Written and illustrated by Laura Hill Timpanaro, Kayla & Ava Timpanaro
Penelope and Jilly are more than best friends, they are sisters. And today, just like every other rainy day, they are at the library. But something different is about to happen. When they go hunting for a book in a forgotten part of the old library they find much more than a story, and much more than they bargained for. Penelope and Jilly discover a secret world where all the stories ever written come to life. When they accidentally mix-up the stories, the adventure begins. Penelope and Jilly must set the stories straight, but it won’t be easy. An Evil Wizard wants to keep the stories mixed-up and will stop at nothing to thwart their efforts.
The Great Story World Mix-Up is a chapter book series created to appeal to readers ages 6-9 who are looking for complex stories that are easy to read. Characters are relatable and storylines combine classic favorites with humorous new twists making beginning readers feel comfortable as they master chapter books. For parents and educators, the stories introduce children to new literature, ancient history and famous figures, encouraging young readers to explore many different topics and genres. Each story stands alone while complimenting the format of the series.
The Great Story World Mix-Up was inspired by and is being co-written by my two daughters, ages 6 and 9, who are voracious readers, devouring such series as Daisy Meadow Fairy Books, Dan Gutman's Wierd School series and the Magic Tree House books written by Mary Pope Osbourne. Their input as the target market and their unique ability to develop characters and stories with details pertinent to their age group has resulted in some hilarious and unexpected twists that could only be thought up by children.
“A fun, adventurous story chock-full of familiar storybook characters young children will recognize. If you are a First or Second grader that enjoys the Magic Tree House series, then this book is for you!”
-Audrey Dombroski, Library Media Specialist