Monday, July 28, 2014

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy and a GIVEAWAY

I'm back today with a new Marvelous Middle Grade Monday pick. AND I have my gently read ARC I'm offering as a giveaway! Stay tuned to the end for a rafflecopter entry form.

by: Karen Foxlee
Alfred A. Knopf 2014

From Goodreads:
Unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help.

As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested. Along the way she learns more and more about the boy's own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world.

A story within a story, this a modern day fairytale is about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up.

Quite an interesting book, and unlike any I have read for a while. I'm not a huge fan of fantasy, but this, while it is definitely fantasy, does fall more into the fairy tale type of story. Ophelia is a strong heroine, and I enjoyed getting to see her grow throughout the book. For writers, this book is a great read for description and imagery without the excess words that many authors include. At times, I almost wished for more, but realize that would have changed the beauty of the language. Definitely a book for all middle graders, both boys and girls.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Here's the entry form to try and win my gently read ARC. Only US residents, please.

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