THE KINDIE AWARD FOR “FAVOURITE MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL” GOES TO

FINDING SERENDIPITY
Written by Angelica Banks
Published by Henry Holt


From our review of Finding Serendipity:

“Angelica Banks (in fact a writing team, made up of Danielle Wood and Heather Rose) delivers a compelling plot with high stakes, complete with pirates, adventure, and magic. Banks draws the reader into the story through empathetic characters, and well written action sequences that propel the story forward. The pictorial accompaniment effectively captures a child’s point-of-view and imagination. All of this is punctuated by the wordplay employed by Tuesday’s family, often in couplets; this endearing practice provides a window into the essence of creativity: Spontaneity and fun.

Reading this book may very well change a young person’s perspective and expectation of the writing process, shifting it from work to play, perhaps even challenging them to try their hand at a story. If not, it will still provide a fantastical suspension of disbelief which will keep them occupied for a few hours, if they can put it down at all.”

 


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