Genre: Children’s Fantasy
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Costumes make the child in this fantasy about identity.
Halloween night, the wayward Sadie leads her friends past cardboard cut-outs of the painter Mistral and a lady at the leaf-covered house on Windward Road. A wall mural transports them to an enchanted star where their costumes become real.
As Fortuneteller, Sadie only has to look in her crystal ball to help the others with their transformations. Her friend Candy is the Homecoming Queen and her brother has turned into a zebra. The neighbor boy has become George Washington and his brother is a musician in the star band.
That begins the adventures of Sadie and the enchanted children who make up the bizarre star community. Then Mistral’s woman friend finds that her star-of-sapphire necklace is missing. After the gangster Riff Raff is accused, he displays a map and riddles for a treasure hunt. The winner must locate the Tooth Fairy, pass by a weredog, and follow directions to an invisible unicorn to be granted a boon from Enchanter Mistral. But other wishes have to be discovered.
What they’re saying about it:
This is an ideal book for children from 4th to 6th grade. I feel the book could also be read to younger children if one uses emphasis as they read to bring the story to life. I loved each of the characters in this book. They all have their little quirks and just seem to stand out separate from each other. This is an Alice in Wonderland type book that I feel girls will really get into and, yes, maybe some boys. One cannot help but laugh at the adventures and antics of Sadie and her friends along with the great cast of characters at the party. The book is well written with a great plot to it for being a children’s book. It’s ideal for any child’s home library. – Lynn F., Readers Favorite