Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Review: The Adventures of Maisie Voyager by Lucy Skye

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Title: The Adventure of Maisie Voyager
Author: Lucy Skye
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley
Published: 15th Feb 2012
ISBN: 978 1849052870

Rating: 3.5/5

I'm not sure if I like the cover on this or not, it's fairly basic but it does show you part of the storyline.

Maisie's parents are explorers - her Mum is an anthropologist and her Dad is an explorer. Maisie has had some adventures with her parents but is now staying with her Aunt Hetty, her Dads sister.

Aunt Hetty has been getting mysterious visits and several packages have been received from various locations around the UK.  Aunt Hetty is looking tired and has been working really hard.

Maisie's bravery during her adventure is courageous. She comes across really well, I liked that she cooked her own meals, although she comes up with some very unusual mixtures!  The author is very descriptive with the items around Maisie. 

My favourite quote from The Adventure of Maisie Voyager is..
"When I taste honey, it's as though a zillion bees are whizzing to the back of my head, buzzing around and behind my eyes.  It makes me want to open my eyes really, really wide. It's a bee party in my brain."

I found this to be a really pleasant read. It's full of adventure for children with a child super sleuth as the main character.

Book synopsis
Maisie Voyager used to explore the world with her parents. She now lives in a tall town house with Aunt Hetty, experiencing 'normal' life. But strangers start appearing, cryptic messages are left, and Aunt Hetty is kidnapped! Following a trail of clues that leads her to abandoned tin mines and a hunt for treasure, Maisie discovers that evil Dr Gallows and his gang have taken her family hostage and it's up to her to save them. Facing many challenges along the way including sinister strangers, cold dark tunnels and the colour purple, Maisie has a big adventure ahead of her with big decisions to make. This captivating novel is a great read and offers a positive heroine with a unique outlook on life that all children will relate to, especially children on the autism spectrum.

Source - many thanks to the publisher, a copy was received in return for an honest review.

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