I purchased this book for my seven-year-old granddaughter who is well above her grade level in reading. Together we discovered a delightful story by Ann Barnes, “Maggie’s Gravy Train Adventure: An Electric Eclectic Book.”
The story begins with little Maggie Walker and her mother Marie setting off an adventure to a magical land called Eat-a-lot. Boarding a train powered by gravy with wheels made of biscuits they meet a conductor named Thomas who is made of gingerbread. The train runs along tracks made of cookies. Everything in this story is related to tasty treats. Soon they are waiting to be served their breakfast by their waiter Chocolate Chip.
Unfortunately, the biscuit wheels begin to crumble. Rosy the baker, with help from a fairy named Sprite, begins to hurriedly make fresh biscuits. Soon the train is moving again.
Colorful adventures follow as the train makes the journey to Eat-a-lot. As they pass through an ice storm and Fairyland, Maggie and her mother meet a little girl named Mandy and her mother.
There are mysteries that the girls solve along the way. Finally arriving in Eat-a-lot, they meet Rosy Posy’s sister, Betty Spaghetti. They stay in the Cake Batter Inn and get to explore the land of Eat-a-lot.
All in all, this is a cute story for children. Independent readers will appreciate learning some new words, and younger readers will be able to follow along easily as they are read to. I recommend this book to children five and older. Younger children may need a parent to read to them, but older children and children who read early can enjoy this imaginative story with no trouble. In my granddaughter’s words, this is a fun book.
Electric Eclectic books are written by some of the best indie authors around. Electric Eclectic books are introductory works, complete stories showing each author’s writing style and narrative forms.
Offering these short works lets you immerse
yourself in some wonderful fictional escapism and relaxation. With Electric Eclectic you can truly be on your way to finding your next favourite read.
Once you have read our author’s fantastic stories you shall want to read their full-length books too.
Say goodbye to ‘dodgy’, inferior writes.
You can rest assured with an Electric Eclectic Book’s quality. All of our books have undergone scrutiny to ensure the stories meet our exacting standards.
Once you have found the Electric Eclectic tales you enjoy most, you will have found your next favourite author and can start to work your way through their full-length books and novels knowing you will thoroughly enjoy their writing.