Summers in Portland and Seattle are beautiful and GREEN. Time to play some backyard soccer, hit around a tennis ball, and bike with friends. Might even bike to a bookstore – there are many – and get a refreshing smoothie or a sour lemonade. Look over the books, choose a couple good ones, get comfortable, and spend a few hours reading before heading back home. Eli from Seattle and Portland, who spent the winter in Mexico, recommends:
Title: THE MAGIC THIEF
Author: Sarah Prineas
Illustrator: Antonio Javier Caparo
Why this book? This was the best book I read in third grade. Actually our teacher read it out loud to the whole class. We all thought it was great – and very funny.
Why did you enjoy this book?
An orphan boy who lives on the street gets money and things to sell by being a pick-pocket. Then one time he pick-pockets a magician. Not a good idea. That is the beginning of lots of “magic” problems! L You will never guess how the story ends!
The very good news – after you read THE MAGIC THIEF you will want to read more and there are two more books in the series. And more good news from the author Sarah Prineas:
“My first novel, The Magic Thief, was published by HarperCollins in June 2008 and by a bunch of other publishers around the world. The next book in the series, The Magic Thief: Lost, came out in May 2009, and the third, The Magic Thief: Found, was published in spring 2010. My next book from HarperCollins was Winterling (2012), followed by two sequels!”
And HERE is an “educational” fun booktrailer to view.
A whole summer of fantasy to enjoy!! Please comment with recommendations of your favorite fantasy books.