AUTHOR: Celine Rose Mariotti
NARRATOR: Victoria Phelps
ABOUT THE BOOK
Bobby MacAllister and Noel Simpson are cousins, who visit their Uncle Eb in Maine for the summer. There they embark on an adventure to discover the story of their ancestors and the secrets of the ghost, Olivia, who stays in the house. Together, with family friends and partners from the town, they uncover the truth of a long lost love story.
Olivia MacAllister, Who Are You? is a fun fiction chapter book for children aged 7 to 10. Will you be inspired to learn about your ancestors’ past like Bobby and Noel?
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I chose to listen to this book after receiving a free audio copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Bobby and Olivia are cousins who are visiting Uncle Eb for the summer. The house he lives in has been in the family for many years. When they meet the ghost Olivia, they’re intrigued rather than scared. They decide to learn more about her then decide that they want to help her. Will they succeed in helping Olivia to move on? What secrets will be revealed? How many more ghosts are in the old house?
Olivia MacAllister, Who Are You? is a good ghost story for children to listen to or read. Even though ghosts are involved, they’re nice ghosts, so it’s not a story that will keep children up at night. There’s also part of the story that touches on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War era.
The narrator did a good job with pace and timing. There were a few times when she didn’t change voices. For example, once when a grownup was talking, the voice didn’t change when Bobby started talking.
I recommend Olivia MacAllister, Who Are You? for children who enjoy stories that are mysteries or are about ghosts.