Kathryn Laskys latest is a sleight-of-hand that will have you clapping your hands. With the brio and big-heart that characterizes all of Laskys work, this opening salvo of a new series can be heralded with trumpet fanfares and clouds of rose petals. Gregory Maguire, author ofWickedandEgg & SpoonFor fans of the Royal Diaries series and Gail Carson Levine, Newbery Honor-winning author Kathryn Lasky delivers the first enchanting adventure in a compelling new middle grade series about a newly orphaned girl whofinds herself time-travelling between the present day and the court of the two most memorable English princesses in history.Life used to be great for Rose: full of friends, a loving mom, and a growing fashion blog.But when her mother dies in a car crash, Rose is sent away to live with a strange grandmother she hardly knows and forced to attend a new school where mean girls ridicule her at every turn.The only place Rose finds refuge is in her grandmothers greenhouse. But one night she ...
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The Portal Reviews
The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ website in exchange for an honest review.
The main idea of this book is fascinating but the execution really fell flat, in my opinion. It was ridiculously over the top when it came to bullying, extremely simplistic when the friendship was concerned and just wasn't that interesting half the time. I did enjoy Rose's personality and her relationship with Princess Elizabeth; plus the book presented some great ideas overa ...more
Tangled in Time: The Portal by Kathryn Lasky, 384 pages. Harper Collins, March 2019. $17
Language: PG (7 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content:G ; Violence: G
BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: LOW
Rose’s life has been turned upside down by her mother’s death. Now she is surviving the mean girls in her new sixth grade class who are jealous of her online fame as a fashion vlogger. Her new guardian, her grandmother, is forgetful, except when the two of them are working in the greenhouse. Som ...more
The Portal is the first book in Lasky's Tangled in Time series. I quite enjoyed the setting of Hatfield during the sixteenth century. There were nice tidbits of information from the time period, like how people might have brushed their teeth with twigs of bayberry and juniper. Lasky also incorporated photo's of time period clothing and shoes as well as portions of Rose's blog posts, diary entries and letters she shares with Franny into the story. Truthfully, if Rose spent the whole time in Engla ...more
Kathryn Lasky’s latest, Tangled in Time is a terrific time-traveling tale sure to tantalize fans of historical fiction AND fantasy in one fantastic swoop! Meet Rose, a little girl lost after the death of her mother and Rosalinda, her eccentric grandma who spends her time immersed in her elaborate greenhouse. When Rose begins to help with her grandma’s gardening tasks, she too becomes entangled in the mysteries hidden within the greenhouse, finding herself transported to the House of Tudor and fr ...more