The Adventures of Tempest & Serena

The Adventures of Tempest & Serena Wild, Brave Tempest Wants Summer To Last Forever Her Calm, Timid Sister, Serena, Can T Wait For The Start Of The New School Year On The First Day, Tempest Decides To Skip Fourth Grade, Seek Adventure By Using Magic To Sprout Wings, And Fly Away To Exotic Places As She Waves Good Bye, Serena Promises To Save Her Sister S Seat On The Bus Will Tempest Make It Home Can Serena Keep Her Promise As Each Sister Battles Bullies, Disasters, And Loneliness, They Discover They Re Alike Than They Know The Adventures Of Tempest Serena Is That Rare Mix A Suspenseful Yet Charming Chapter Book For Ages 7 And Up. Children s author Marty Mokler Banks has hit a home run with The Adventures of Tempest Serena This new chapter book for kids that is sure to keep them turning the pagesit kept me turning mine Exciting adventures with Tempest in exotic lands are juxtaposed with Serena s attempts back home to save her sister s seat on the schoolbus Sprin
An interesting conundrum It was well written, with solid characters, fun episodes, and lessons to be learned, but I almost had to read this as an adult there were too many interesting adult level things going on I d definitely give it a try on your chapter book reader who s bored with Ramona and that ilk but isn t ready for the intensity of a middle grade yet It s a gentle book, the equivalent of a Mr Rogers episode, all sweetness and light on top but a bunch of powerful, subtle things going on underneath.The two characters, Tempest and Serena, are twin sisters One, Tempest, is tempestuous the other, Serena, is shy On the first day of school, Tempest rebels she s not going back Having obtained a magic flashlight, she makes a wish to have a forever summer, sprouts wings, and flies off, leaving behind her sister Serena to cope with all the responsibilities, here represented by having to defend Tempest s empty bus seat, lunch seat, etc., from a school bully.I think I ve been in too many college literature classes to read that straight on Anytime you see twins, you have to suspect that the characters are really one person, split in two Or, in this case, perhaps an imaginary friend Is Tempest real or not The mom acts like it s not important that Tempest, one of her daug
Tempest and Serena are twins One searches for adventure while the other is content to go to school After receiving magic batteries for her flashlight, Tempest takes off for a warmer climate far away from the drudgery of school Serena stays behind and promises to save Tempest her seat on the school bus that she rides every day Tempest sends messages to her sister as she travels to the far corners of the world, using her magic batteries while Serena fends off a bossy schoo
I got this book to read out loud with my niece We just finished it and we both loved it She loved the sister friends drama and also the parts about Hong Kong and the horse race And the hairy eyeballs of the lady down the street that part ma
Delightful children s book This is a wonderful story that held my son s attention Every child and parent can relate to the challenges and the mixed emotions the twins encounter The story explores many feelings, providing parents with an opportunity to discuss them with their chil
It seems sweet and simple but is very powerful and yet easy to read Loved how it touched on some big stuff, like loyalty, bullies and hope Also really interesting to see where the adventurous sister went on her journeys Inventive and fast paced. This is a wonderful story that held my son s attention Every child and parent can relate to the challenges and the mixed emotions the twins encounter The story explores many feelings, providing parents with an opportunity to discuss them with their child I highly recommend this book Both our boy and girl loved this begged for before bed each night Our oldest then read it on her own once we d finished reading it as a family A real adventure. .