Monday, February 24, 2020

Princess BMX by Marie Basting



2019

Princess Ava finds a portal that takes her from the colourful kingdom of Biscotti to Camden, London.  Here she learns to ride a BMX bike and become rather good at it.  But the portal is used by others including her wicked aunt, Odette, who tries to turn the kingdom of Biscotti into a theme park for our world. The usual battle of good against evil ensues and Ava is helped by her BMX friend from the other world, Ethan.   

Unusually here Marie Basing uses a first person narrative.  However this really works as it gives us a real sense of Ava’s personality. 

This is a long book – some 282 pages. The text is blocked and an adult font is used but it is double-spaced. Each chapter heading is illuminated with a monochrome sketch.  Throughout the books are further monochrome illustrations by Flavia Sorrentino.  

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