Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Down Under Calling

I reviewed a book by Margot Finke recently. Then I read another of her books, so I want to share that one with you here.

The title is Down Under Calling and its a good one.

Andy is a bit jealous of his friend, Kelly, who gets all sorts of new video games and other expensive stuff from her grandparents while his family is broke. Then he starts communicating by snail mail with his grandmother in Australia and everything changes.

He and Kelly start trying things similar to what Grandma Rose tells him she did in her childhood Down Under and, as a result, their friendship deepens and they both learn to appreciate the world around them.

The relationship between the kids and the old woman grows. Too bad they can't meet her in person...or can they?

Kids who read this book will learn a lot about Australia, but that never interferes with the plot. And kids aren't the only ones who will like the book. I'm a grandma and I enjoyed being reminded of my own childhood and the differences between the environment where I grew up and that in Australia.

Margot Finke has written a book both kids and adults will like.


Penelope Anne Cole said...

Hi Jan and Margot, Great review of a really good book! I enjoyed it so much I read it a second time. Wishing Margot much success. Both you lovely ladies keep up the good work!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Penelope.

Margot Finke said...

Jan, wonderful of you to review Down Under for me. Hugs mate!!
An thank you Penny. You re my most devoted supporter.
Hugs to you too!!

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Nancy Stewart said...

Terrific book from a writer with something to say! Thanks,Jan. Nice review, as always.