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I read this book twice. The first time I read this on my own and found it a delightful read. It was entertaining and filled with a fun adventure.
The Halloween Parade is about a girl called Trixie Grimble who is sent to a boarding school even though she doesn’t want to go. The boarding school is not your average boarding school, this one is full of Vampires, Ghosts and Werewolves and the only normal thing about the school is Trixie.
I really liked how the books shows that we can all be different but can go through the same feelings when we are bullied or left out.
The second time I read this book it was with my 5-year-old nephew. He's a big fan of helping me reading children’s books, but he normally struggles to sit through the bigger ones like this one. But not this one. He actually reminded me that we need to read a few more chapters. Together we finished this whole book in a few days.
When I asked him what he liked about the book he said: “It was really funny, we have to read it again next week”.
This was a big hit with both me and my nephew. A very enjoyable read, suitable for all ages young and old.
Manisha Natha, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador
Joining a new school is hard enough, it’s even harder when your new school is full of monsters. Literally!
On her first day at Monstacademy, Trixie Grimble soon realises that she’s going to have to adjust to her new classmates quickly. It doesn’t help that she’s been given an incredibly important job for the upcoming Halloween Parade and that her only friends are a cursed werewolf and a vegetarian vampire.
When one of the boys in her class cooks up a fiendish plan that puts everything at risk, Trixie and her friends find themselves in a race against time to finish their work and save the day. If only they could get anybody to believe them!
Fans of Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch and Hotel Transylvania will adore the silly humour and loveable characters in this delightful modern classic chapter book series.
Includes the short story "The Christmas Cat Circus".
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It's a fun story for 6+-year-old readers, with a more serious take on important contemporary issues. Definitely a recommended read for this age group. Full review