Amelia Erroway: Castaway Commander: A Graphic Novel (Paperback)
Being lost can sometimes be the first step toward finding your destiny.
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Forbidden to become a pilot by her overprotective father, Amelia Erroway yearns to command her own airship. To prove her worth, she sets off alone on her father's prized craft. But disaster strikes: A fierce storm crashes her ship in uncharted lands and Amelia, now a castaway, must use her wits to survive. With the help of Rastor and Fynley, brothers who live deep in the Juniper rainforest, Amelia is determined to repair her airship and, with her newly formed crew, fly home.
About the Author
B.C. Peterschmidt has dreamed her entire life of being a visual storyteller. She was born and raised in Minnesota and began her career as a freelance illustrator, later graduating from Pratt Institute. She has illustrated book covers for Diana Wynne Jones’s The Island of Chaldea and Naomi Shihab Nye’s The Turtle of Oman. Her work is published in Marvel’s New York Times bestselling anthology Out of the Past and also appears in Frank Beddor’s Hatter Madigan series. B. C. Peterschmidt now makes her home in California.
A fun, fast-moving middle-grade adventure story with lots of humor. After feisty Maeve gets in trouble once again at her Victorian London boarding school for "Upright Young Ladies" she's forced to sort through the school's garbage. Amazingly, she discovers an old sardine tin that contains a grouchy djinni and his 3 wishes. After her first wish is wasted and her secret's been exposed, others try to steal the djinni for their own selfish purposes. Maeve, with the help of her roommate, Alive, and Tom, an orphan boy, has to use her ingenuity and spunk to retrieve her djinni and decide what to do with her last wish. Along the way she learns a lot about herself and about friendship means. Will she use her last wish for her own dreams, or will she be a true friend and give it away?
Ages 8+ - reviewed by Nikki