Monday, December 12, 2011
Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: Most Wanted
Interested in ancient history? The civilizations of Greece or Rome or Egypt? Then you'll enjoy this tautly written tale.
From the flap copy: While making his daily deliveries, a baker's son suddenly finds himself holding a stallion's golden lead. Soon the boy discovers that this isn't just any horse. It's the most powerful creature in all of Rome. What will the mad Emperor do if he finds the boy with his prized horse? Cut off his head? Or worse?
As you can see, this is a plot-driven story. Cleanly written, it moves fast and also has some energetic artwork that really works well with the narrative. It would be perfect for a 2-4th grader who enjoys action, horses, and history.
The author, Kate Thompson, lives in Ireland and is a prolific writer. I enjoyed my visit to her website.
Have a marvelous middle grade Monday, everyone!!