Poppy Mayberry, The Monday
by Jennie K. Brown
presented by Tantrum Books!
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What if your teacher could read your mind just because she was born on a Thursday? Or the kid next to you in class could turn back the clock just because he was a ‘Wednesday”? In the quirky town of Nova, all of this is normal, but one thing is not—Poppy Mayberry. As an almost-eleven-year-old Monday, she should be able to pass notes in class or brush her dog, Pickle, without lifting a finger. But her Monday telekinesis still has some kinks, and that plate of spaghetti she’s passing may just end up on someone’s head. And if that’s not hard enough, practically perfect Ellie Preston is out to get her, and Principal Wible wants to send her to remedial summer school to work on her powers! It’s enough to make a girl want to disappear…if only she were a Friday.
Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K. Brown
Publication Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Tantrum Books
My Review of Poppy Mayberry, The Monday
Poppy Mayberry, The Monday is an adorable Middle Grade book that is filled with magic and fun. In Poppy’s town, the day you’re born on determines the magical ability you will have. I was born on a Sunday….sadly that means I have no magical abilities. If I had to pick one of the abilities to have, I am pretty sure I’d want the ability to teleport. I could go to Disney World any time!
Well, poor Poppy’s Monday powers aren’t working as well as they should be, so she’s got to go to summer school. Unfortunately, her school enemy has to go to summer school too! At summer school, they realize that things aren’t as they seem nor is their friendship what they thought.
You and your young reader will love this book. The characters are really well written, and it is easy to imagine that their school adventures are real. The plot moves quickly, and it is full of excitement and magic that your child will love. You can read an excerpt here. I highly recommend this book!
Jennie K. Brown is a high school English teacher by day, freelance magazine writer by night, and middle grade/young adult author by late-night and weekend. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Jennie can be found reading a good book, traveling, or spending time with her awesome husband, amazing son and super-spoiled Yorkie. In 2010, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) named Jennie the Pennsylvania English teacher of excellence, and she currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Council for Teachers of English and Language Arts (PCTELA). She is also an active member of SCBWI, NCTE and ALAN.