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QUICK NOTE...Update: 6/25/19

Still working through things. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and while the family is safe (pups, and parents), the house didn't fair as well. You'd think we'd be back in our home by now, since the disaster occurred October 2018, but nope. Things are very slow to progress towards normalcy...and every day presents a new headache/nightmare to deal with. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Reading BEFORE Wonderland: Alice's Magic Garden by Henry L. Herz

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
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Today, we're shining the spotlight on a NEW RELEASE title from author Henry L. Herz.  Recognize the name?  As you should, seeing as we've featured several of his past works right here on the site...but today's title in the spotlight introduces us to a character we're familiar with BEFORE a certain trip down the infamous rabbit hole...and let me tell you now, it was SO GOOD!  So, if you're ready, take a small bite of cookie and a big swig from the "DRINK ME" bottle, as we welcome...


by
Henry L. Herz
Illustrated by
Natalie Hoopes

About the book...
In this imaginative prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice finds herself at a gray, dreary boarding school that is decidedly up the rabbit hole. From the relentless clocks to the beastly students, Alice's world is void of color and cheer--until Alice finds a secret garden and begins tending its wilting inhabitants. When Alice's love touches an ordinary caterpillar, a lorry bird, and a white rabbit, magical things will happen--and that, as you know, is just the beginning of the story. Filled with literary allusions and clever nods to its classic roots, Alice's Magic Garden is a delightful prequel that begs an escape to the whimsy of Wonderland

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This was a wonderful imagining of little Alice's even younger days and shows us just how kindness, love, and understanding has the power to transform. Readers will be delighted with the abundance of illustrations depicting her black and gray world filling in with more color than the biggest rainbow, while cherishing the story that takes our fair leading lady from mere bystander to active participant in her happily ever after...no matter how wacky it may end up.  Familiar faces can be seen throughout, thus engaging even the most reluctant reader, and helping to introduce the next generation to the classic of old.



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About the author...

Henry L. Herz

Henry Herz writes fantasy and science fiction for children. He is represented by Deborah Warren of East/West Literary Agency.  [While being a prolific writer, Henry is also] a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). He participates in literature panels at a variety of conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon. Henry reviews children’s books for the San Francisco Book Review and the San Diego Book Review.


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Special thanks to author Henry Herz for the ebook for review.  (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, or his other works, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now via Familius, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to grab your copy today!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!




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