21469109Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Source: Publisher! (Thanks!)
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When Tuesday McGillycuddy and her beloved dog, Baxterr, discover that Tuesday’s mother—the famous author Serendipity Smith—has gone missing, they set out on a magical adventure. In their quest to find Serendipity, they discover the mysterious and unpredictable place that stories come from. Here, Tuesday befriends the fearless Vivienne Small, learns to sail an enchanted boat, tangles with an evil pirate, and discovers the truth about her remarkable dog. Along the way, she learns what it means to be a writer and how difficult it can sometimes be to get all the way to The End. – Goodreads

Review:

Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks is the story of Tuesday McGillycuddy and her dog Baxterr, who go on the search of Tuesday’s mom–the famous children’s book author Serendipity Smith! What Tuesday doesn’t expect is this magical adventure that appears. This is a magical adventure that not only her mom knows about, but her father. They’ve both have been “hiding” this from her essentially for her own safety. What was unexpected is that Tuesday is able to be taken away to this same magical world, that her mother is also able to do when she gets swept away in a story.

While Tuesday is out looking for her mother, her mother comes back home and is in shock that Tuesday was able to leave to this magical adventure, particularly at her age. While on her journey, Tuesday meets a very hilarious group of characters. From the Librarian who Tuesday is unsure of, to Vivienne Smalls that Tuesday realizes is more special than she was aware of. And Baxterr? Oh Baxterr is amazing.

What Finding Serendipity is a cute story about mother daughter bonding and just a little bit of magic. Magic being the power of storytelling and what storytelling can really do.