MG Takes on Thursday

This is my new weekly meme celebrating amazing middle-grade books. I hope others will enjoy taking part in this too!

How to take part:

  • Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
  • Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence. 
  • Write three words to describe the book.
  • Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.

This week, I’m celebrating …

Written by Eve McDonnell
Cover & Illustrations by Holly Ovenden
Published by Everything with Words

Favourite Sentence from Page 11:

To thank his bird for finding it, Needle stretched a worm from a tuft of frosty grass, taking care not to break it, and offered it whole.

This book in three words:


Those who follow me on Twitter and who read my Blog will know that I’m an avid fan of middle-grade. I’ve read a LOT of books this year, and this has been one of my absolute favourites. I adore time-slip novels, and this one is just so incredibly brilliantly written. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Elsetime  completely captivated me as it took me on a fascinating journey where past, present and future meet in ‘elsetime’, a time where intrigue, danger and revelations swirl amidst friendships, courage and hope. 

Young Mudlark, Needle, and jeweller’s apprentice, Gloria find that their destiny is linked to a terrible disaster that threatens the town of Inthington , where 14 lives will be lost as a result of a flood – unless the children can avert it. They both know the wonderful crow, Magpie who has astounding secrets of her own.

Eve has embroidered a rich tapestry with an intriguing and intricate plot, filled with excitement, peril and the most incredible twists and revelations.  Inspired by the real-life Great Flood of London in 1928, this is a stunningly spectacular read with a beautifully heart-warming ending.

You can read my full review of this gorgeous story here or, better still, treat yourself to this absolute gem of a book.

I’d love if anyone who wants to give this meme a go would comment in the comments box and include a link to your post so I can visit, comment and find some great middle-grade recommendations. If you do create a post and are on Twitter, and would like to share your post, please use the hashtag  #MGTakesOnThursday so I can find it, read it and share it!

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