Thursday, 30 March 2017

The Magnificent Glass Globe by N.R Bergeson



Reading The Magnificent Glass Globe took me back to my own childhood and reading Nancy Drew, the Bobbsey Twins and Enid Blyton’s stories of young people solving mysteries. It is that good and it is great to see authors writing quality books for older children.

The key characters are 11-year-old Mary, her younger brother Ike and Mary’s best friend Helen. Mary and Ike’s father is a museum curator. While exploring the museum warehouse they stumble across an old trunk that belonged to Mary’s grandfather and find a magical glass globe.

The globe transports them to the Amazon, a place Mary has always dreamed of visiting and here their adventures begin. The adventure includes an evil character wanting to steal the globe and a poacher who cares nothing for the Amazon; its people, animals and environment.

But there is also an Amazonian tribe who will help them and a little bit of magic.

The story moves at a good pace and is never boring as the children try to escape from danger and return home to Carolina.

It is not only an adventure story but has some excellent environmentally educational sections. It is an ideal book for children in Mary’s own age group and young adults.

My rating 5* It doesn’t get any better than that.

This review is also on my website www.pam.id.au