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D across from the Park near the Explorer s Gate clings to her Mom s memory by honoring her Mom s love of and interest in #Central Park At a gathering in the Park Nikki finds that the charm she got from #Park At a gathering in the Park Nikki finds that the charm she got from Mom fits in with two other charms which are owned by Garrett Vanderdonk and his brother Willem Garrett is sweet and huge Willem is a little fourth grader who is very serious about all things Park related Here s a sample description and a sample of Nikki s tart but engaging voice For a fourth grader the odd little dude was extremely emotional So I goosed up my perky uotientI like smart spirited and resourceful kid heroes and this book has three top candidates There is some very funny dialogue and some sly observations and throwaway lines for advanced readers We have villains who are creepymenacing but not terrifying There is a lot of action and adventure mostly of the running hiding and outsmarting varietySo an accomplished and satisfying read with a bit of excitement and a touch of tartness A nice findPlease note that I received a free advance ecopy of this book in exchange for a candid review Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book Read this with my 8yo son good stuff took 4 nights to finish and we both looked forward to it i love this book anything goes wrong standard reply would be ask grandpa LOLNikki was something like Sebastian in The Neverending Story
was picked on by cool kids in her school her mom ust passaway leaving a father who turned alcoholic due to missi g her momthe only thing she is good at is the history of the Central Park unknown to her the park is inhabited by non human species too when she become aware of that she had loads of unanswered uestions she got tangle up in a uestwhat i love about this book is how things unexpectedly turns up and happened it have a never give up tone to itit was a good read. And oin in an epic contest to choose the next king for the curiously strange creatures who call Central Park their hom.She Was Picked On By
review î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Chris Grabenstein25 stars for me Really really cute for kids but a little too uvinile for this adult who enjoys many middle grade books Was ok not great
cute for young ones definitely didn t likefor young ones definitely Didn t like end would have liked to have read about the next morning that would have been a better ending Really cute book Easy read I ust learned so much about central park Love the characters was a good original story line I am hoping the author will make another book to this story Happy Reading A light yet satisfying readEven though the story is rich with the myths and legends of Central Park the book has a lot to tell about such things as friendship love honour and overcoming griefThe plot is solid the pace is great and the author knows where to stopEspecially recommended if you like Central Park and its inhabitants or if you d like to have a great read Who knows the next king s fate may rest in your hands SurprisingIt was pretty good makes me want to visit Central Park that s saying something I hated visiting New York I could of done without the spells and last of the lake stuff but otherwise a good read ARC provided by NetGalleyThis was such a #fun little book to read It s the story of Nikki a twelve year old #little book to read It s the story of Nikki a twelve year old who is simultaneously dealing with the death of her mother as well as her dad s inability to pull himself out of his grief Nikki s saving grace is her love of all things related to Central Park She prides herself on knowing everything there is to know about it But she doesn t know that the statues come to life at night That the Central Park she loves is secretly inhabited by mystical magical creatures That there is a secret underground society responsible for keeping everything running as smooth as clockwork The author has a wonderful imagination as is evident in this original storyline so unlike anything else that s out there right now A plus for me was all the trivia and historical info on Centra. Follow the intrepid 12 year old Nikki Van Wyck on her fantastic adventure in New York City's Central Park where wildly. .
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great read for adults kids alike This is an extraordinary imaginative work a anitor s daughter saves Central Park from a billionaire s hotel and takeover statues come alive daughter saves Central Park from a billionaire s hotel and takeover statues come alive the Dutch little people see a new king to keep order in the City and in the Park A delightful imaginative story Nikki Van Wyck the misfit anitor s daughter turns hero in a uest that seeks to save New #York s landmark Central Park Along the way she meets a cast of incredible characters that include magical park creatures statues #s landmark Central Park Along the way she meets a cast of incredible characters that include magical park creatures statues come to life all of whom help her find her courage and her mother s spirit Strong Characters Great Plot Fascinating Central Park Setting and imagination to burn There are zillions of fantasy books out there for middle graders many of which are worth your consideration Most of them are set in fantastic alternate parallel or otherwise invented worlds Grabenstein who has established his gritty local flavor credentials as the author of a number of adult Jersey Shore mysteries opts to set his delightful fantasy almost entirely within the confines of New York City s Central ParkThe book is loaded with true facts and stories about Central Park but almost everything is tweaked or reinterpreted to serve Grabenstein s complex and immersive fantasy tale The locations are so authentic that you could call up a Google map of Central Park and follow the action on that as you read So you get a nice tension as you move back and forth in this reality based fantasy You could fairly think of this as similar in effect to something like the movie A Night at the Museum but set in Central ParkOf course premise isn t everything Especially for a middle grade fantasy you have to ask about the protagonists Here we have a trio of heroes who have depth weight and charm Our narratorheroine is Nikki Van Wyck Her Mom has passed away her anitor Dad is a lost soul and Nikki who lives with Da. Magical things happen after darkIt's a little like A Night At The Museum meets The Hobbit as park statues come to life.A Great Read For Adults