Penelope Gilbert and the Children of Azure

Penelope Gilbert and the Children of Azure

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621355854
Publisher: Astraea Press
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Series: Penelope Gilbert , #1
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 1,249,672
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Emily Steward spent the better part of her childhood dressed as a ninja and trying to convince others to call her 'Ace.' When she wasn't saving the world from evil samurai, she could usually be found in the branches of a tree reading a good book. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three daughters, and dog Bentley. Though she seldom dresses as a ninja now, her adventurous spirit remains as does her love of tree climbing and reading good books.

Chad Steward is an elementary school teacher with a passion for art. He has been drawing most of his life, and dabbled in many different types of mediums. In his teen years, he became really angsty and only drew anime characters with cool-guy poses. In his later years, he diversified and began developing his talent as a graphic artist. Chad also loves llamas and alpacas. When he is not drawing, he's dreaming of petting their delightful fur.

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Penelope Gilbert and the Children of Azure 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Penelope Gilbert is a great heroine - relatable, smart, and funny. Kids and parents are both sure to love her. This book is a fun children's read that I would recommend for any classroom or school library. The tone of the book is just right, with no talking down to the reader or boring narration that kids will want to skip over. I also particularly enjoyed the illustrations!
Beckety More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Penelope Gilbert is just a normal school kid who hates some of her teachers and gets bullied by the popular kids. Then she realizes she can shapeshift into a stapler. Among other things. After some imposing men in black suits come to school one day and administer a special test which involves blood, Penny and some of her schoolmates are taken from the school. What follows is an exciting adventure and fantasy. It’s fun, scary and touching at times. I was sad when it ended and am looking forward to more of Penelope’s adventures!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful middle grade novel that both you and your children will enjoy. It started a bit slow for me, and the fact that Penelope turns herself into a stapler is taken a little too seriously (I mean, come on, its hilarious...a stapler?) I really started enjoying the story when Penelope finds herself ripped away from her home and is taken on a crazy adventure as she discovers who she really is, and who her friends are. I wasn't quite as connected to the characters as I would have liked, but the story is entertaining and kept me wanting to know more. Emily Steward does an awesome job setting up the world in the clouds, and made me want to visit there myself. Pirate fights in the sky? AWESOME. Overall, this was an entertaining read and I am giving it 4 out of 5 Stars.
KathyH-C More than 1 year ago
Love this book! Perfect for kids who like adventure--Penelope reads like a real kid, well, a real kid with the ability to shape shift. My daughter (age 12) was swept up in Penelope's plight to save her parents and stop the evil Lord Esmond. She could not stop reading until she finished the book and then asked "Is there a sequel?" I think there is one in the works--please hurry, Emily Stewart!!! (Just one warning: Ron Weasley beware--there are spiders in this book.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for children! I loved how the author was able to create different characters. The story was unique and fun. I would recommend this book to anyone!