Book Review of
Gertrude and the Magical Fish by Angela Emily Neveins
For many years, Gertrude has lived in the magical Avalon with her best friend and cat, Mr. Whiskers. It’s a wonderful place where she has everything she needs except one thing – a person to keep her company. With her family long gone, Gertrude must find someone to keep her company and she finds it in the most unlikely place imaginable – a talking fish! Together, she and Leeka, the fish, form a bond and become great friends but just as Gertrude became lonely, so does Leeka and they must decide to do what’s best for themselves and their friendship.
About the Author
Angela Emily Neveins is a Jamaican born author. She grew up and lived in Springfield, Massachusetts. Currently residing in Houston, Texas, Angela has worked hard to set a fine example for her five children. By overcoming the negativity which prevented her from writing for so long, Angela is hoping to set an example for her five children, the way Oprah Winfrey, J.K Rowling, Mia Angelou, and Terry McMillian, have inspired her that anyone can achieve their dreams.
Angela owes thanks to the support of her mother, her brother Reggie and his wife Bianca. When she is not writing, Angela enjoys exercising, listening to music, spending time with her friends and family, watching sports and movies, and traveling.
I can only imagine what Gertrude was feeling when one minute she was crying by the river and the next Leeka, a fish, was now her young friend and they were having tea parties.
This wonderfully written story addresses many issues facing children of all ages and is a great way to help them put a voice to their concerns, feelings, and questions. It is also sure to spark the imagination and help foster a love of reading. The illustrations are bright and colorful. This story is sure to become a favorite for many young readers. Gertrude and the Magical Fish is a beautiful, imaginative, and fun story that was a pleasure to read to my grandchildren.
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