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September 06, 2016

The Boy with 17 Senses by @SheilaGrau @ABRAMSbooks #BookReview

 
 
Every resident of the planet Yipsmix has synesthesia—they don’t just hear sounds; they see and taste them, too. On this unusual planet, poor Jaq Rollop must save his family’s farm. To do so, Jaq is forced to sell his beloved pet and only friend. Trusting and na.ve, Jaq gets swindled into trading his pet for a seemingly worthless key. But then something very strange happens. The key leads Jaq through a wormhole to a terrifying and magical land full of riches, overwhelming sensations, and giants. The name of this frightening land? Earth.





Sheila Grau is the author of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Visit www.sheilagrau.com.




This was a very inventive retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk.  I loved the idea of everyone having so many senses however, I would never want that many.  The over stimulation would probably kill me. I really love how the descriptions made this story come alive.  I really hope that we get another book in this same world.  I would love to read more of it.  This is a great middle grade book for both girls and boys! 











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