Fiction Book Review for ‘Amelia, the Moochins, and the Sapphire Palace’ by Evonne Blanchard
About the Book
Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help. His sister is very sick. The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune. With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest. More items are needed to buy the crystal. But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens. Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?
DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.
About the Author
Evonne Blanchard was born and raised in England. She has also studied and worked in France. She met her husband, an American physician, whilst they were both volunteering at a children's orphanage in Guatemala. She resides in the North Shore (Boston, Massachusetts) with her husband and their two daughters, Lydia and Gwendolyn. Other additions to the household include a naughty dog called Lola, a lovely cat called Arthur, two hamsters (which they are careful to keep out of the cat's clutches) and lots of fish! 'Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,' is the first book in a series of ten of, 'Amelia's Amazing Space Adventures.'
My Review – Melissa B.
5 out of 5 stars
This is a great book for kids. It's imaginative and fun. Kids ill have fun following Amelia and Uglesnoo on their quest to help Uglesnoo’s sister. The pictures are good and work well with the text. Kids will enjoy reading on their own or having it read to them by their parents. And since it is part of a series, there will be multiple books for kids to read.Children’s Book Review of Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace by Evonne Blanchard
MY REVIEW – Laura M.
5 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book. The plot is fun and imaginative. I also like how the author includes the solar system in the story, giving it an educational aspect as well. The illustrations in the book are bright and really bring the story to life. This is a great book for parents to read aloud to their kids or for older readers to read on their own. Being the first book of a series, readers are sure to enjoy Amelia and Uglesnoo’s intergalactic adventures.
MY REVIEW - Amy O.
4 out of 5 stars
This is an engaging, fast-paced children’s story that’s sure to hold the attention of young children transitioning from picture books to chapter books. Amelia is a realistic and compassionate young girl—a great role model for her readers—and the illustrations in the book are modern and colorful. I love that it introduces readers to the basics of the solar system in an imaginative manner. I thought the font of the book was a little stiff for a children’s story, but overall this was a unique and well-written narrative.
MY REVIEW ⎜ - Sydney
5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book! The illustrations are bright and detailed, filling in any gaps in the narrative. The writing is clear and the plot is engaging, introducing a relatable main character and her animated birthday present. Uglesnoo is the friendly alien kids will want to meet! Not only is this book imaginative and full of adventure, it also has an educational aspect for younger readers. Children will learn about the solar system as Amelia and her new friend travel the galaxy. Reading this series will also allow kids to see that sometimes, the best adventures lie outside their comfort zone.