Costumes make the child in this fantasy about
|5 stars from Readers Favorite
night, the wayward Sadie leads her friends past cardboard cut-outs of the painter Mistral and a lady at the leaf-covered house
on Windward Road. A wall mural transports them to an enchanted star where their costumes become real.
Sadie only has to look in her crystal ball to help the others with their transformations. Her friend Candy is the Homecoming
Queen and her brother has turned into a zebra. The neighbor boy has become George Washington and his brother is a musician
in the star band.
That begins the adventures of Sadie and the enchanted children who make up the bizarre star community.
Then Mistral's woman friend finds that her star-of-sapphire necklace is missing. After the gangster Riff Raff is accused,
he displays a map and riddles for a treasure hunt. The winner must locate the Tooth Fairy, pass by a weredog, and follow directions
to an invisible unicorn to be granted a boon from Enchanter Mistral. But other wishes have to be discovered.
'"The House in
Windward Leaves" is a thrilling tale...highly recommended.' - The Midwest Book Review
"One cannot help but laugh at the adventures and antics of Sadie and her friends along with the great cast of characters
at the party. The book is well written with a great plot to it for being a children's book. It's ideal for any child's home
library." - Lynn F, Readers Favorite
"Parents will appreciate the special lessons hidden in the story to encourage individuality and imagination....Overall,
this is a great holiday read..." - Shannon Yarbrough, LL Book Review
"Ms. Holmes uses humor very effectively ... Each character has an engagingly distinct voice." - Kid Lit
"...this book is just like a child's imagination..." - Melissa T. Liban; Illustrations, Writing, Book Reviews,
"This book is filled with humour and adventures, and children
can't help feeling they are there with them..." - Faith Mortimer, author or Assassin's Village and The Crossing.
"The House in Windward Leaves is a great read for girls with
the ability to also capture the interest of boys. The ease in reading is perfect for the struggling young reader" -
MG Villesca, teacher and author of The Bully in ME.
"The author has created an amazing new world...This
was a very exciting and engaging book that I think young readers would love! - Sarah Renee, author of The Tiger Princess
|Sadie looks into her crystal ball