Children’s Book Committee – September Pick
by Judith Russell
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016)
In Victorian England, murder, a nefarious professor, and a magical bottle turn Stella’s boring life with three eccentric aunts topsy-turvy. Ink and digital drawings.
Our Young Reviewer says:
This book is special because of the many plot twists that take place throughout the story. My favorite aspect of this book ties greatly into what makes it unique. I like the way the author puts a lull in the excitement right before an important event like the main character discovering a new piece of information or the criminal being apprehended.
There are illustrations scattered throughout this story. I greatly enjoyed them. When they appeared it was to emphasize critical or key points. They also helped me imagine the vague points.
– Sirena, 12, Jeffersonville, VT
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