February 7, 2009

Review: The Witches of Belknap County by Michael Sullivan


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Fifth grader Escapade Johnson and his friends are spending a leisurely afternoon in the Sanbornton Public Library. Escapade is looking for books on mountain climbing, Melinda is browsing the biology section, Benny is checking out magazines, Marjorie is spinning a rack of paperbacks, Cherilyn and Katrina were giggling over brightly colored books and his other friends Davy and Jimmy are just being their obnoxious selves. When Cherilyn gathers the group around a table and shows them her books, they are all skeptical about the subject… witchcraft. That is until the Witches of Belknap County enter the library.

They are three old ladies who are said to be witches and the next thing you know Escapade and his friends are sent on a mission. They are to follow the ladies around the library to get confirmation that they are witches by finding out which books they are reading.

When that fails the group agrees to meet the next night to finally get their proof by sneaking around the ladies house but when they end up inside the house and it seems they have all the proof they need.

This is the third book on the Escapade Johnson series and I loved it as much as the other two books. Sullivan knows exactly what will capture a young reader’s imagination with Escapade and his friends. There is enough suspense and action to keep young readers turning the pages and a delightful story that also teaches a very important message about judging people before getting to know them. I highly recommend this book and the whole series for your kids.

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2 comments :

J. Kaye said...

I bet Nona would just love this book! Thanks for the review. :)

Ladytink_534 said...

With a name like Escapade you just know he's going to be getting into trouble lol! Sounds like a great series.