Thursday, April 26, 2018

Spindrift and the Orchid by Emma Trevayne

Spindrift lives with her grandfather in his magic shop.  He knows where everything is and his customers love shopping there.  She manages the counter when he's out although she can't find everything they want, sometimes they have to come back.  It's only when this man comes in and almost threatens her that she gets scared.  When her grandfather returns, he tells her not to talk to the man again, he'll deal with him.

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Children and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 8th.

What she finds is that her mother gave her a very special gift when she set her adrift in the ocean.  Her mother and father went down with the boat but she remembers a bit about them.  When she finds the glass ball she has had since childhood holds the Sage of the Black Orchid, she's amazed.  Especially when she grants wishes...

There were seven Sages and anyone who uses them enough begins to desire the others because they all do something different.  That's what got her mother killed.  The strange man wants the one she has.  Spindrift goes looking for another and it almost gets her killed but she has a solution.  She also has friends, which is very important.

Me, I'd like to own a pair of wings that make you able to fly.  I wouldn't go high but I'd savor the sensation.  What about you?

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