Hot off the Press! New educational fantasy book series for middle-grade readers!
Join Sue, an adopted girl from China, and her dog Guinness as they set out oIn mysterious adventures in California. With the help of a jeweled dog collar, Sue and Guinness are instantly transported to new destinations, and things that seemed impossible become possible.
What are the Mysteries of the Attic Trunk?
In the second book of the series, Sue and Guinness head to the magical islands of Hawaii. What are the legends of Hawaii trying to tell her? As she encounters many mystical adventures, she gets closer to finding out the truth. Unbeknownst to her, there are those around her who don't want the hidden secrets revealed.
In the third book of the series, Sue and Guinness are sent to New York. She learns more about who she is and what powers she may have. As she journeys in New York, her abilities are tested and a shocking family connection is discovered.
The kids liked learning about the different states and said that it is definitely a good read to learn about a place you plan to visit. They said it was fast paced and easy to get into the story with Sue.
Here is my adult/educator perspective: From the moment you start to read the book, the reader is drawn into the adventure with Sue and Guiness. The author has cleverly isolated the adventure yet maintained the connection to the real world with parents, aunties and other adults. The family connection to Grandma through the trunk reminds the reader of the importance of family, tradition and culture; even the aunty and uncle who seemed to be the antogonists had cultural contributions. As a Nataive Hawaiian I appreciated how the author was able to weave the magic into authentic culture respectfully.
If you like mysteries and travel, and a bit of magic, then you'll love Sue & Guinness Adventures: Mysteries of the Attic Trunk in New York.
Sue and her faithful and clever dog Guinness travel to the Big Apple to search for hidden objects that her grandmother left for her to find. Following clues that require Sue to use logic and intuition, she makes her way around locations, such as Central Park and Times Square, to solve the mysteries. The story is tied to its geographic location and is intended to engage the reader as Sue explores the clues she has to go on. You'll really enjoy gathering hidden information with her and her pup, going on this journey with them.
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