Queen of Muck
“Rotten tricks, flying chunks of cupcake, a talking fox, vomiting, swords, sneak-walking and someone who isn’t very nice.” This is an action-filled, adventurous tale of two sisters, Lucy and Lily who are desperately looking for their missing Grandad.
The story is exciting and many of the characters face challenges and moral dilemmas, yet at the same time it is lighthearted and funny. The girls are strong characters, and it is refreshing to see them at the heart of this story standing up for what is right and to the evil Queen of Muck!
There are some fabulous little line drawings interspersed throughout the story by Millie Perocheau, adding a touch of whimsy to accompany the text. A variety of type is utilised, big and bold for noises breaking up the text and adding interest. The cover is bright and the metallic lettering of the title is sure to catch the eye of young readers.
A funny and enjoyable read for those who like humour and fantastical adventure stories.
Title: Queen of Muck
Author: Isaac Thackray
Illustrator: Millie Perocheau
Publisher: Mary Egan Publishing
Publication: November 2021
Any advisory warnings? No
Would this book work as a read aloud? Yes
Reviewer: Louana McCormack, Librarian, Opaheke School, Auckland
How are you recommending this book? Recommended
Opening sentence: Once upon a time there were two villages: Florez and Muck.
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