How exciting, a fantastic review of The Bagman from Best Fantasy Book Series!
Here is an excerpt:
The Bagman is a children’s book that we thoroughly enjoyed. It starts with beautiful prose then works its way into a great story for kids. We especially liked the fact that the story is a cautionary tale for children. The moral of the story is that you should be careful in what you believe and the choices you make, because they can have big consequences for you and others in your life.
Rachael McKay does a great job of setting up the story and the mystery slowly within Abigail’s backstory. She mixes the backstory and the present with some nice philosophy to build Abigail’s character. Here’s an example of a few simple sentences that have a large impact on how we view Abigail: The Bagman wasn’t real, and if he was, she didn’t believe in him. Sometimes she didn’t even believe in herself. It made life easier.
The author uses a sassy narrator voice to weave a fun story with immediate risk and future mystery. Add to that a child living in an orphanage with hostile guardians and we have the setup for plenty of conflict and anticipation.
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