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Welcome to my blog! My name is Kim and I write young adult paranormal, mysteries, and thrillers. This blog enables me to share the two things I love: Books and the craft of writing.

Ask the Girl is my debut novel. Murdered in 1925, Kate must seek the help of Lila and her sister to save her from her demon prison.

Book "Ask the Girl" by Kim Bartosch

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Whimsical Journey into Art: POPPY THROUGH THE PAINTINGS Book Review

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the POPPY THROUGH THE PAINTINGS by Julie Lucht & Dan McGeehan Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post on this whimsical journey into art and make sure to enter the giveaway!

Book Poppy Through the Painting


My Review:


"Poppy Through the Paintings" by Julie Lucht and Dan McGeehan is a delightful and imaginative children's book that takes readers on a thrilling adventure through the world of art. This enchanting story follows the spirited and inquisitive Poppy as she embarks on a journey that transcends the boundaries of imagination and reality.

The story begins with Poppy's excitement about her school field trip to the art museum. Her enthusiasm for art and exploration is infectious, and readers will quickly find themselves rooting for this adventurous fourth-grader. However, the plot takes an unexpected turn when Poppy accidentally falls into a painting, sending her on a whimsical adventure through a colorful and imaginative world.

Excerpt and illustration from Poppy Through the Painting

Lucht and McGeehan's narrative is both engaging and educational, seamlessly blending elements of art appreciation with an exciting storyline. As Poppy navigates her way through various iconic paintings, including "American Gothic," "Water Lilies," and "Nighthawks," young readers are introduced to famous artworks and their unique styles. This clever approach not only captures the essence of these masterpieces but also encourages children to develop an appreciation for art and the stories it can tell.

Excerpt and illustration from Poppy Through the Painting

The authors craft a well-paced, imaginative narrative, rich in descriptive language that brings the artwork to life in a way that is accessible to young readers. Poppy's journey from one painting to another is filled with excitement, challenges, and unexpected friendships, making her adventure relatable and inspiring for children.

Excerpt and illustration from Poppy Through the Painting

"Poppy Through the Paintings" is beautifully complemented by engaging and vibrant illustrations that add depth and visual appeal to the story. The artwork effectively captures the essence of each painting, creating a visually captivating experience for the reader.

The book's ultimate message is one of inspiration and the power of art to transport us to different worlds and broaden our horizons. Poppy's journey encourages young readers to approach art with a sense of wonder and curiosity, sparking their own creativity and imagination.

Excerpt and illustration from Poppy Through the Painting

In summary, "Poppy Through the Paintings" is a delightful and educational book that introduces children to the world of art in a playful and imaginative way. It combines a heartwarming narrative with iconic artwork, making it a perfect choice for parents, teachers, and young readers alike. Julie Lucht and Dan McGeehan have created a charming and inspiring story that will leave a lasting impression, encouraging children to explore the world of art with enthusiasm and a sense of adventure.



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