Marshmallows over Manhattan

June 01, 2020

Marshmallows over Manhattan

Boz's Book Club  

Welcome to Boz's Book Club!  This month, Boz selects Marshmallows over Manhattan by William Weger. Mill City Press. 191 pages. Published 2015.

Book Review

By Will Raven

Hugo Doppel finds a subway token and begins a wild adventure ride from Manhattan to the Kingdom of Menlo.

At the Junkyard of Goofy Inventions, the curious boy discovers his deserted weather machine. Will the wacky invention rescue the Box Island prisoners held captive by a vengeful witch?

Will it save New Yorkers pummeled by a walloping blizzard? And will Hugo finally become a famous inventor?

An intriguing blend of what has made so many books classics, Marshmallows over Manhattan is great for ages 9 and up.

Kirkus Review says: "After suffering disapointment, an ingenious boy from Manhattan takes a train to a wonderous world and embarks on a quest in this debut middle-grade fantasy novel."

And the Children's Book Review says: "Somewhat reminiscent of classics The Phantom Tollbooth and The Magic Pudding. . . Highly imaginative . . . elicits chuckles. . . easy humor."

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