It is Day 2 of the blog tour for The Boy in the Post and I am sharing my review of this extraordinary adventure from the wonderfully imaginative Holly Rivers!
An exciting adventure turned mystery!
Orinthia, Seafra and Taber, the Shalloo siblings, get themselves jobs at the Mail Menagerie for the summer holidays. Meeting the boisterous Brock family, their incredible animails and helping to train a pair of pelicans is an unbelievable and wonderful summer. Making fast friends and quickly finding their feet with the creatures, these siblings are as happy as they have ever been.
Mum always works late and barely sees them, or registers them, so the Shalloo siblings have no reservations about spending the summer out of their home. Desperate for more from their parent, the trio rely on each other for comfort, support and time.
During a training session with the adult pelican, Taber sends it on its first oversees mission to New York. When the bird doesn’t return as expected, Taber is understandably upset and makes a bold decision.
Taber posts himself to New York to find Geronimo! Orinthia and Seafra know they must follow and their adventure becomes daring and courageous, especially once the entire world begins looking for them. Their adventure takes on all forms on transport with some brilliant characters met along the way- some who help and some who hinder!
The why’s of this hunt for the children come to light along the way along with an exceptional cast of characters. Bold women, brave explorers and new friends pave the way for the Shalloo siblings! They in turn learn some valuable and heartfelt lessons.
I loved this adventure and the personalities of each character were so well written I could picture this great gang of children running wild in the village.