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A week without Tuesday, Angelica Banks

Label
A week without Tuesday
Title
A week without Tuesday
Statement of responsibility
Angelica Banks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Real and imaginary worlds are colliding so Tuesday and Baxterr, at the request of the Librarian, venture to find the Gardener--the one person who can stop this catastrophe--but will they be able to save the land of story?
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Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Grades 4-7 This sequel to Finding Serendipity (2015) sees the charming return of aspiring author and spunky adventuress Tuesday McGillycuddy. Beginning with the vantage point of Vivienne Small, of Tuesday’s novelist mother’s books, readers learn that Vivienne’s storied world, there, is in trouble: a winged dog has been fatally injured, and the Mountains of Margolov are literally puncturing the sky. So she does the only thing she knows to do—call Tuesday and her dog, Baxterr, to see if they can help. Meanwhile, in Tuesday’s world, writers are disappearing and her parents fear for her safety. But Tuesday cannot resist the clarion call of adventure, so she enters the fictional world of there to help her friends and makes the shocking discovery that all worlds (real and imagined) are colliding and creating chaos. This novel is a little darker and more dangerous than its predecessor and requires more sacrifice from its characters, but it still retains a playful spirit, thanks in large part to the characters themselves. All the worlds are fully rendered, and themes of imagination, courage, family, sacrifice, and friendship are beautifully explored. Fans of Edith Nesbit, Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story (1979), and Roderick Townley’s The Great Good Thing (2001) have a new home with Banks. -- Moore, Melissa (Reviewed 12-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 112, number 7, p64)
  • Gr 4 – 6 — In this fantastical sequel to Finding Serendipity (Holt, 2015), Tuesday and her dog, Baxterr, are beckoned back to the land where all stories are created. Her mother's famous character, Vivienne Small, is in need of immediate help for her troubled world. Things are going horribly wrong: mountains have grown so much that they pierce the sky, and strange, terrorizing birds known as vercaka arrive from another world. Vivienne shares a possible clue to the mystery from a note tucked into the collar of a dying winged dog: "I cannot hold the worlds apart much longer. Have you found our answer?" Tuesday delivers this note to the Librarian in charge of all books and is informed that the fictional worlds are colliding and out of control. Tuesday, with the assistance of Vivienne and Baxterr, is commissioned to find and help the Gardener, the man in charge of keeping the story worlds apart. On the way, they are attacked by the murderous vercaka, witness oceans from another world pouring into theirs, and see the sky cave in like the bottom of a fishbowl. When Tuesday finally discovers the Gardener, she finds he is old and losing his memory. She must step in and take his place, never to return home to her world again. Banks's wondrously whimsical language helps transport readers into this imaginative world. The complex landscape may demand extra concentration, but those who follow closely won't want to come back to our mundane universe. Budding writers might be particularly interested in this tale. The illustrations enliven and clarify this magical story. VERDICT Creative young authors as well as fantasy lovers will enjoy this inventive book.—Diane McCabe, John Muir Elementary, Santa Monica, CA --Diane McCabe (Reviewed November 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 11, p93)
  • In this middle-grade sequel to Finding Serendipity (2015), Tuesday McGillycuddy, Baxterr the dog, and the fictional, winged Vivienne Small continue their adventures in the worlds of writerly imagination. Writers are disappearing and turning up injured far from where they live, and Denis McGillycuddy, the father of Tuesday and husband of famous author Serendipity Smith, decrees no more writing until the cause is uncovered. Like his wife and daughter, Denis knows the secret all writers share: there is a magical place (with a Library, upon whose door lintel is inscribed "IMAGINE" and which is presided over by an inexorable Librarian) where writers go to write, and something there must be wrong. With confidence and a deft touch, Banks' narrative unfolds a setting in which every writer's story creates an actual world spinning in space, overseen by the Gardener, whose job it is to keep them separate. But the Gardener is now frail, and the worlds are colliding. This fascinating premise gives a nod to the current fashion for metafictive mashups but delivers so much more, as when the Gardener explains to Tuesday that some new worlds are "key worlds" and with their creation, "become like a sun in a solar system"—a perfect way to describe the effect of a classic story on both readers and writers. Lewis' spot illustrations present Tuesday and Vivienne as white. A stimulating read that validates and encourages the creative impulse—highly recommended. (Fantasy. 8-14)(Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2015)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10445723
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banks, Angelica
Index
no index present
Intended audience
870L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
5.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Tuesday McGillycuddy
Series volume
0002
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Books and reading
  • Magic
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
A week without Tuesday, Angelica Banks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Finding serendipity
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1494421
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781627791557
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015011993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627791557
  • (OCoLC)910424039
Label
A week without Tuesday, Angelica Banks
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Finding serendipity
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1494421
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781627791557
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015011993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627791557
  • (OCoLC)910424039

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