Saturday, August 21, 2010

Book Review - Hurricane Mia: A Caribbean Adventure

Author: Donna Marie Seim
Illustrator: Susan Spellman
Publisher: Peapod Press
Release Date: June 15, 2010
Ages: 8-12
Rating: 4 Stars

Mia's entire summer is ruined! First, she learns that her mom is sick. Then, she and her younger brother Jack are whisked away to their grandparents' home on a remote island in the Caribbean. Mia is furious until she meets Neisha, an island girl, who tells her about "the tea that cures everything." Will Mia be able to find the tea? Will it cure her mom? And will it prove to be her plane ticket back home? Join Mia on an incredible adventure, where she sails the high seas, meets wild donkeys, explores uninhabited islands, and searches for a magical tea.

Hurricane Mia is a cute adventure story for middle grades. At 150 pages this book is perfect for the child who has recently transitioned to chapter books.

Mia is not thrilled to be spending the summer on a small island in the Caribbean where there is nothing to do. Mia sets of on an adventure to track down "the tea that cures everything" in hopes of curing her sick mother. But as is the case with most adventures things don't always go according to plan.

The book includes a glossary, party ideas and discussion questions at the end.
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