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The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton

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A modern Mary Poppins in space.

In the middle of cosmic danger, the electrifying secret that Tilda Pinkerton, the magical hat maker, hides from the children she teaches - becomes her most miraculous gift, securing the safety of the planet she crashes on.


Somewhere out in the Sombrero Galaxy, Tilda Pinkerton–mystical maker of mysterious, magnificent, magical hats–is being h
Paperback, 272 pages
Published 2012 by Quiet Owl Books
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Nov 12, 2012 Mason rated it it was amazing
Children have a vivid imagination that can create worlds where none exist and make the obscure simple. Author Angela Shelton has also done this in her latest release, THE ADVENTURES OF TILDA PINKERTON.

This charming children’s fantasy takes readers on a journey that will have them laughing in no time. While written for youngsters, adults can delight in the whimsical tale as well.

Tilda Pinkerton is a mystical maker of magnificent hats that are both mysterious and magical. She takes an enormous fal
Rebecca Graf
Nov 12, 2012 Rebecca Graf rated it it was amazing
INCREDIBLE! WOW! AMAZING! I'd go on but I think you'd get tired of it but I also don't want you to think that I'm being overly promotional or something. I truly fell in love with The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton.

On a planet very far away, a small capsule crashes and Tilda Pinkerton finds herself in a predicament. She can't remember exactly why is there, what she was doing, or where she needs to be. While she makes a unique home for herself, her team of Light Jumpers fights against a dead
Paula Ratcliffe
This book was sent to me for a honest and fair review. The cover picture is beautiful to say the least. I love the vibrant colors that are in it.

The story begins with Tilda Pinkerton crash landing onto Ooleeoo where she resides for three years stranded. Tilda creates hats for people and teaches the children at school. The Mayor of Moodle is against everything to do with Tilda. He bans school and the hats. Because he thinks the people are acting too foolishly about them. He recruits those who are
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
This book had me smiling and laughing and remembering what is was like to be a kid and have all these fantastic ideas and adventures. It was wonderful to read something completely out of this world. The characters were unique and interesting, but the writing and the words made it for me. Angela Shelton starts off the novel with a side note talking about her fear of the dictionary, but maybe she’s hinting towards her obsession with words? Because she sure knows how to use them. With character’s n ...more
Carrie Ardoin
Nov 23, 2012 Carrie Ardoin rated it really liked it
Intergalactic traveler and explorer Tilda Pinkerton has just crash landed on the planet of Ooleeoo. Unfortunately she does not remember much more than her name--and certainly not the fact the the sinister Keeper of Darkness is after her and her magnificent powers.

The people of Moodle immediately take to sweet, smart Tilda and her ability to make magical hats. But, there are those in the town that would like to see Tilda gone. With her friendly French goldfish and toad who believes she is a cat,
Nov 20, 2012 Teddy rated it it was amazing
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I don't usually get wooed by a book cover. I think to myself oh that's a nice cover, but what's between it. I also rarely read fantasy, although I did as a child. Books like James and the Giant Peach has stayed with me all these years. Any way, I have to admit, I fell for the cover for The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton. I had to have it!

Boy, am I glad I fell for the cover! What's inside is so good. It captured my imagination and reminded me why I read fantasy books as a kid. I would certainly ra
Sep 17, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing
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I absolutely LOVED this book! It was fascinating, enthralling & engrossing. Amazingly imaginative story with flamboyantly charming characters. I expanded my own vocabulary through the authors artful use of words as character names (Dudgeon, Uranoscopy, Waftage, Felicificatires, etc). I am looking forward to the continuation of Tilda's adventures! Highly recommend to others! I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads
Kim Lampe
Magically story that has you exploring new, fun, amazing words and your own special talents.
Jan 01, 2013 Heather rated it liked it
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Okay, so this book was a bit awkward and slow in the beginning. And the sense of time passing wasn't communicated well. But I think smarter Middle Grade readers will enjoy reading this one. I couldn't help but thing of the Magic School Bus episodes and books I watched and read with my kids over the years. This reminded me of that a lot. (There were no buses involved.) But Tilda is like the wiser teacher that won't give you the answers but still teaches the kids a lot. There are words in this boo ...more
Sep 30, 2012 Shoshanah rated it really liked it
I'm not really sure with what genre to describe this book. It takes place on another planet in a different galaxy, but it doesn't really feel like science fiction. And it is in a fantasy world where cows eat chocolate grass to make chocolate milk, but it doesn't really feel like fantasy. I think because the theme of finding ones inner strength and being a good person are so universal, and the personalities and relationships felt so real, it's hard to pinpoint this as "make-beleive."

I think my bi
Cindy Hudson
Mar 25, 2013 Cindy Hudson rated it really liked it
Tilda Pinkerton lands on the planet of Ooleeoo with a bent light atop her head and no memory of who she is or where she comes from. But she does have a specific flair for making incredible hats that help the wearers bring out their talents. Unbeknownst to Tilda, she is a crucial player in a game of intergalactic warfare, with others of her kind fighting against the evil KOD, who sucks everything good into his black hole.

On Ooleeoo Tilda becomes beloved of children and adults alike, but her enemy
Nov 21, 2012 Kimberly rated it really liked it
If you pick this book up and manage to put it down without having sore ribs than I suggest you not pick up any more books ever. I loved Angela Shelton's Tilda Pinkerton novel. There was such an air of nostalgia to it that I couldn't help but remember what it was like to read with that child like wonder and carefree attitude.

Tilda Pinkerton reminded me so much of Mary Poppins and Nanny McPhee just because of the sheer outrageousness of her character. I honestly don't know when the last time I enj
Cassandra (The book & movie dimension blogger)
Tilda Pinkerton landing in another dimension is very surprising to members of Ooleeoo. Many soon become fond of her except Mayor Mudpie Melic, Karin Kainotophia, and Delilah Dudgeon who are provoked by KOD (The Keeper of darkness)’s insects to hate and mistrust the radiance of Tilda Pinkerton. Tilda crash-landing on Ooleeoo must remember quickly her lost memories before KOD destroys the galaxies entirely. Good thing far off in the Sombrero galaxy (Hat Galaxy) Randy Rogue is searching for Tilda t ...more
Apr 07, 2013 Mindy rated it it was amazing
Finally a character in a book that loves words as much as me. I love Tilda and her zany way of talking. I would have totally read this book out loud to my babies (although people always thought they had huge vocabularies already so maybe it’s best I didn’t. When my 17 month old told my sister that a particular food was “my absolute most favorite food” they asked her where she learned those words).

Anyway, back to the book, LOVED it. I thought the foreword where the author tells about her child
Kayla Eklund
Nov 18, 2012 Kayla Eklund rated it liked it
At first, The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton was confusing. I had no idea what the heck was going on. However, after a few chapters, the book became clearer to me. Then, I started to have fun reading it. The book was good after I got into it. I thought it was cool how the author had the definitions for some of the bigger words at the bottom of the page. Quite a few of the words I knew. The ones that I didn't know, I would have been lost i not for those definitions. I also thought it was creative ...more
Sep 01, 2013 Shanna rated it really liked it
This book is great for the whole family.
Kim Heimbuch
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Oct 26, 2012 Jenny rated it liked it
Much better suited for reading out loud to children but I enjoyed it. I really think kids will enjoy it too.
Lia Mack
Aug 31, 2012 Lia Mack rated it really liked it
my children really enjoyed this shared read :)
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