Friday, November 07, 2008

The Sisters 8

Annie, Durinda, Georgie, Jackie, Marcia, Petal, Rebecca and Zinnia are sisters. In fact, they are octuplets. On New Years Eve 2007, their lives suddenly changed. Their mother went to the kitchen to get some eggnog, and their father went outside to chop some wood, and they simply never returned. The girls frantically go around the house looking for their parents but all that they find is a note. An unsigned note telling the sisters that they each possess a power, and will each find a gift, before they can discover what happened to their folks.

How can eight girls (and their eight cats) find their powers, gifts, and parents while figuring out how to do things like paying the bills, making breakfast, and driving to school?

Each book is an adventure that leads the readers through a mystery where all of the sisters are involved, but the action focuses on one of the girls. Annie's Adventures highlights Annie and her power, whereas book 2 Durinda's Dangers highlights Durinda. Each girl has a distinct personality and the mix of all of them together results in something quite hilarious.

Part Snickett, part Dahl with a little dash of Gorey, author Lauren Baratz-Logsted along with Greg Logsted and Jackie Logsted have created a series that is perfect for the younger tween set. I have already test-driven the first two titles with my 4th graders, and they are bugging me for more. With 8 sisters, there is a character for every reader. Fun, fun, fun.

7 comments:

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

On behalf of all the TSE authors, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Stacy Dillon said...

Lauren: Thanks for stopping by! The books are such fun...I can't wait to read about my fav sister - Petal!

Jen Robinson said...

This sounds really fun, Stacy. Thanks for the recommendation!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

OMG, Stacy, I would *not* have pegged you for a Petalite. Can you imagine what she'll do with power???

Stacy Dillon said...

...which is EXACTLY why I can't wait for it!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

HA! Again, thank you so much for enjoying the books. I hope you enjoy the rest just as much.

Tina said...

Lauren & daughter, My 10 year old daughter LOVES your books. She reads them so quickly wanting more. She wants to collect the whole series. Thanks for writing books that we love to read. We have read the first 3 & just pre ordered 4. Thanks again! We cant wait to see what happened to mom & dad!
PS My daughters Elementary school bought the first book & has been ording the rest because Jessie is telling all her friends to read it!