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
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.
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! :)
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
This book just wasn't my cup of tea. I was expecting a mystery/adventure, but it read more like a goofy "tall tale". There was no real mystery or suspense as Harriet tracked down her aunts. Also, we never really get to know Harriet. On the plus side, this was a very "clean" book with no rude humor or Leggi tutto
A sweet little chapter book about Harriet Bean who discovers that her absent-minded father has five sisters, therefore five aunts she's never met. He's lost touch with them all and she makes it her mission to get them all back together.
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