Alice Parker is back in another all-new adventure! Now that her parents know that she, her brother Thomas, and Grandpa are Finwips (Fully Integrated Winged Person/People), Alice thinks that she doesn’t have to worry about a thing now. Of course, since she is a Parker, she’s wrong. When the Parker’s go to London for a concert that Alice (and her friend’s sister) will play in, the new Sinwip (evil Finwips) leader, Fabian, and Isabella Rowbottom (cousin of the sinister Sinwip, Hugh) suddenly think that Alice must be killed or kidnapped. But, of course, Alice Parker has a plan…
The Alice Parker series has become one of my favorites. I think Ms. Palmer combines great adventure with great writing for kids. This was a great book! I love the new adventure Alice gets caught up in! Alice is still the great heroine as always and I really like Thomas’ humor. The new villains are really cool characters too because of their Sinwip powers! I like Fabian’s Sinwip power (he can turn into a pigeon) a lot because it would be one I would like to have (okay maybe not a pigeon but another animal that can fly;) ). The book really keeps you on the edge of your seat! I think kids 10+ would like this book!
Roland knew he had it in for him when his grandfather, Angus, and his best friend, Dulsie, broke him out of jail. His dad is the chief of police (and the only policeman in town) and had made Roland sleep there on his 14th birthday so he could keep an eye on him. Well, Angus, Dulsie, and Roland go and cut down a lady’s ugly laundry pole so they could throw it across town like a caber (Angus is Scottish). Roland’s Mom, the mayor, decides that this is the last straw and decides to move to Ottawa with Roland. Roland, wanting to stay, thinks up a great plan to keep business blooming in the small town of Deeper Harbor – to create a sea monster! Which seems like an awesome idea… at first.
I really like the uniqueness and quirkiness of this book. I like how they build the sea monster. It was pretty cool. I really like Angus. He’s a cool, kilt-wearing, adventurous old guy. 🙂 The characters in the book were just awesome! I would love to live in Deeper Harbor! The story and setting were great, although, I didn’t really like the ending mostly because it was kind of sad and I like happy endings. The ending made it feel like the whole adventure was for nothing. This book is definitely going on my bookshelf because I am sure I will read it again. I think kids 10+ would enjoy this book!