Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tween Tuesday: Horns and Wrinkles

by Joseph Helgerson
Recommended ages 8-12
Rating: 9/10 stars

After last week's review of a folksy tale gone sci-fi, this week we have pure, unadulterated whimsy. The folks of Blue Wing, Minnesota know that there is magic along their stretch of the Mississippi - but in general they try not to talk about it much when things go 'rivery.' When Claire's cousin, Duke, starts growing a rhino's horn instead of a nose, and his parents turn to stone, Claire is unable to resist trying to help. Filled to the brim with trolls (both river and rock), fairies, shooting stars and helpful muskrats, this tale is chock full of unique and hilarious creatures. I absolutely loved it!

1 comment:

  1. I love the cover-I'm sold right there. But I love that you said "unadulterated whimsy" I want the book now!:)