Reading and writing go hand in hand so we are thrilled to have established a partnership with Telling Tales Scorpio Bookshop's new store for young readers. Last week we held our second book review masterclass with Desna Wallace (librarian, author, tutor and book reviewer) guiding the process.
The team at Telling Tales welcomed us in and the students spent time reconnecting with old book friends and leaving recommendations for people visiting the shop. Each student left clutching a book on the promise that they will submit a review.
Back at Tūranga, we spent time reading, responding and beginning the review process. Here is the second review hot off the press!
The Magic MisFITS - The Fourth Suit
By Neil Patrick Harris
Published by Hardie Grant
Reviewed by Charlotte, Year 8
Come back to Mineral Wells for the fourth instalment in the Magic Misfits series by bestselling author, Neil Patrick Harris.
Ridley is always seen as impulsive and bossy by her friends, family and pretty much the entire public, but deep down she doubts herself. After the destruction caused by the villain Kalagan, the Misfits know they need to prepare for the final showdown.
In the Grand Finale of this thrilling series, Neil Patrick Harris pulls all his best tricks out the hat to draw you in. I think this book has just the right balance between magic, mystery, and danger. Harris has the power to hook you in with his humour, then let you go out with a few new skills, as throughout this book he teaches and explains new magic tricks. So prepare for a well-rounded ride in this magical one-of-a-kind book, recommended for ages 8-14.
Thanks to Telling Tales for supplying our young reader/writers with fabulous books to work from. This review will also appear on a postcard in store.
We appreciate the support from Creative Communities Christchurch and Christchurch Libraries for our masterclasses.
(c) Write On and Charlotte 2022