The Orphan Band of Springdale ~Book Review~

The Orphan Band of Springdale

The Orphan Band of Springdale (ARC)

By: Anne Nesbet

Expected Publication: April 10, 2018

Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Very Clean (Middle-grade fiction. Topics to consider: orphans, fugitives, bullying, war, injury, and lying.)

5 stars

Who knew a book about World War II could be so extremely sweet and beautiful?! I loved this book so much! A lot of it made me think of The Penderwicks and A Series of Unfortunate Events mushed together.

The author’s writing style is absolutely perfect for middle-grade fiction, but it’s also a nice read for adults. A lot of tough subjects (e.g. war, loss of family, unfair treatment by authority, inequality, Nazis) were presented and dealt with nicely, but in a kid-friendly way. It was so realistic and down-to-earth with just a little sprinkle of the magic of childhood.

It is a story (at its root) about a girl, with her beloved French horn, who discovers how one little kid can make a big difference, even in a war-stricken world.

The Orphan Band of Springdale was adorable, interesting, sad, and meaningful all at the same time, and I loved it.

 

~I was sent a free ecopy of this book from NetGalley and Candlewick Press for an honest review~
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