Imogene of the Pacific Kingdom
(Reviewer - Karrie G.)
2003 Trafford Publishing
A young girl who loves swimming must live with her aunt until her mother comes for her.
Associate Student Reviewer Karrie G. writes:
Meet Imogene, an innocent five-year-old girl who is off to meet her aunt for the first time. Expecting a warmhearted woman similar to her own mother, she is confronted with cold & strict Aunt Agnes.
Then Mother tells her she must live with this woman another five years, until her tenth birthday. Imogene begs to know why but is told only that her mother's reason for leaving is a great secret. She seals the promise by giving her young daughter a shimmering dolphin necklace & in the morning, she is gone.
Five years later, Imogene has grown up a little & become passionate about swimming. But she has not forgotten her mother's promise. On the day of her tenth birthday she is full of hope to get her mother back again & escape cruel old aunt Agnes -- but Imogene gets more than she bargained for. She is taken under the sea, where she discovers a mysterious place, to which her dolphin necklace is a key. It is an underwater kingdom.
& her Mother is the queen of this kingdom. She rules alongside Imogene's long-lost father, the king. She is Princess Imogene, of the Pacific Kingdom. Thus begin exciting new adventures, starting with saving her country from her evil uncle (surprisingly, not married to evil aunt Agnes).
Imogene of the Pacific Kingdom is a story that will appeal to children from 8-10 years of age. Tinted with magic & mystery, it is reminiscent of The Little Mermaid.
A RebeccasReads.Com Associate Student Reviewer
Karrie G. lives in The Netherlands. She is 15 years old, attends a Dutch Language School & is originally from Wisconsin, USA
Her favorite colors are: light blue, sea green, lavender & black!
Favorite sports are: swimming & soccer.
Favorite school subjects are: languages & creative writing class.
Favorite things to do are: playing the piano, reading, writing short stories & poetry, drawing & going to the movie theater.
The Netherlands is one of the smallest countries in Europe. Most people call the Netherlands Holland & it is about the size of Connecticut, but with a lot more people, sixteen million. You may think of tulips, chocolate, windmills & wooden shoes when you think of Holland. Although there are still lots of tulips & chocolate, & there are still some windmills, you wouldn't see many people wearing clogs today.
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