Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Waiting On" Wednesday! 10

The Sisters 8 Book 1: Annie's Adventures by Lauren Baratz-Logsted with Greg Logsted and Jackie Logsted

A rather large problem has befallen the Huit girls. (Sisters, actually. Octuplets to be exact.) One particular New Year’s Eve, the girls wait for their mommy to bring them hot chocolate and their daddy to return with more wood for the fire. But they don’t. Mommy and Daddy, that is. They’re gone. Poof! Maybe dead—no one knows for sure. You must see the problem here. Eight little girls on their own, no mommy or daddy to take care of them. This is not a good thing. So now these little girls, must take care of themselves. Get to school, cook the meals, feed the cats (eight of them, too), and pay the bills. They can’t ask for help, oh no. Any self-respecting adult would surely call in social services, and those well-meaning people would have to split them up. After losing their parents, being split up would be completely unbearable. At the same time, the question remains:What happened to Mommy and Daddy? The Sisters Eight (as they are called, affectionately and otherwise) are determined to find out. Luckily, they do seem to have someone or something helping them. Notes keep appearing behind a loose brick in the fireplace. It’s a good old-fashioned mystery with missing (or dead) parents, nosy neighbors, talking refrigerators, foul-smelling fruitcake (is there any other kind?), and even a little magic. Eight little girls, eight cats, and one big mystery—let the fun begin!

Annie’s Adventures, wherein the girls’ parents go missing (or die) and the girls learn each one has a power and gift. Annie, being the oldest, is the first to discover hers.

Released on December 29th 2008!

Check out the website here! (there are even paper dolls you can cut out!)

This sounds like the beginning of a great series! 8 little girls looking for their parents and they have powers/gifts! Sounds like a great mix of family and mystery! How cute is it that it was written by the Logsted family! Reminds me a little bit of Lemony Snicket which I loved!

What are you waiting on this week?

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!


  1. Anonymous3:15 AM

    aww the cover is shooo cute :)

  2. Anonymous7:58 AM

    You only have to wait for 5 more days.

  3. Sounds like a really fun mystery -- I like the hidden notes. Thanks for reviewing it!

  4. You always pick the most interesting books. This one looks really cute.

  5. It sounds cute. I might have to check it out. :)

  6. Anonymous12:34 PM

    I have to add this to my list.

  7. Alea, I'm honored you selected the first Sisters Eight book for a "Waiting On Wednesday" feature!

    And everyone else who commented, thank you so much for your interest! (As I write this, my eight-year-old co-author Jackie is reading every word over my shoulder.)

  8. Anonymous8:34 PM

    This does sounds like a great one. Love that cover and wow, the author dropped in. :)

  9. I'll definitely will be buying this and then reviewing it so watch for it! It sounds like a great bit of fun doesn't it!

    Lauren- Thank you for stopping by! It sounds like a great series you and your family have created!


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