The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton
Series: The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton #1
Author: Angela Shelton
Publisher: Quiet Owl Books
Genre: Children’s Literature, Fantasy
Release Date: 2012
Source: Provided for Book tour from publisher and author
I was contacted about being apart of the book tour and happily accepted.
Summary taken from Goodreads:
A modern Mary Poppins in space.
In the middle of cosmic danger, the electrifying secret that Tilda Pinkerton, the magical hat maker, hides from the children she teaches - becomes her most miraculous gift, securing the safety of the planet she crashes on.
Somewhere out in the Sombrero Galaxy, Tilda Pinkerton–mystical maker of mysterious, magnificent, magical hats–is being hunted by the Keeper of Darkness.
Yet Tilda simply does not recall, at all, after taking a tremendous fall.
No one on Ooleeoo, where Tilda crash-landed, knows she is from another planet. Only Star Jumper Randy can tell her—but he’s light years away, frantically searching for his missing love, desperate that without her, the entire galaxy soon may be lost.
Even in the middle of cosmic danger, Tilda loves to create hats, for which she has a rare and uncanny knack. All who receive them sparkle, in fact—and spark their innermost talent. With a Tilda hat, people can suddenly do whatever they dream of, causing brilliant ideas to grow madly.
With Gladys the toad, who thinks she’s a cat, and Frank the fish, who lives in her hat, Tilda must discover who she is and what her enemy wants from her so badly.
But the Mayor of Moodle has other plans, including a ban on all wearing of hats, everywhere on Ooleeoo. His dark and forbidding actions seem to coincide with something unworldly, threatening all with a nameless dread and slowly blacking out the sky. With Ooleeoo itself turning upside down, how can anyone survive?
In this first in a series of Tilda Pinkerton adventures, Tilda must fight the battle of her life and risk all—even the galaxy and stars—by revealing her most electrifying secret.
This book had me smiling and laughing and remembering what is was like to be a kid and have all these fantastic ideas and adventures. It was wonderful to read something completely out of this world. The characters were unique and interesting, but the writing and the words made it for me. Angela Shelton starts off the novel with a side note talking about her fear of the dictionary, but maybe she’s hinting towards her obsession with words? Because she sure knows how to use them. With character’s name or last name representing something about them she keeps you reading her adventures and captivates you through her imagery and fantasy. I questioned many times through out the novel how she comes up with these characters and stories. The vibrant read is something I want to keep and read to my own children as it a timeless tale meant to bring smiles to people of all ages.
The characters are all interesting and unique on their own
The fantasy and imagination that went into this novel.
Sometimes I had to re-read it to make sure I was understanding it correctly. Also, some times the word usage is hard to follower; although, the majority of the time she does have footnotes with regards to the words.
Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):
Overall this novel was an enjoyable and imaginative ride that I do not mind recommending and plan on almost pushing it onto some of my younger family members.
Viewer Type Recommendation:
A lover of children’s literature and fantasy
Tilda Pinkerton Website: http://magicalhatshop.com
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