Saturday, June 27, 2015

Clover Twig and the Perilous Path by Kate Umansky - OPTIONAL

Umansky, Kate Clover Twig and the Perilous Path, 249 pgs.  Roaring Brook Press, 2012.  $16.99.  Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G;  

The sequel to Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage finds Clover once again caring for a witch named Mrs. Eckles.  Not far into the story however, Clover must bravely voyage down the Perilous Path to save her little brother and foil the plans of the wicked Mesmeranza.  

Without having read the first installment, the reader could enjoy the adventures of this clever heroine.  There are several subplots to keep track of, which at times slows the pace of the main action.  The resolution was unexpected, although somewhat anticlimactic.  Overall, a clever, quirky story with a delightful sense of humor.  

EL - OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Joy

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