Wonderland by Barbara O’Connor | Video Book Talk

Barbara O’Connor is back with another unforgettable middle grade novel. Readers are going to fall madly in love with the the characters in Wonderland. I cannot wait to share this book with my fifth graders.

Book description (from the publisher):

From Barbara O’Connor, the beloved author of Wish, comes a big-hearted story about the meaning of friendship, the challenges of growing up, and one lovable runaway dog.

Mavis Jeeter is fearless and bold, but she has never lived in one place long enough to have a real best friend. Her flighty mother has uprooted them again to another new home and taken a job as a housekeeper for the Tully family. Mavis wants this home to be permanent–which means finding herself a best friend.

Rose Tully is a worrier who feels like she doesn’t quite fit in with the other girls in her neighborhood. Her closest friend is Mr. Duffy, but he hasn’t been himself since his dog died. Rose may have to break a few of her mother’s many rules to help Mr. Duffy–and find someone who really understands her.

Henry has run away from home, but he craves kindness and comfort–and doesn’t know where to look for them.

When Mavis and Rose hatch a scheme to find Mr. Duffy a new dog, their lives and Henry’s intersect–and they all come to find friendship in places they never expected.

Purchase the book through Indie Bound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780374310608

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One thought on “Wonderland by Barbara O’Connor | Video Book Talk

  1. I loved Wonderland too. I loved Mr. Duffy and all his southern sayings! So authentic. My students will eat this book up. I’m currently reading The Endling, The Colors of the Rsin, and The House with Chicken Legs.

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