A few days ago, after celebrating my deceased mother's birthday, I had a flash of memory of her reading this book to me when I was younger. I loved it then, and I love it now! I'm fifteen, and I loved the aspects of time travel and magic. I finished this book in a day. It was exciting, suspenseful, and had me on my toes the whole time! This needs to be a fandom (if any of you parents can pick up on what I'm saying). I love this book. You probably will, too. Read it to your kids. Read it to yourself. This book is extremely memorable, much more than the Ivy and Bean series.
My 7 year old daughter and I have thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Barrow's Ivy and Bean series and were excited to find this book. It was excellent! It was interesting and original throughout and kept our attentions the entire way through. I don't know who enjoyed it more, myself or my daughter!
Loved this delightful little book! I'm an adult but this would appeal to the 10-13 year old group as well, I think. As a fan of Edward Eager and Elizabeth Enright, I'm always on the lookout for similar books - books that contain magic and a bit of mystery, and that take us back to our childhood days when anything is possible, fairies exist, and time travel is easily achieved! LOVED this book!!
I was having a hard time getting my daughter to read anything other than Ivy and Bean, she just keeps rereading them over and over and didn't want to try anything else she loved them so much. I bought her this and told her the same author wrote it. She loved it, and I loved that she read something more challenging.
I read this book after recommendation from my granddaughter, to be able to discuss it with her. It held my interest well enough, the time travel isn't crazy stuff, and so it was a pleasant book. I love to be able to have things to talk about with them in their down time reads. This will work out well.
We read this book because we love the Ivy and Bean series and were intrigued by the synopsis - we were not disappointed! My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this book! We loved it so much that we finished it in four short evenings. I don't want to say to much for fear that I would ruin some of the suspense, but this is a book that has a lot about what every girl dreams they had at some time or another - magic.
I choose this rating because it is such an amazing book. A little mature for grade 3 It should be for grade 4-6. I am in the sixth grade and this book to me made me feel that magic is real. I would totally recommend this book to anyone can't wait to get the next one.