Sunday, 26 January 2014

See-Saw Marjorie Stork by Jo Owen (Children's, 7 years +, 7/10E)

Winter 2013, 30 pages, ebook, Review copy

Summary from Amazon (I don't benefit by mentioning them) 
Even a Royal Baby needs a Stork; but what happens when there’s a Cuckoo in the nest?

Marjorie has to act, and act quickly, or the new Baby Prince may lose his inheritance and the Crown.

The Cunning Cuckoo plots to move into the Palace and the mindless Magpie wants to steal the Crown Jewels.

Can Marjorie scupper their plans or will the ravenous Raven get in her way?

Nayuleska's thoughts 
I loved the set up for the story, how everything was explained with good humour liberally tossed about, There's a fair amount of mischief for Marjorie to counter, but sadly this was where the plot felt rushed. With such a detailed build up I was surprised at how little time was spent on the secret mission. It felt like an important and significant chunk of the story was missing, the flow was rough which is a shame because the rest of the story is strong, funny and all in all enticing.
Suggested read
For more adventure check out Secret Kingdom: Enchanted Palace by Rosie Banks (Children's, 7 years +, 10/10E)

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