Finding Serendipity is a fantastic adventure story brimming with imagination, a love of books, a respect for words and a big dash of magic.
Looking for an adventure novel for 7-12? Finding Serendipity is the one.
Tuesday McGillycuddy lives at home with her dog Baxterr, her dad Denis and her mum Serendipity Smith. What most people do not know is that Tuesday’s mum is the famous, yet very mysterious, author of the beloved children’s book series Vivienne Small.
Serendipity is currently working all hours to reach the end of the much anticipated next instalment in the Vivienne Small series, Tuesday can’t wait to read it AND spend more time with her mum!
Then something very strange happens, Serendipity just disappears … urm, in to her own novel.
Everyone knows that to truly get into character, you really need to immerse yourself in the fictional world you have created … and Angelica Banks (aka Heather Rose and Danielle Wood) have taken this as the focus of their tale.
What a fantastic premise for a novel?
The magical world Banks create, from library bookshelves filled with unfinished novels to the quirky names for snacks left out for the busy writers (‘Confidence Food’), truly talks to a book lover’s imagination.
Angelica Banks have a way of stringing words together that appeals to the young, allowing their imaginations to take full flight.
Finding Serendipity has pirates and adventures, sailing ships and oodles of magic, and a silver thread that creates words and stories … you’ll never read a book in quite the same way again!
The teachers’ guide for Finding Serendipity, produced by Allen & Unwin, can found here.