There aren’t enough positive descriptive words to clearly portray how much I adore The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Aussie author Jaclyn Moriarty. Everything about this book is absolutely perfect! It’s filled with adventure, whimsy, mystery and wit, and written with such perfection it is impossible to put down. The characters are rich, believable and diverse in personality with Bronte in particular being so warm, sassy and delightful, you can’t help but love her. On top of all that, the gorgeous illustrations by Kelly Canby compliment the story perfectly.
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone is aimed at 9 – 12 year olds however younger children would enjoy it being read to them, and older children will appreciate the layered themes.
‘I was ten years old when my parents were killed by pirates. This did not bother me as much as you might think – I hardly knew my parents.Bronte Mettlestone’s parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby, leaving her to be raised by her Aunt Isabelle and the Butler. She’s had a perfectly pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons – and no adventures, thank you very much. But Bronte’s parents have left extremely detailed (and bossy) instructions for Bronte in their will. The instructions must be followed to the letter, or disaster will befall Bronte’s home. She is to travel the kingdoms and empires, perfectly alone, delivering special gifts to her ten other aunts. There is a farmer aunt who owns an orange orchard and a veterinarian aunt who specialises in dragon care, a pair of aunts who captain a cruise ship together and a former rockstar aunt who is now the reigning monarch of a small kingdom.’
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