After loving Susie Bower’s first book, The School for Nobodies, I was really looking forward to her second middle grade fantasy with Pushkin Press.
The Three Impossibles is a fascinating story of secrets, discovering the truth and the power of having an enquiring mind. 11-year-old Mim’s mother died the day Mim was born when a curse was cast on their entire town. Isolated in the castle behind high walls, Mim is forbidden from venturing to the Outside. No matter how many questions she asks or how much she longs for freedom, her father, the king, only criticises her for asking too many questions and leaves her in the care of her grumpy nanny, “Foggy”.
The life of a princess just isn’t for Mim. She doesn’t want to grow up and face her destiny. She wants to find out what really happened to her mother and why the town is living in such unhappiness. One day, a visitor arrives from the outside.- a new governess for Mim who is tasked with teaching her how to be royal.
When Mim discovers that Madame Marionette has an evil plan, she decides to face up to the greed, lies and darkness around her to try to save them all. Perhaps a book with a glowing title, The Three Impossibles, has the answer. Add wonderfully mysterious creatures of the air and the sea to create a quest full of adventure and intrigue.
Thank you to Pushkin Press for this dark, mysterious, strong-girl adventure!
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