This is one of the huge mass of books coming out in the for-kids-and-sort-of-like-Harry-Potter genre — I’ve always liked those & had fun reading them, so figured it’d be a fun book for our vacation. This particular book is notable in that it features a heroine instead of a boy, and is a story that a father made up to tell his daughters each night, in a serial style. It also has really terrific cover art.
But that’s the best thing about the book. The story is boring & predictable; the characters are flat. Not a great book at all. Published by Scholastic, the publishers of the Harry Potter series — just trying to cash in, I’d say.