When Maddy is asked to translate ancient scrolls that no one else is able to read, she can hardly wait!
Throw in a cheeky monkey, a wise old man, and some tricky magic, and this tale will leave you smiling and satisfied.
Falkner's writing style is at once easy and engaging -- so much so that I brought my hardback copy internationally so that I wouldn't be left hanging for the duration of an entire vacation!
If you're after a story that is easy to read yet action-packed, this one is for you.
Title: Maddy West and the Tongue Taker
Author: Brian Falkner
Illustrator: Donovan Bixley
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers, $22.99
Publication Date: 1 September 2014
For ages: 8 – 12
Type: Middle Fiction