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Mr. Tiger, Betsy and the blue moon / Sally Gardner ; illustrated by Nick Maland.

Gardner, Sally, (author.). Maland, Nick, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J GAR (Text) 33500013241443 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J GAR (Text) 33500013241435 New Checked out 07/16/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593095164
  • ISBN: 0593095162
  • Physical Description: 183 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
A humorous, perfect, modern fairytale for Christmas about a determined girl, Betsy K Glory, Mr Tiger and his troupe of circus acrobats, a lonely giant and an enchanted toad. This is the story of Betsy K Glory, the daughter of a mermaid and an ice-cream maker. She lives on an island that's been left off the map of the world where she wonders how to make wishes come true. She discovers that only Gongalong berries harvested when the moon is blue, then made into delicious-wishes ice cream will work. But even if you can find these rare berries, how do you turn the moon blue? With the help of Mr Tiger, his troupe of circus acrobats, an enchanted toad, a lonely giant and Mum and Dad, Betsy sets off on her quest.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Betsy K. Glory enjoys a peaceful existence with her ice cream–making father and charming mermaid mother on "an island that's been left off of the map of the world." Life becomes more interesting when Betsy is presented with an unusual challenge: in order to reverse a curse on a new friend, a very special wishing ice cream must be produced, and it requires rare Gongalong berries that are found on a faraway island and only ripen under a blue moon—which almost never happens. However, with the arrival of Mr. Tiger, a dashing circus leader, things begin to look up. Mr. Tiger seems to have a plan, and the group sets off on the crazy crusade. If the synopsis sounds a bit surreal, it absolutely is, in the weirdest and most wonderful way. Gardner, author of the Printz Honor–winning Maggot Moon, 2013, uses terrifically imaginative writing that's simple, direct, and packed with whimsical details at every turn, without ever spilling over into something too precious. The text, printed in a blue typeface meant to assist dyslexic readers, wraps itself around eye-catching illustrations of varying sizes, adding to the fantastical nature of the story. It's a marvelously inventive fairy tale full of heart and humor, and readers will be utterly enchanted by Betsy and her dreamy, ice cream–centric world. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Betsy K. Glory enjoys a peaceful existence with her ice cream–making father and charming mermaid mother on "an island that's been left off of the map of the world." Life becomes more interesting when Betsy is presented with an unusual challenge: in order to reverse a curse on a new friend, a very special wishing ice cream must be produced, and it requires rare Gongalong berries that are found on a faraway island and only ripen under a blue moon—which almost never happens. However, with the arrival of Mr. Tiger, a dashing circus leader, things begin to look up. Mr. Tiger seems to have a plan, and the group sets off on the crazy crusade. If the synopsis sounds a bit surreal, it absolutely is, in the weirdest and most wonderful way. Gardner, author of the Printz Honor–winning Maggot Moon, 2013, uses terrifically imaginative writing that's simple, direct, and packed with whimsical details at every turn, without ever spilling over into something too precious. The text, printed in a blue typeface meant to assist dyslexic readers, wraps itself around eye-catching illustrations of varying sizes, adding to the fantastical nature of the story. It's a marvelously inventive fairy tale full of heart and humor, and readers will be utterly enchanted by Betsy and her dreamy, ice cream–centric world. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sally Gardner is the Printz Honor author of Maggot Moon, as well as a Costa and Carnegie-winning author. Her books have been sold in many languages throughout the world.

Nick Maland is an award-winning artist, who has illustrated numerous picture books.

Subject: Circus > Juvenile fiction.
Islands > Juvenile fiction.
Wishes > Juvenile fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) > Juvenile fiction.
Fantasy.
Humorous stories.
Genre: Children's stories.
Fairy tales.

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