The Mystery of the Gold Coin (Greetings from Somewhere series #1) by Harper Paris
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
This is the first book in the currently 8 book Greetings from Somewhere series by Harper Paris. When Ella and Ethan’s mother gets a job as the travel writer for the Brookeston Times, the twins find out that they will be visiting different foreign cities so she can write about them. This is the introduction book as the family packs up their belongings and gets ready for their big move. Grandpa Harry gives the twins bon voyage presents, a journal for Ella and a gold coin for Ethan. When Ethan discovers that his gold coin is missing, he and Ella go on a search to find it. This series is geared towards readers between ages 5 and 7, with large text and lots of illustrations. There’s a glossary in the back of the book with different international phrases used in the story, with the language and its definition. My almost seven year-old son loved that the print was so large in this book and that it had lots of pictures. He’s an advanced reader for his age and read this book in about 30 minutes in one sitting. He enjoyed the book and is looking forward to reading the next one in the series. This book was only okay for me as a parent. I am hoping that as the family starts travelling the world, the stories get more interesting and informative. I think this series has great potential. We will be reading the second book in the series soon, The Mystery of the Mosaic, which takes place in Italy.
*We borrowed this book from the library.