It took some effort to get this book, but I now have it in my hands, and I had to read it as soon as I could, which is today. This book was magical, lyrical, musical, fantastical and so much more.
I had to get used with the changing POVs, we switch through all the characters, and at times it was a bit annoying, as you were just reading from Nate’s, only to switch to Liesel. But after a few pages I got used to it, and then I didn’t have any problem with it. In fact I started to like it. Started to like that we saw this magical world through the eyes of not just one, but four characters.
We have another mystery in this one. Though mysteries would be better. We have the mystery of the missing instruments (Where did they go?), the secret of the sea, the secret behind all the music that is being played. It was great fun to read about our group of children finding out all about this place, figuring out all the secrets, and also helping people.
I still love the fact we have a magical umbrella. It is just so much fun, though it is quite magical to see how much one can hang on it/how many people can fly with it. It doesn’t look big at all, but one can do so much with it. It is truly a magical umbrella. 😀
Harper, and her skill of being able to play any instrument, was fun. I loved how she put that orchestra in their place. Go Girl!
The illustrations are once again just absolutely fabulous, and I was delighted each time they passed by (a lot). I especially loved the 2-page illustrations we got at times.
All in all, this is one book I would recommend. It is fun, it has music, it has great characters, lovely art, and much much more.