Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Amelia Earhart: Lady Lindy (The Treasure Chest #8) by Ann Hood -NO

Hood, Ann Amelia Earhart: Lady Lindy (The Treasure Chest #8) 176 pgs. Grosset & Dunlap, 2014. $6.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG Violence: G.
Maisie and Felix use the Treasure Chest to travel back in time to the jungles of the Congo. Although they are trying to find someone, instead they find themselves in grave danger and leave their friends, the Ziff twins behind! Now the twins take off for Kansas, during the time when airplanes are first being shown off. They meet two little girls and encourage them to be brave and go for their dreams.  
Although I would love for this series to be a stand in for a more sophisticated Magic Tree house type of series, it’s a giant mess. There are a ton of characters, most of them really uninteresting. The parts about their parents love life are cringe worthy. The time travel and plot in this book made no sense. They start in the Congo, and its a really long drawn out thing referencing like 5 characters from past books. But this didn't really gel with the flight/Amelia Earhart plot. That portion of the book was also confusing and strange. This is the fourth book in this series I have read and I think I am done giving it a chance.

EL –NO Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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