Title: Lost in Paris
Author: Cindy Callaghan
Recommended for: 3rd thru 6th grade girls
Call Number/Link: J FICTION CALLAGHAN
Synopsis: “Gwen Russell is thrilled to hear she will be heading to Paris with her family. Even though the main reason for the trip is to see her three older brothers play lacrosse, Gwen and her Mom have plans to tour the city when they can — As soon as they land, Gwen is swept up in the city she has always wanted to see, and even meets a cute boy named Henri. If that wasn’t enough excitement, Gwen finds out that her all-time favorite band is playing a one-night only concert in Paris—and there are tickets available to the sold-old show for three lucky people. The catch? Fans who want a golden ticket have to work for it via a scavenger hunt around the City of Light.” — Provided by Amazon.
This is one of our new J Fic choices, which is why I chose it. Since I am used to reading adult fiction or picture books, it took a little adjustment to reading a book geared for later elementary school or early middle school – the difference being depth of material. I thought the story was okay but not wonderful. The is a fun, quirky character who helps Gwen in the hunt around the city for the tickets. I did not like that the adult tour director abandoned her group to go in search of the tickets. It would probably be a good recommendation for the 3rd or 4th grade girl – older if their reading level is a little lower. I am sure they would enjoy it.