Ms. Mulligan and the Enchanted Ice Cream Tour
Hey there friends!
I am SO excited to share with you today Ms. Mulligan and the Enchanted Ice Cream on their book tour blog stop!
So, here's the synopsis:
Tabby Easterland wakes on her twelfth birthday to find herself magically transformed into the twenty-five-year-old “Ms. Mulligan,” an event witnessed only by her young friends – the platinum-haired southern belle Dolly Hargrave and the hard-boiled urban detective wannabe Kat Dorsett. Hiding her true identity, Ms. Mulligan becomes a teacher at her own school, where a desperate search for answers lead the girls to seek out Tabby’s long-lost father, discover an ancient mystical society, and fight the evil Black and White Sisters–witches determined to complete a long-planned curse upon Tabby. In a race against time, will love be enough to overcome the crippling curse and restore Tabby to her former self?
RIGHT! Totally my reaction!!! ^^^^^
Look, I was totally pumped to read this. It seemed like the CUTEST storyline, and thankfully it totally was! I LALALA LOVE that others in the tour have compared it to 13 going on 30, Freaky Friday, 17 again.. Because it was so much that, AND MORE. Because well
... which means as I kept reading I kept thinking about how much I would've enjoyed this story as a young girl. Tabby has some of the coolest friends (Kat and Dolly) who inevitably realize, "Oh crap. You're an adult, we got your back. We will figure this out." So, first things first right, Tabby decides to become a teacher at her school in hopes of figuring out WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON.
As Tabby goes through her life now as Mrs. Mulligan she finds herself figuring out more and more about her family that at times may seem a little..well.. spooky. (Some long lost "Black and White" sisters, who are actually devious witches, who could possibly be the reason this happened to her.) She also discovers who her father is throughout this journey. Now, as a teacher, this is a tough subject, and one that is far too common. An absent parent and a child who has this urgency to find them and figure out WHY they are absent (HELLO! MY LIFE TOO!) BUT - the way this story carries you through her adventure helps kids to experience this in a healthy, natural way, without getting too out of control and in your emotions (in a negative way.)
Overall, it's totally cute. Will I put it in my classroom? Absolutely. Will I book talk it? Of course. There are kids who want fantasy, but not the kind with flying/talking animals, witches/wizardy/goblins, etc., but just easy fantasy, something that is fun to get lost in, but be able to come out realizing... this could really happen.
Click on the link above to purchase for your classroom, for a family member, for Christmas coming up?! :)