Monday, December 8, 2014

"Maya & Filippo See Impossible Things in the Garden City" by Alinka Rutkowska

Maya & Filippo
See Impossible Things in the Garden City
by Alinka Rutkowska

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Embark on an exciting adventure with Maya and Filippo as they travel around the globe on board the Fun Princess - a cruise ship full of surprises. Discover their fascinating ports of call, join them in activities at sea and explore the remarkable world they create for themselves through their thoughts and feelings.
The children dock in Christchurch. Before getting off the ship, at the youth club, they draw things they would like to see in the future. Their fellow passengers think Maya and Filippo are crazy until all of them see some things they had never expected.

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
Maya and Filippo are a sister and brother pair who travel around the world with their parents and their cat Otello on the Fun Princess cruise ship. Today they visit Christchurch, New Zealand, also known as the Garden City. While they are waiting to get off the ship, the children at the youth club draw pictures of what they would like to see some day. Everyone thinks that the things Maya and Filippo draw are impossible, but they all have a surprise in store for them when the set off to view the sights of the Garden City!
This is a sweet tale about dreaming big. As Maya and Filippo's mother tells them, "There is nothing in this world that is impossible for you to experience. Every kind of thing is possible if you believe it strongly enough." The story is followed by facts about Christchurch and a quick quiz to make sure the kids understood the story.

About the Author
Alinka Rutkowska is an award winning Children's Author. She writes for kids who in their books want a blend of both fun and education. She takes inspiration from her travels, cruising around the world with her husband and daughter.
Alinka loves skiing, music, Barolo, and dark chocolate, preferably all at the same time.