Over The Seaby Sherwood Smith
Clair traveled about looking for girls who needed a home. She even came to Earth, where she found CJ, who did not fit. CJ found herself not only taken to another world
When Sherwood Smith was eight years old, a girl named Clair walked into her dreams, bringing hints of a world where girls could adventure, live on their own, and best of all, didn't have to grow up.
Clair traveled about looking for girls who needed a home. She even came to Earth, where she found CJ, who did not fit. CJ found herself not only taken to another world to live, but she became the princess -- Clair's "left hand splat." One of her jobs as princess was to write down their records. Another was to serve as leader for the girls when Clair was busy learning to become queen. The girls had jobs too, as they discovered villains who thought it their business to take a kingdom away from a mere girl. From the shadowy Kwenz, a powerful mage with a very wicked past, to the usurper Glotulae and her son Prince Jonnicake, who in their ridiculous way were just as determined to boot Clair out, there were plenty of chances for adventure. And mystery, like why did kids from other times and worlds show up every now and then?
These are the early stories -- how Clair found her gang of girls, and how "the M girls" developed the fine art of the Duel to the Pie.
- YA Angst
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- Product dimensions:
- 0.59(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 Years
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I recommend this book highly for those reading from the childrens section and for kids just moving up into YA. For everyone else, I recommend this book to get in touch with your inner child. Above all, the writing style and POV sounds like a kid, which it is supposed to be. CJ, a girl who doesn't feel like she fits on Earth, is found by Clair, a girl from the world of Sartorias-deles, and brought to live with a gang of girls who never grow up. The narrator, CJ, is a fun character and someone I'd love to be friends with. As she learns about the girls and their world, we learn with her. Soon they become embroiled in world politics, and their kids' view brings a fresh outlook to dangerous circumstances. Someone told me that this is the girl's answer to Peter Pan. And it is, but it's more than that. It's about growing up without aging, about finding a family of friends, about loyalty, adventure, and learning to have fun in even danger. It's about finding a world that fits you instead of being forced to fit the world you were born in. These are girls I would love to have as my gang of friends. Read the beginning of their story, as CJ begins the chronicles of their adventures.
As the above reviewer mentioned, this book is Peter Pan for girls. I agree, but it's more than that, too. It's about growing up without actually aging, about building a family of friends, about loyalty and adventure and learning to have fun even in danger. It's about finding a world that fits you instead of having to fit yourself to the world. CJ, the narrator, is a girl who doesn't fit into her world and is taken to the world of Sartorias-deles to becomes part of the family of the Mearsies Heili girls. This is the beginning of their story, and soon they are pushed into world politics, bringing new ideas with their kids' views. This is a group of friends I would love to have.
In a prequel of sorts to her awesome book 'Senrid' we learn the stories behind the Mearsies Heili girls. How they came to that world and what exciting adventures they get to have. CJ the main character is a young earth girl who just doesn't fit in. When she meets Clair and travels to the medieval like world of Sartorias-deles she finally finds her home amongst other girls who didn't fit in. It is a Peter Pan for girls story that will become a classic!