Fino all'età di nove anni, Harriet Bean era convinta di non avere neanche una zia. Poi un giorno, all'improvviso, ha scoperto di averne addirittura cinque! E E che zie! Ognuna ha una specialità che la rende unica al mondo, e Harriet, curiosa, non vede l'ora di conoscerle. Purtroppo c'è un piccolo problema: nessuno ha la più pallida idea di dove rintracciarle, e come se non bastasse le zie si sono perse di vista anche tra di loro. Ma Harriet non si scoraggia. Forse al circo, per esempio, potrebbero avere notizie di Veronica, la zia più forte del mondo... Età di lettura: da 10 anni.
- ISBN: 8884515920
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 152
- Data di uscita: 24-05-2007
This is a cute book, but lacks the warmth and charm of the author's "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series. It strikes me, however, that this would be a great read-aloud book! Harriet Bean was nine years old when suddenly one day she found out that she had five aunts! Her father had neglected to me Leggi tutto
Author : Alexander McCall Smith Illustrator : Ian Bilbey First Published : 1990 Don't think of this as a book by Alexander McCall Smith . It leaves you with too many expectations - of language, characters, narrative, storylines. When we stop considering the author we get a nice chapter book in a linked tril Leggi tutto
An okay read for the younger set, probably very good as an evening read-aloud. There's a strong flavour of the Longstocking books in this improbable tale of Harriet Bean's search for her father's five sisters who were all separated in their youth and farmed out to relatives. No mention of what happe Leggi tutto
This started alright, but it lost me fast. The story doesn't hold water and the style is whimsical for the sake of being whimsical. It doesn't work. We posted the author at our library and recorded a spotlight on his work. Find it here: https://soundcloud.com/allthebooks/ep...
Read this weekend with niece K and it was a big hit.
I read my children a lot of chapter books before bed, and it's rare to come across one with such vivid and interesting characters. The story is episodic, and maybe a bit anticlimactic by the very end, but the journey is more than worth it. And the humor was very well suited for the audience. My seco Leggi tutto
This was pretty cute. I tried to read it aloud to my son, but found it hard to keep all the voices straight. While it's hard to believe that Harriet's dad could "forget" to tell her about his sisters, I like how Harriet tracks them all down. It's almost an advertisement for genealogy research! :)
Romanzo per bambini dalla trama lievissima, qualche episodio divertente, ma che tutto sommato che non passerà alla storia.
Meh. Read for O's "mystery" genre book. He wasn't thrilled and neither was I. We're going to read The Westing Game instead. The story seemed corny and goofy for the sake of being goofy. No point, no mystery to be sure, no endearing quirkiness. Everything just happened very quickly and without explan Leggi tutto
This book was exciting because there are super powers in it. I really like the illustrations, the pictures are really good. The story itself is different from all the stories I've ever read and I like that. I liked how Harriet brought everyone together and made me feel like I had just accomplished s Leggi tutto
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