Magic By the Book by Nina Bernstein
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
So much promise here that doesn't quite get fulfilled. The opening, with the magical book that leads to Sherwood Forrest and an adventure with Robin and his Merry Men, is wonderful. So is the namedropping of so many other books and authors who have written similar books (like the Narnia books, or E Nesbit). Even the second adventure in an entirely new world is fun. But the third, in the world of War and Peace doesn't fit at all. It's not a story MG readers will know and without that they'll be disappointed.