook Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 28th, so you can look for a copy then.

This is a bit silly and fantastical but it's also fun to read.  You'll also learn about weather if you've never considered it before.  You'll meet hags, a bog monster, and a tourist that's more than he seems.  The children have to save the day.  There's lots of action, lots of characters, the boy ends up in jail, and it gets even more complicated before it smooths out.  The bully down the lane is even worse when he gets the elements working for him.

If your child has a lively imagination this should be a fun read.  It's busy, you learn a bit on the way and you'll root for the ending.

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