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The Drift House by Dale Peck
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May 29, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 2011, audio, tweens
Recommended for: young tweens
Read from May 29 to July 03, 2011

Audio. I'm continuously searching for that Potter-fantasy replacement. This is not it. The backseat crowed liked it more than me but just by a little. It started out really strong and enticing. Three siblings must leave New York City immediately following 9/11 in order to be safe. I was excited to find a youth book willing to use 9/11 as the backdrop. But that was as far as that story line went. They go to Canada to hang out with their Uncle Farley who lives at Drift House, a house which leaves Canada and spends time in the Sea of Time. Pirates, mermaids, do-do birds, talking parrots named after dead presidents and a crazy story ensues. It is an adventure and was entertaining. However, there was so much going on: the setting, 3 separate children sharing the status as main characters that the story line got a bit muddled.

If you like fantasy worlds with Earth Children AND you are 11 and under, you may like this book.
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