Friday, May 8, 2020

The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay

Abi's Dad marries the boy's mother and Abi has to adjust to having brothers.  It's not easy...

Margaret K. McElderry Books sent me an ARC if this book to read for review.  It will be published July 7th. 

Along with being a new family, they are moving into a new house.  It has ivy all over it.  Her Grandma says it's green magic...

There are surprises.  Abi reads nonfiction stories and she finds herself living them.  Not as imaginary but as really being there on the Kontiki raft and in the snow outside of Anne Frank's house.  Her textbook got wet on the raft and when she comes out of her room she has snow in her head!

But there's more than that going on.  Louis has opened his window hoping an owl would come in.  Instead, he gets a cat.  A cat that keeps growing until it's bigger than him.

When Abi founds out she starts looking for what he read.  It turns out to be the textbook that the older student who comes in for the afternoons until Dad gets home has.  And she's going back to France.  How are they going to get the book to get the huge cat back in it?

This is a great fantasy read and I enjoyed it.

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