Monday, October 17, 2016

Amelia,The Venutons and the Golden Cage (Amelia's Amazing Space Adventures #2) by Evonne Blanchard

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Book Information
  • Series: Amelia's Amazing Space Adventures
  • Paperback: 62 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1523636718
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523636716

Synopsis: 'Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage,' is the second book in Amelia's Amazing Space Adventures; an exciting series set in outer space, for children ages 5-9.

Uglesnoo needs Amelia's help. His sister is very sick. The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune. With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest. More items are needed to buy the crystal. But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens. Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Curious as to how the adventure began? In the first book, 'Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,' Amelia opens a present. A present that's not a present. No, it's a friendly looking alien from the planet Pluto. Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon. Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia's help. His sister is very sick. Should Amelia venture into outer space?

Review: Although this is the second book in a series, it is easily read as a stand alone story. It would be a wonderful choice for young readers who want a book that is more challenging than a picture book, but who aren't quite ready for chapter books.

The illustrations are bright and colorful, bringing the story to life on each page. There is more text per page than on a simple picture book, but not so much that it would be overwhelming for the young reader.

The theme of this book makes it a great tool for nurturing a young child's interest in science or outer space. It could lead to discussions, research, and lots of learning. If I were still teaching kindergarten, I would definitely use this series as a lead in to a science lesson.

Rating: Five stars

About the author
 photo 8333906_zpso7pc0hvp.jpg Evonne Blanchard was born and raised in England. She has also studied and worked in England and France. She met her husband, an American, whilst they were both volunteering at a children's orphanage in Guatemala.

She resides in the North Shore (Boston, Massachusetts) with her husband and their two daughters, Lydia and Gwendolyn. Other additions to the household include a naughty dog called Lola, a lovely cat called Arthur, two hamsters (which they are careful to keep out of the cat's clutches) and lots of fish!

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace by Evonne Blanchard

Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage by Evonne Blanchard

These are the first two books in an exciting series of ten of, 'Amelia's Amazing Space Adventures,' set in outer space, for children ages 5-9.

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