Margaret and the Moth Tree

By TROGEN, Brit & Trogen, Kari

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ISBN
978-1-55453-823-2
Publisher
Kids Can


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 3–6—A charming story of magical realism. Margaret lives in an orphanage run by cruel, imperious Miss Switch. When the other orphans are barred from speaking to her, she finds escape with a group of moths whose voices only she can hear. Both Miss Switch's excessive abuses against the children (forbidding a boy from sleeping, making a girl stand on a building ledge) and Margaret's use of magic (the moths) to retaliate evoke the events in Roald Dahl's Matilda (Viking, 1988). Well-sketched characte...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2012

After the deaths of her parents and, one by one, her two unsuitable distant-relative guardians, ten-year-old Margaret finds herself in the care of The Concerned Ladies' Club: "Finding a Home for the Pitiful Foundling, for over Thirty-Seven Years." The ladies (who aren't really concerned so much as competitive with the next town over's philanthropic efforts) deposit Margaret at the utopian-seeming Hopeton Orphanage. Initially thrilled to h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Margaret finds herself at the Hopeton Orphanage, whose proprietress is a baddie straight out of Dahl. Margaret learns she can co...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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