Title: From the Magical Mind of Mindy Munson
Author: Nikki Bennett
Genre: Children's Fantasy
Number of Pages: 116
Synopsis: Every house has a history. This House has a mystery.
When the orphaned Munson kids move with their aunt to The House, Mindy Munson discovers strange creatures living there already. Ghosts. Dragons. Leprechauns. And a scary Thing lurking in the basement.
Mindy’s older sister Susie is determined to find out where these creatures came from and why they’re living in the Munson’s house. With the help of the next-door neighbors and an old lady named Mrs. Wemberley, Susie, Mindy and their brothers unravel The House’s amazing secrets. And along the way, they discover some incredible secrets about themselves.
From the Magical Mind of Mindy Munson is the enchanting tale of four siblings who find themselves living in a house brimming with an array of whimsical and creepy creatures.
After the death of their parents the four Munson children, Susie, Tucker, Jesse, and Mindy move in with their Aunt Julie. In an effort to help ease the loss of their parents and give them a happy home to grow up in, Julie purchases an old house outside the city. "The House," as the kids refer to it, is large, drafty, and crawling with strange critters. Mindy, the youngest of the four, doesn't talk, except to her twin brother Jesse, but Mindy sees things. She is able to identify every abnormal inhabitant of their new place. As the strange occurrences are confirmed Susie, Tucker, and Jesse learn not to question her. Mindy reveals "The House's" many secrets and with her help, she and the rest of the Munson kids set out to solve the mystery of the unusual creatures, but what they learn about themselves is priceless.
I thoroughly enjoyed From the Magical Mind of Mindy Munson. The author uses humor and creative characters to easily captivate readers. The story is narrated by the oldest Munson child, Susie, but is based on the visions of little Mindy. This approach works well for the story and adds to the intrigue. The author touches on bullying, loss, and second chances in this well-written tale which teaches readers the importance of family.
I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.