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The Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks by Emily Kenny

Genre: Adventure, Children’s Book
Publisher: Rock the Boat
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

Sometimes all it takes is a little magic to find your voice…
Alice Tonks is eager to make friends at boarding school, but she’s always found it hard to fit in. Then she discovers she is a switcher and can talk to animals.
As she starts to explore her newfound abilities, to her horror she learns that creatures are going missing. Only Alice holds the key to solving the mystery, but she’ll need to harness her full powers first. And to do that she’ll need a bit of help from her new friends – animal and human alike.


My Thoughts

Who would not love an amazing adventure with a complex young girl and animals? I am in!
Alice is a very special character, she is autist, so it’s not always easy to connect with other people. This treat  will also make her more approachable as a reader and great for readers to feel represented.
This is the story of Alice that will start at a boarding school, she knows that it’s not easy for her to make friends so when she discovers that she can talk with animals a lot of doors will open for her. And maybe she fill find the friends she deserves in the process!
I love how the books you can read now have real characters, with real problems and situations that younger readers can understand or can see that we are all different and we deserve respect and trust.
This is a beautiful story, full of action, twists and lovely characters. I can’t stop talking about it and reading it with my son!
Are you ready for “The Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks”?


About The Author

Like Alice, Emily Kenny is autistic and wanted to write her debut novel about an autistic child protagonist. Emily studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, completed the MA in Children’s Literature at Roehampton University and was part of the Spark Mentor scheme with WriteMentor. She works as a secondary school English teacher and Special Educational Needs coordinator. Emily lives in London and is available for bookshop and school events.