Thursday, April 7, 2016

Anything but Ordinary Addie by Mara Rockliff - ADVISABLE

Rockliff, Mara  Anything but Ordinary Addie  Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno  Candlewick Press, 2016.  $17.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G  

Addie has always wanted to be dazzling.  She starts by being a prima ballerina and then she performed exciting tricks around Europe.  When she meets an equally exciting man named Alexander Herrmann she starts to get involved in magic shows.  They get married and the Herrmann’s have a troupe of magicians.  When Alexander unexpectedly dies, Addie carries on and becomes a famous female magician.  

This true story account of Adelaide Herrman the Queen of Magic is entertaining.  The illustrations are exciting and there is a lot to look at on each page spread.  The story is summarized with just the right amount of unusual details.  There is also extra information about Adelaide at the back of the book.  

EL (K-3)- ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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