From a Nelson book shelf

Nelson's Otter Books reviews Margaret and the Moth Tree.
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Written by sisters Brit and Kari Trogen, who decided to write a story together while on a road trip through the Maritimes, Margaret and the Moth Tree is a wonderful little novel about orphans, moths, teamwork, and what it truly means to be beautiful.

The story follows Margaret, a young, rather plain-looking girl who, through a series of somewhat unfortunate events, ends up at the Hopeton Orphanage. The orphanage is run by lovely Miss Switch, who appears to be everything you’d want in a matron. But all is not as it seems, and Margaret must enlist the help of some unlikely heroes to save the day. Sentenced to complete silence for standing up for a fellow orphan, Margaret learns to hear things that other humans cannot. In a mysterious thorny bush, she discovers a new world, new friends, and the courage to defeat the tyrannical Miss Switch

I thought this book was delightful, carefully written, and definitely worth the read. Recommended for children age eight to 11, this would also be a good book for parents (or uncles, aunts, grandparents, teachers) to read aloud.

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