Kid’s Book Review: The Secret Society of Very Important Post

Kid’s Book Review: The Secret Society of Very Important Post

About the Book and Author

It’s 1953, just days from the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, and Penny Black can’t get into the summer holiday spirit. Not when she’s about to move to Scotland – and away from everything she knows – for good. But when Wishyouwas plops into the fireplace in a cloud of soot and chaos, with a summons from the Royal Postmistress herself, all of Penny’s plans suddenly go up in smoke.

The intrepid pair are soon on the trail of a mysterious traitor and a potentially deadly plot to halt the coronation. Their investigation will take them across London’s busy streets, high up in the air and deeper into danger than they’ve ever been before …

Alexandra Page is the author of WishYouWas series. She also wrote The Fire Fox and The Worry Tiger.

Penny Neville-Lee is a painter and illustrator specialising in children’s illustration that’s enjoyed by children and adults alike. She has an MA in Painting from The Royal College of Art.

Book Review

This book is magical and I recommend it to everyone who likes adventure stories

I really enjoyed reading this story. This is a great mystery and adventure story set in London at the time of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.

I love the characters of Wishyouwas and Penny. They have a wonderful friendship and really care for each other.

The Sorters are very interesting and I loved the description of the Bureau where they live and work.

The illustrations throughout the book brought the story to life.

This book is magical and I recommend it to everyone who likes adventure stories.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Anyanka
  • Age: 10 years
  • Likes: Cats, books and dancing
  • Dislikes: Dogs and football
  • Favourite Book: The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson
  • Favourite Song: Wonderland by Taylor Swift
  • Favourite Movie: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets