Monday, June 8, 2009

The Cabinet of Wonders, by Marie Rutkoski

*Ms. Claire's note: we hope that great book reviews like this will continue to trickle in during the summer! Students (and parents), if you read something you like, write something about it and send it to me - I'll put it on the blog for everybody to appreciate.

The Cabinet of Wonders, by Marie Rutkoski
Genre: Fantasy
Review by Maria, Grade 4, Ms. Weddle's class

I read a book called The Cabinet of Wonders. It is about a girl named Petra Kronos. She lives a simple, happy life. But it is not ordinary at all. Her pet, Astrophil, is a tin spider who gives her advice. One day, her father is called by the prince of Bohemia to build a very special clock. However, he returns home without his eyes! The Prince has stolen them. Petra decides to secretly go to Prague alone, destroy the dangerous powers of the clock and steal her father's eyes back. She makes friends with Neel and Iris who help her. Will Petra ever get her "normal" life back like her father?

This book is full of magic, fun, and heroism! Five stars!

Thanks to Mrs. Dalloway's Books at 2904 College Ave for their generous donations of review copies to our intrepid readers! Look for more reviews coming soon, and please support the community independent booksellers who are supporting our Emerson community!

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