Burgher and the Woebegone by Kim Chatel is an engaging interactive adventure for tweens everywhere.
Burgher the gnome certainly didn’t do Oxtail Orchard any good when he drove the Apple Tree Man away. Now it’s dark and gray spring after spring. A cloud of doom follows the nasty gnome around as he lives among the slugs and mushrooms. That’s okay with him. The animals, however, aren’t happy.
Maybe you can help Burgher make the right choices and bring sunshine back to Oxtail Orchard.
I’m familiar with Chatel’s books for younger readers: A Talent for Quiet and Rainbow Sheep. This is the first time I’ve seen her write a book for tweens. She should definitely continue. Burgher and the Woebegone is a delightful and magical story that makes reading an interactive adventure. Readers choose where they would like to go in the story, allowing them to read the book several times over with different results.
Talented artist, Samantha Bell, provided the cover art and interior illustrations for Burgher and the Woebegone. Having worked on As I Watch by Chitra Soundar and Shaping Up the Year by Tracey Cox, Bell’s black and white illustrations add the perfect touch to this wonderful story.
If you’re looking for a fun story that will engage your tween reader, then you’ll find it in Burgher and the Woebegone by Kim Chatel.
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