The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton : Book 1: Crash-Landing on Ooleeoo
A modern fairy tale for the smart reader - the precocious child and the clever adult. What if the thing you're most insecure about is what saved the world? The most embarrassing secret Tilda Pinkerton, the magical hat maker, keeps hidden from the children she teaches - is her most miraculous gift. The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton is a story of inter-galactic crisis with bionic bugs on a mission to capture the great Tilda Pinkerton and destroy her magical hats before she can spread her Light across the galaxy. Written in a wonderfully lyrical way that will appeal to fans of Dr. Seuss, Star Trek, Matilda Wormwood, and Harry Potter with every character's name being a verbal play on their personalities. Quinn, for example, is Quinn Quisquilious, who works with rubbish to create new things. Belinda Balletomania is just that - obsessed with ballet. And of course Aaron Arachnophobia is the spider desperately afraid of himself. SYNOPSIS: Somewhere out in the Sombrero Galaxy, Tilda Pinkerton--mystical maker of mysterious, magnificent, magical hats--is being hunted by the Keeper of Darkness. Yet Tilda does not recall anything at all, after a tremendous fall. No one on Ooleeoo, where Tilda crash-landed, knows she is from another planet. Only Star Jumper Randy can tell her-but he's light years away, frantically searching for his missing love, desperate that without her, the entire galaxy soon may be lost. Even in the middle of cosmic danger, Tilda loves to create hats, for which she has a rare and uncanny knack. All who receive them sparkle, in fact-and spark their innermost talent. With a Tilda hat, people can suddenly do whatever they dream of, causing brilliant ideas to grow madly. With Gladys the toad, who thinks she's a cat, and Frank the fish, who lives in her hat, Tilda must discover who she is and what her enemy wants from her so badly. But the Mayor of Moodle has other plans, including a ban on all wearing of hats, everywhere on Ooleeoo. His dark and forbidding actions coincide with something unworldly, threatening all and turning Ooleeoo upside down, literally. In this first in a series of Tilda Pinkerton adventures, Tilda must fight the battle of her life and risk all-even the galaxy and stars-by revealing her most electrifying secret. The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton is a delightful read for all ages and a must have for stargazers, astronomy nerds, word-geeks, book lovers, and anyone who has a hat.
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 152 x 229 x 15mm | 404g
- 31 Jul 2012
- Quiet Owl Books
About Angela Shelton
Angela Shelton is an author, actor, and public speaker. She has been writing since she was eight years old. Her first novel was adapted into the movie Tumbleweeds. Angela won a regional Emmy award for her portrayal of Safe Side Superchick in The Safe Side video series created by Baby Einstein's Julie Clark. After living in Los Angeles for over a decade, Angela left the big city for a one-light country town to marry her first love and fulfill her dream of writing books in a barn house. After seeing how intelligent and clever kids are, Angela incorporated the character of Tilda Pinkerton into an entire line of book projects, each geared towards a different age group to teach larger vocabulary and concepts. The more you can read the more you learn about Tilda and her adventures.
Our customer reviews
If you pick this book up and manage to put it down without having sore ribs than I suggest you not pick up any more books ever. I loved Angela Shelton's Tilda Pinkerton novel. There was such an air of nostalgia to it that I couldn't help but remember what it was like to read with that child like wonder and carefree attitude. Tilda Pinkerton reminded me so much of Mary Poppins and Nanny McPhee just because of the sheer outrageousness of her character. I honestly don't know when the last time I enjoyed such a unique and completely original story. I thought she was wonderful and her antics had me in stitches so often it was a wonder I could catch my breath at all. The story, the characters, the world building and all nifty little made up words that Angela created. I loved the adventurous spirit that Tilda embodied. If I were able to go back in time 12 to 13 years ago I think I would have counted this among one of my favourites. Luckily though books know no age restrictions on how old you can be to enjoy something and I do count this as among one of my favourite novels that I've read this year simply because it is the book that made me the happiest. I strongly recommend that everyone should read this novel. It's wonderful for those young and old because it has a little bit of everything in it to satisfy the reader in everyone. I can definitely see this as being a wonderful novel to read aloud to kids or if you have none, to read on a quiet rainy day curled up on the couch with your favourite hot beverage allowing a sea of nostalgia to wash over you. *I received a complementary copy of this book in exchange for my FREE and HONEST review.show moreby Kimberly Roy