YRS Book Club: Kids Chapter

The February meet-up of the Young Readers Society: Kids Chapter will be held on Friday, February 7th, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 

The Kids Chapter is readers in 3rd to 5th grade (ask us about past book selections and content).

The February book selection is The Wonderling, by Mira Bartok.

Young Readers Society Members get 20% OFF monthly Book Club selections using Coupon Code YRS20, plus other surprise special offers.

Summary of The Wonderling

Welcome to Miss Carbunkle’s Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an orphanage for young groundlings (part human, part animal) run by a cunning villainess. For lonely Number Thirteen, a shy, one-eared, foxlike creature, it is the only home he has ever known. When he meets a bird groundling named Trinket, Number Thirteen gains two things: a real name (Arthur, like the good king in the old stories) and a best friend. Trinket and Arthur escape over the high walls of the orphanage and embark on an adventure that will take them out into the wider world and to Arthur’s true destiny: to become the Wonderling and save music for everyone. Rife with steampunk inventions, magical plot twists, and finely detailed illustrations, the paperback edition of Mira Bartók’s debut novel is sure to enchant.

“Arthur’s Dickensian steampunk world is richly imagined and gorgeously described. . . . This story of friendship, hope, and heroics will delight adventure seekers.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Recommended age range: 8 to 12

Event date: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Event address: 
10118 Donner Pass
RD #2
Truckee, CA 96161
The Wonderling Cover Image
By Mira Bartok, Mira Bartok (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536208900
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019