The Gulliver Giant by Thomas Kingsley Troupe
If you are looking for a great adventure book geared towards children’s chapter book readers-like 3rd-4th grade-this is a really fun series. With simple yet descriptive language, enough illustrations to lend some interest without seeming like a picture book, the Midnight Library series is a page turning adventure through classic literature.
Every Saturday at exactly 12:00, the inside of Sir Mitchell NIghtingale City Library transforms into a book from the shelves. Time stands still and only the Librarian Javier and his pages Baru, Jordan, Kelly, and Cal are aware of the changes.
After staying up way too late playing video games, Jordan quickly falls asleep in the children’s section while shelving books and misses the clock chiming twelve o’clock. When she wakes up, she is tied to the ground and surrounded by the Lilliputians from Gulliver’s Travels. Jordan will need the help of her friends to help save the little people from a giant monkey and get back to the Library without anyone getting hurt.
This is a fun way to introduce the classics to kids. The book has plenty of action to keep the story moving and the illustrations are great. While it’s part of a series, it reads very well as a stand-alone. I loved how the kids know the Library is going to transform and the kids still go every Saturday. Well, I would continue to go too. And I do-I think my Library is magical and this series is now on order so my little Patrons can fall in love with it too.
Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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