A. You knew a Jen Downey in seventh grade and are trying to find her to apologize for pelting her with dirt bombs after that choir performance at the Rotary Club. (Not me, but in fourth grade . . .)
B. You accidentally clicked on my Amazon link when really all you wanted to do was purchase some cut-rate fabric softener.
C. You know that Jen Swann Downey writes children's fiction, and have an interest in her debut book, The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand (2014) or its sequel, A Sword in the Stacks (June 2016).
Whatever the reason, I'm chuffed you stopped by!
Review of THE NINJA LIBRARIANS:
THE ACCIDENTAL KEYHAND at....
The Nerdy Book Club
I kind of treasure this teen review of The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand
by Tialla Rising
Homeschool Literature Reviews
THE NINJA LIBRARIANS:
SWORD IN THE STACKS
Releases June 7th
from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.
Now official apprentices of the Lybrariad, Dorris and Marcus join Ebba in the immense time-folding labyrinth known as Petrarch's Library for the summer quarter.
Dorrie is eager to do well at her practicums, and prove her worth as an apprentice, but before she can choose between "Spears, Axes, and Cats: Throwing Objects with Precision and Flair” and "First and Last Aid: When No One Else Is Coming", mistakes made by Dorrie in the past cause trouble for the lybrarians.
The Foundation, once nearly destroyed by the Lybrariad, now has the means to rise from its ashes, and disappear reading and writing from the world. To succeed, it sets in motion a dark plan to increase the power of a cruel figure from the fifteenth century.
To stop the Foundation, Dorrie, Marcus and Ebba will have to burglarize Aristotle, gather information among the suffragists and anti-suffragists of 1913 London, and risk their lives to wrest a powerful weapon out of the Foundation's hands - all while upholding the Lybrariad's first principle of protecting all writing, liked or not. If they fail, reading and writing aren't the only things that will disappear.
"Downey also shows a rare gift for crafting scrambles so madcap that it’s hard to turn the pages fast enough to keep up...Well worth a spot on library shelves…but it won’t stay there long." -- Kirkus Reviews.
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THE NINJA LIBRARIANS: The Accidental Keyhand?