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.
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
From the Magical Mind of Mindy Munson is a children’s book that deals with some serious issues in a creative way. It is well written and easy for young readers to follow.
The Munson children lost their parents in an accident 3 years ago. Using this event, Nikki Bennett does a good job of showing how different people deal with grief from the same event in different ways. Susie, the oldest Munson and the narrator, feels responsible for the other children and is resistant to change. Tucker has anger issues. The twins, Mindy and Jesse, have a special bond as many twins do but Mindy hasn’t spoken since the day of accident – except to Jesse. Despite their issues, they are all good kids.
What makes this book intriguing for children is Mindy. According to her, there are other creatures in their house and yard that adults, and even older children, can’t see. Her brothers and sister believe her without question. An adult, of course would think she just has an overactive imagination. As the story continues, however, even an adult would have to start to believe that maybe, just maybe, it’s not just Mindy’s imagination.
From the Mind of Mindy Munson is a delightful children’s book that will stimulate the imagination while showing that happiness can be found even after a terrible loss.
About the Author
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!)
Find out all about Nikki’s books at www.worldofnikki.com
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