About The Lost Wonderland Diaries
Lewis Carroll, author of the classic book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, secretly recorded the true story of his actual travels to Wonderland in four journals which have been lost to the world…until now.
Celia and Tyrus discover the legendary Lost Diaries of Wonderland and fall into a portal that pulls them into the same fantasy world as the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter. However, Wonderland has vastly changed. Some of the characters that Tyrus remembers from the book have been transformed into angry monsters.
Helped by the Cheshire Cat and a new character, Sylvan, a young rabbit, Celia and Tyrus desperately work to solve puzzles and riddles, looking for a way out of Wonderland. But the danger increases when the Queen of Hearts begins hunting them, believing the two young visitors hold the key to opening multiple portals to multiple worlds, and she will stop at nothing to capture them.
Will the crazed creatures of Wonderland escape into the real world? Can Celia and Tyrus stop them and save both worlds? Or will they be trapped in Wonderland forever?
It isn’t often that I pick up a middle grade book that I can’t put down. This book by J Scott Savage was one of those for me. I loved everything about it!
Celia is dyslexic. She’s been forced by her mom to move across the country. And her mom has a list of things she’s supposed to do every day. At the top of that list is reading. Celia’s brain doesn’t work so well for that, but she can do tough math, in her head. Stuck in the library where her mom works, one day she meets Tyrus.
Tyrus is a book worm. I had to laugh at these two. They seemed as opposite as night and day, but they complimented each other perfectly. They were both nerds and outcasts. But they shared this amazing adventure. And they were able to see past their limitations to who they really were.
I loved the adventure of this one. There’s plenty of danger and magic. The plot really kept me enthralled. Like I said earlier, I did not want to put this one down. There is plenty of adventure, danger and magic. But there’s also self discovery. That’s a really important plot point for books for middle grade kids. And this author did it fabulously.
I’m really hoping, based on the ending of this book for more books in this series. It’s a fabulous book!
I was sent a copy of The Lost Wonderland Diaries as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
About author J Scott Savage
J. SCOTT SAVAGE is the author of both the Mysteries of Cove and the Farworld middle grade fantasy series and the Case File 13 middle grade monster series. He has published 19 books, visited more than 3,000 schools, and taught dozens of writing classes.
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