Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
Over the Moon (Scholastic Press, 2019) by Natalie Lloyd is a delightful fantasy. That doesn’t mean there isn’t trouble.
Twelve-year-old Mallie Ramble’s family depends on her wages, since her father can no longer go Down Under and work in the mine. But she’s sick of leaving Coal Top and going down to the valley to work as a servant for the rich. When an opportunity comes up for adventure and riches–even if it is for boys only, especially orphans–Mallie applies. However, her new job is more risky than she could imagine.
Meet Starbirds (flying horses), villains, monsters, and more in this world of dust where once people wove starlight.
I’ve recommended Natalie Lloyd’s first book here. See her other books here. And read about her here.
11 thoughts on “Over the Moon”
I loved two of Lloyd’s other books—A Snicker of Magic and The Key to Extraordinary. I’ll have to try this one as well! Thanks so much for the recommendation!
Love the look of your new site. Natalie Lloyd is one of my favorite authors and have this high on my list to read. Thanks for sharing.
I’ve been meaning to read Natalie Lloyd’s books for waaay too long, so maybe this one can finally be my first! Thanks for the heads up, and happy MMGM!
They are SO good!
Thrilled to see another review of OVER THE MOON! Glad to see the book love shared! I loved this book and have read it twice! So much courage in Malliel. And, I love Natalie’s lyrical writing style — she loves words. She has another book out this week.
I love Natalie Lloyd and just got this out from the library. So glad you enjoyed it.
I have this one on my TBR list. It looks really good. Thanks for your thoughts on it.
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