Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

Ophelia and the Marvelous BOyOphelia and the Marvelous Boy

by Karen Foxlee

Publication Date: January 28, 2014


Barnes and Noble

Random House


Unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard doesn’t believe in anything that can’t be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia’s help.

As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested. Along the way she learns more and more about the boy’s own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world.

A story within a story, this a modern day fairytale is about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up.

My Review:

I recieved this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and fair review.

This is a wonderfully written middle grade book.  Ophelia is the unlikely heroine.  He father has been called to the museum to set up the sword display, as a result he is distracted and she has time to poke around.  When she comes across a boy locked in a room her scientific brain finds his story hard to believe.

The Marvelous boy is every old and he comes from very far away.  He is looking for the Other One.  The one that will save our world and everyone else’s from the snow queen.

As the Marvelous boy tells Ophelia about his journeys the story twist and turns threw this very large museum.  Ophelia is charged with freeing the boy and helping him find the Other One.

This book is magical and fun.  It was a wonderfully charming story and I recommend it for anyone, not just middle grades.

PicsArt_1375992687897G what more can I say.  It’s a middle grade book.


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