Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Weekly Book Review ~ March 21, 2018

The Tukor’s Journey

By Jeannine Kellogg (Author)

Siblings Mitch, Tony, and Jovi discover that mysterious creatures called Grezniks are close to achieving their mission: blowing up Earth and shattering Life to bits. Over the centuries, Grezniks have nearly succeeded many times. But each time, their efforts have been foiled by Tukors and their allies. Now, Grezniks are closer than ever before, and no one knows if any Tukors are left in the world to stop them. The Tukor’s Journey is an epic action adventure. Chock-full of faraway lands. Volcanoes. Mountains. Tundra. Tropical forests. Raging rivers. Steamy geysers. Farms. Big cities. Tractors flying at the speed of sound. Blue stones that defy the laws of physics. And lots of real-life creatures. And Grezniks. Vicious. Deadly. Unfathomable strength and speed. Seeping through the world unseen slippery, crawly, swift. Soon they’ll be ready to blow up Earth into tiny pieces. Three children are unexpectedly invited to help defeat the Grezniks, but will they have the courage to join the battle?
An outstanding read, that takes you to actual places around the world and introduces you to rare animals, while you journey with three children and some scary mythological beings.’
The story twists and turns and you get absorbed in the journey. This a book that when you start reading is hard to put down until one has finished it.

 

Publish Date: March 20, 2018, ~ Available from http://www.amazon.com,
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Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book review of the week ~ April 10th, 2016

The Lie Tree

by Frances Hardinge (Author)

Release date: April 19, 2016

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 Read this thought-provoking, critically acclaimed novel from Frances Hardinge, winner of the Costa Book of the Year and Costa Children’s Book Awards

 Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy—a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. She knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal. And she knows, when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, that he was murdered.

In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father’s possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, delivers a hidden truth. The tree might hold the key to her father’s murder—or it may lure the murderer directly to Faith herself. Frances Hardinge is the author of many acclaimed novels, including Cuckoo Song, which earned five starred reviews.

**STARRED REVIEW** “Hardinge, who can turn a phrase like no other, melds a haunting historical mystery with a sharp observation on the dangers of suppressing the thirst for knowledge, and leaves readers to wonder where science ends and fantasy begins… Smart, feminist, and shadowy, Hardinge’s talents are on full display here.”

(School Library Journal)

**STARRED REVIEW** “Hardinge’s characteristically rich writing is on full display—alternately excoriating, haunting, and darkly funny—and the novel also features complex, many-sided characters and a clear-eyed examination of the deep sexism of the period, which trapped even the most intelligent women in roles as restrictive as their corsets.”

(Publisher’s Weekly)

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