Schroeder, Lisa The Girl in the Tower, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli, 246 pages. Henry Holt (Macmillan), 2016. $16.99. Language: G (0 swears, 0 "f"); Mature Content: G; Violence: G;
Violet is a beautiful girl named for her beautiful eyes. She and her mother were locked away in a tower because of Queen Bogdana, her quest for beauty, and the ingredients for a beauty spell. The kingdom's kind-hearted gardener, George, tried to make things as happy as he possibly could by growing a secret garden for Violet. Hummingbirds visited Violet in her garden, and they communicated in a way no one else could.
This magical story is one I couldn't put down! Any Rapunzel-loving reader will fall in love with this enchanting tale within the first few pages. Enjoy this story with lots of twists and turns as you follow Violet on her courageous journey of bravery and wisdom.
EL - ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Amy, Elementary Teacher.