Monday, February 8, 2010

The Little Secret

The Little Secret
by Kate Saunders
juvenile fantasy adventure
231 pages
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2009, c2006

Jane's new best friend, Staffa, is definitely strange. Yet Staffa's mother is even more unusual. Nevertheless, Jane is excited when they invite her to spend summer vacation at their family castle. After a bizarre road trip they eventually arrive in a whole new world unlike anything Jane could have imagined. Everything centers around the box that Staffa's mother treasures and nearly worships. The big question soon becomes will Jane ever be able to return to her beloved family? Does she even want to return to life in The Boy Garden with her six rowdy brothers? This is a great fantasy adventure that also explores friendships and familial relationships.

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