REVIEW: Castle Hangnail

Our featured blog review for this Monday is Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction finalist Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon, who is well known for her Dragonbreath series of graphic novels. This review from last spring comes from Stephanie Whelan, a New York Public Librarian who blogs at Views from the Tesseract. Stephanie, one of our Round 1 judges this year, has a particular focus on sci-fi and fantasy for kids. In her review of Castle Hangnail, she said:

“The prose is spot-on, maintaining the witty humor without dropping the flow of the story or losing the reader in extraneous details.  Plenty of little moments are thrown in that will be worth a reader chuckle or two, and I can’t wait to try this one as a read-aloud.    Despite the humor and charm there’s a real set of conflicts and challenges to be overcome.”

Click here to read the full review.