My Review Of From The Magical Mind Of Mindy Munson By Nikki Benett
About the Book
Title: From the Magical Mind of Mindy Munson | Author: Nikki Bennett| Publication Date: June 26, 2014 | Publisher: Firedrake Books, LLC | Pages: 116 | Recommended Ages: 7 to 12
Summary: Every house has a history. This House has a mystery.
When the orphaned Munson kids move with their aunt to The House, Mindy Munson discovers strange creatures living there already. Ghosts. Dragons. Leprechauns. And a scary Thing lurking in the basement.
Mindy’s older sister Susie is determined to find out where these creatures came from and why they’re living in the Munson’s house. With the help of the next-door neighbors and an old lady named Mrs. Wemberley, Susie, Mindy and their brothers unravel The House’s amazing secrets. And along the way, they discover some incredible secrets about themselves.
My Review: I loved this book. Mindy has a great imagination. Is it only her imagination or are these creatures real? There are monsters and ghosts and spirits. Mindy is the one to see and actually know these creatures are there. Purple spider in the attic. The Thing in the basement. Abimal Snowman in the pump house. Mulberry Dragon. Ruby. These are just a few of the crazy creatures living in their yard. The thing they are afraid of is The Thing in the basement. These kids learn to deal with the tragic loss of their parents. Great book for ages 7 to 70.
My Bottom Line:From the Magical Mind of Mindy Munson is a wonderfully told story that features sympathetic and richly developed characters; evokes a roller coaster of emotions; and provides both amusing and poignant moments. While the underlying plot features a tragedy, the author deals with this by injecting magical elements and humor that will be enjoyed by children and their caregivers. I highly recommend this little gem especially as a read-aloud book to children ages 7 to 12. This has to be one of my favorite books this year.
About the Author: Nikki Bennett
Nikki Bennett is an author and world traveler currently living in Japan. She loves traveling, and incorporates all the culture and folklore she can from the countries she visits into her stories. Nikki has two books out right now. Her first book, FOUR FIENDS is a MG fantasy adventure and her book, MUKADE ISLAND is a YA adventure/fantasy (think Lord of the Flies meets LOST, it it was set on a different world!)