I adore pretty much anything that involves music. And how could we possibly explain the miraculous events that had transpired? The book takes place in the early 1900s in northeastern U. But a mysterious family curse still haunts Lucy. A curious crowd began to form about the reader, not ten feet from where we sat. Walter folded the paper as the tavern maid approached with our tray of steaming fare.
The man wore a pair of wooden signs that hung around his neck, sandwiching him front and back. This novel is a hymn to courage, with a tempo that turns the pages, a rhythm that stirs the spirit. Considering the sheer volume of unanswered questions by the end of the book, I assume it's the first in a series I am hoping for it to be, anyway, and for the series to be as moving as the Gregor the Overlander series was for me. At least not in this volume although the writer does seem to be setting up for a series, which I am not opposed to. However, I read this book unaware that it was going to be part of a series, so the lack of resolution to so many questions caught me rather unprepared and left me a little unsettled. I did like the magic angle, but the denouement was ridiculously outlandish. Instead, another woman comes to her aid, someone who is at times compared to a siren.
I did enjoy this story overall. Book 2 of a trilogy. Brilliant beyond her years, she is an easy characte In the vein of a Lemony Snicket novel, The Voyage of Lucy P. I decided though, that since it's a middle grade read I could probably follow along fairly well. The story jumps right into the action with the tragic death of Lucy's parents and continues to keep a steady pace throughout the entire book. This all leads to evil Uncle arriving to oversee Lucy until she is eighteen years old.
The story takes place in the 1906, and I love the time period! Magical, endearing and just a very good read overall! I also felt as if the magic and the flute could have been much better explained. When her evil uncle tries to steal her house this magic comes in very handy, transforming the house into an actual houseboat. I can not wait for the next book that will happen. With a crew and the ocean as her new home, she heads out to Australia. Considering the sheer volume of unanswered questions by the end of the book, I assume it's the first in a series I am hoping for it to be, anyway, and for the series to be as moving as the Gregor the Overlander series was for me. Strengths: This was a fun read with a good cover; it reminded me a tiny bit of A Drowned Maiden's Hair for some reason.
I didn't know when I read it that it was apparently a series. She is really caring for the three children of the man Lucy's father rescued. This one is a little bit fantasy, a little historical and a lot of action. Marni started hanging around right after Lucy's parents were drowned. L ucy at Sea is a thrilling, satisfying adventure story with danger, magic, and a little romance. So, of course when The Voyage Of Lucy P. .
Or do I not get it? On the one hand, I think some of it is very beautiful. Meanwhile, odd magic is going on. Now her home is the ocean, and her family is her ragtag crew. This is an ok middle grade read, not one that I will rush to recommend to my students. Addie sank back in her chair. Walter removed the cap from his dark straight hair and handed it to me. I initially thought the book would be about Lucy finding the words to the song that was mentioned so many times as not having any lyrics.
The only other students at the school are three children desperately trying to avoid their drunken father, known as the Brute. Why was the magic there? Now her home is the ocean, and her family is a ragtag crew. Probably because the cover looked cool and I was slightly interested in the description. Puggsley, also makes her feel a little better. It just didn't click with me, despite having many elements that I enjoy.
Who is the mysterious Siren? In addition to the magical elements, I really enjoyed the mundane natural elements of the story. Brilliant beyond her years, she is an easy character to fall in love with. Now her home is the ocean, and her family is a ragtag crew. Before they set sail from Boston, Lucy and another child are almost kidnapped; scenes where they're grabbed and try to fight off their attackers can be scary. It was a loud, rough-and-tumble establishment, with tables full of mariners and crewmen eating their fill.