Finding Serendipity - Angelica Banks, Stevie Lewis

Tuesday McGillycuddy is determined to find her mother, author Serendipity Smith. Venturing into her mother’s empty office, Tuesday types the beginning of a story, and the power of her words carries her and Baxterr, the dog, to the land where stories are created. In the ensuing adventure, Tuesday must use her imagination as a writer to save the day. Angela Banks’s story—with perfectly placed illustrations by Stevie Lewis—sparkles, and is one of the more original novels of the season. Finding Serendipity (Holt, $16.99) is “luck and chance and fate all tumbled into one.” Ages 8-11. Mary Alice Garber