This is a weekly meme started by @marysimms72 on her brilliant Book Craic blog.
To take part, the steps to follow are:
- Post a picture of a front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
- Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence.
- Write three words to describe the book
- Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.
Author: M.G. Leonard
Illustrator: Júlia Sardà
Publisher: Chicken House Books
Favourite sentence from Page 11: This sentence so perfectly encapsulates the character of Uncle Max with whom the main protagonist, Darkus, goes to live following the disappearance of his father.
“He took off his safari hat, his hair springing up above his tanned scalp like a cloud of silver thoughts.”
This book in three words: Beetles – Adventure – Funny
I seem to be having an M.G.Leonard week on the blog, which is great because she has created two incredible series for MG readers. As any regular readers of my blog will know, I adore mystery adventures and I love books which pass on an author’s deep knowledge and passion for a subject wrapped up in an entertaining story. Beetle Boy provides both in abundance and in my opinion appeals to such a wide audience that I am reading it to my virtual library summer book club (with the kind permission of Chicken House) through our closed Google domain. My original review of Beetle Boy can be read here.