Friday, June 01, 2007
I finished The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax yesterday. It is the first novel in the Mrs. Pollifax series. I believe there are atleast 12. I am listening to them on tape. This first book took awhile to get going, but then it was quite fun. It's not the most lyrical writing or the best character development, and it's not deep. These books are just for fun, but I do think they are fun to listen to with kids because Dorothy Gilman had a good command of the English language and so there are a lot of good vocabulary words in her books. Little c loved the story. She is a big fan of Nancy Drew (yes, we can't wait for the movie) so, a granny CIA agent is fun too.
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax begins by introducing an Emily Pollifax who has buried her husband and raised her children. She does volunteer work everyday, but one day as she is watering her geraniums on the roof of her apartment building, she realizes that it would be so easy to just take a step off into oblivion. She is bored out of her mind. So she decides to take a trip to Langley, Virginia and volunteer her services as a spy. Yep... Boredom no more. I think anyone over the age of eight could really enjoy these books on tape. The are fun summer reads. We are beginning The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax today.