Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Angelica Banks, Stevie Lewis, Adventure, Writing, Coming Of Age
Finding Serendipity follows Tuesday McGillicuddy on a daring quest to find her mother, famous author, Serendipity Smith. Just as she is finishing the latest book in her famous Vivienne Small series, Serendipity goes missing from her writing room. Tuesday, along with her dog Baxterr, set off to solve the mystery of her disappearance. While investigating her mother's writing room, Tuesday starts to type out her story on her mother's typewriter and is carried off to a secret land just for authors. Upon arrival, she meets a librarian, who sets Tuesday on her way. However, rather than creating her own world, Tuesday enters the one her mother created. Back home, Serendipity has returned from her journey to find her daughter gone. Desperate to help Tuesday, Serendipity starts to interfere. Tuesday, alongside Vivienne have to fight Vivienne’s arch enemy, Mothwood, who was brought back to life by Serendipity. Tuesday ends up back as the library where the librarian explains the potential Tuesday’s words and ideas have, potential that could help her become an author like her mother. Tuesday then goes up against Mothwood, and comes out victorious. She and Baxterr say goodbye to their new friend and return back home to Tuesday’s relieved parents. After she explains her adventure to her parents, Tuesday helps her mother finish her latest book with a promise of more adventure to come.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37:
8, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss8/14