AUTHOR = CHRIS COLUMBUS & NED VIZZINI
GENRE = ACTION, ADVENTURE, FANTASY, ROMANCE, FAMILY
INTEREST LEVEL = YEARS 7-8
Action packed from go to whoa, this is a great book with an inventive plot. The Walker family, including three children (Cordelia, Brendan and Eleanor) have just moved into Kristoff House. An amazing old house, it soon becomes apparent that there are powerful forces of magic at work and before long the three children are thrown into a dangerous adventure. They must battle pirates, ogres and a wicked witch before they can find their way home. The Walker children realise that they must work together and use each of their strengths if they are to survive. …. And the hero of the hour may be somewhat unexpected!.
This is a wonderful story about the power of books, the power of words and the power of wishes. There is a lot of humour in the sibling rivalry and bickering and even a touch of romance to add a bit of spice. All in all, a very entertaining first book in what promises to be an exciting series.
Recommended (dma) ****