Come See the Fair

Knopf. Apr. 2023. 336p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780593378663.
Gr 3-7–Come see the Fair! is what Eva keeps hearing the voices tell her. Unsure of what this means, her psychic powers lead her onto a train headed for Chicago where the World’s Fair is taking place. She does not know the purpose for this trip, and readers don’t really find out until the very end. The vivid description of the characters and setting is alluring and feels perfectly surreal, which will keep readers engaged. The more complex vocabulary makes this perfect for younger, strong readers.
VERDICT This story, intended for middle school readers, combines magic mixed with adventure and mystery and throws a little bit of historical fiction into it, would also attract high school and adult readers as well.

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