Kid’s Book Review: Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup

Kid’s Book Review: Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup

About the Book and Author

Young readers who enjoy magical stories look out for this book. It is the first in a new fantasy series for readers aged 7-11, about a girl called Yesterday who has fox ears.

Yesterday Crumb is no ordinary girl. She was born with fox ears that have cursed her to a lonely life working in the circus and her origins are a complete mystery. But she is about to escape into the adventure of a lifetime when she learns that she’s a strangeling who’s lost her magic.


Yesterday Crumb

Andy Sagar writes stories, mostly for children (and for grown-ups who feel like they could use an adventure now and again). he was raised in Yorkshire but now live between London, where he wrote this book, and Cambridge, where he is working on a PhD about witchcraft.

He says his stories are all about the magic that can be found in things we often overlook, like tea and books and flowers and the aspects of ourselves that make us feel different to everybody else.  Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup is his first children’s book to be published. Congratulations!

Book Review

I'd recommend this book to people if you like magic and wizardry.

Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup is great for children aged 7 year plus because of some parts of the story that are scarier than others. As well as scary moments there are many happy and surprising times so I would definitely recommend this book. I’d also recommend this book to people if you like magic and wizardry.

It starts with a girl with a unique feature – fox ears. This girl is called Yesterday Crumb and she has lived in a circus cage her whole life. All Yesterday has in her possession is a book named ‘A pocket book of fairies’ to keep her company. Until, she meets a familiar (a fairy) named Madrigal. Yesterday finds out that her fox ears might mean something.

Through the story, there are many interesting links that meet up and you think they are clever. The author made it very easy to understand the points in the book by explaining it very well. It was quite different to things I’ve read before but I really liked it.

I think my favorite part was the end but no spoiler alert because you can read it to find it out for yourself!

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Eliza
  • Age: 9 years
  • Likes: science, McFly and getting up early
  • Dislikes: yoghurt
  • Favourite Book: The Danger Gang by Tom Fletcher
  • Favourite Film: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Favourite Song: Surfer Babe by McFly