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Mrs. Parsley Makes a Delivery: and Other Stories Paperback – June 19, 2016
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About the Author
Julian Padowicz was seven years old and Jewish in Warsaw, Poland when WWII broke out. He and his mother made a dramatic escape from occupied Poland and the Holocaust over the Carpathian Mountains. His memoir of this experience, “Mother and Me: Escape from Warsaw, 1939” was named Book of the Year for 2006. He has written three sequels, chronicling his odyssey to safety in America. In addition, he has written a series of humorous novels about a retired college professor, lightly modeled after himself. Padowicz has served as a navigator in the United States Air Force, a documentary film script writer, and as president of BusinessFilm International, a documentary and educational film production company. He lives currently in Hampton, VA.
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It IS because children love it. My grandchildren are 6 and 9.
And it ISN'T because it's really also a great book for 80-year-olds. I found it simply enthralling. I expect
that everyone who picks it up will feel the same way.
Kudos to Mr. Padowicz - and let's hear more from my new love, Mrs. Parsley
Mrs. Parsley is a friendly witch that makes friends easily with someone in each story. She takes unique approaches to helping out each mythical being since her level of magic is nothing compared to that of Santa, the Easter Bunny, and all of the others. Mrs. Parsley also engages those she encounters to help her in the quest of the story.
This is a wonderful book for youngsters. Each story is well thought out and creatively written. A fun book full of adventure!
Review copy courtesy of the publisher, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.
Mrs. Parsley is a good witch who with her dependable cat Laptop is a substitute for Santa, the Easter Bunny, and other fairy godmothers. However she does not possess their magic and must find her own means to get the job done.
This book was so charming. The book contains many different chapters with each of them being a different errand or job that Mrs. Parsley and her cat Laptop do. Laptop is Mrs. Parsley's magical cat that helps her with directions and controlling her broomstick. These two were so well written and I instantly adored them. Each little chapter story was a delight and was such a cozy read. While not being a large book, It was only about 128 pages and I felt it was perfect. The only complaint I had was that in some parts it felt a little overly descriptive but it was not enough that I would lower my rating. I'd like to see more little stories like this! Thank you Ravenswood for letting me read this in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars from me.
Friendly, wise, affectionate, Mrs. Parsley is always ready with a guiding hand. Aide to the likes of Santa, and the Tooth Fairy, she also engages those she helps so they are part of the solution to their problems.
Mrs. Parsley reminds us to use our heads. Her "Laptop" is a cat, and provides help when needed, but Mrs. P's "technology" is within her.
( It also seems natural to me that she must have been on "young" Julian's shoulder throughout his memoirs. )