24 July 2010

The Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl; Daniel Pinkwater

Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered GirlAdventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Most of this book was quite enjoyable - the puns, silly people (a Professor of Classical Accounting who occasionally checks himself into a madhouse) and adventures made me smile. There were moments, however, when I felt that either the author was reaching for filler or that he was just plain reaching. I also wonder about some of his allusions: if a student were to research Poughkeepsie, based on this book, they'd be disappointed (his tale about Bannerman's Island, on the other hand, is a good introduction... minus the trolls).

Fans of this series will not want to miss this book, and if middle school students haven't yet found their way to Pinkwater's works, hand this to them!

ARC provided by publisher.

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