The Children of the King review by moseso
The Children of the King
by Sonya Hartnett
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Fiction

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Age at time of review - 10
Reviewer's Location - Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States
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The Children of the King’ is a book written by Sonya Hartnett. It’s about a girl named Cecily and a refugee named May. Cecily and her brother, Jeremy, have been sent, along with their mother, to live with their Uncle Peregrine in the English countryside to escape the war. Along the way, Cecily and Jeremy convince their mother to adopt a refugee named May. When Cecily and May venture out into the woods and find a castle with two strange boys in it, they wind up having an extraordinary adventure! The book fits into an adventure category with a little hint of mystery and magic. The main characters are—Cecily and May. The time period is set in the 1940s during W. W. II. I

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‘Children of the King’ is a satisfactory book. The title doesn't fit the story very much. It also takes a while to get into it. However, once the plot takes shape, the book does get pretty fascinating. Sonya Hartnett did not make me feel like part of the tale until Uncle Peregrine’s storytelling begins, and that doesn’t start until later in the story. Cecily and May kind of seem like real people, but because there’s magic in there that couldn’t possibly take place in real life, I have trouble believing them to real. Sonya Hartnett did a fine job finishing the book; it didn’t leave me wondering what happened after the end of the story, which is always excellent. I think the book is for age’s nine to twelve. ‘Children of the King’ is not an educational book. The time period is non-fiction, but the adventure the girls go on is fictional. If you like story- telling within the book and little bit of magic, then you’ll enjoy this book. 

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