Adventures in Babysitting by AnchorageSchools []
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Babysitting nightmares. 01 : the shadow hand

by Kat Shepherd; Rayanne Vieira

  Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience  |  First edition

Adventures in Babysitting   (2018-09-12)

Very Good

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by AnchorageSchools

For Rebecca Chin, a mundane night of babysitting turns into a fight with the Night Queen to get her charge back.

Rebecca's night takes a turn for the strange when the power goes out and the baby boy she is caring for is exchanged for a changeling. Rather than summoning the child's parents, or the police, she calls her friends, who band together to challenge the night queen for the child.

This is not a story for deep thinking, but it is a solid adventure story with challenges to face and riddles to solve. It takes intelligence and compassion to defeat the cruel queen.

If there is any criticism for this neat piece of pulp fiction it is that the queen seems a bit like a two-dimensional "mean girl" character with no real motivation or personality other than bile.

A satisfying read for 4th-6th graders.


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