Liesl & Po is a great book. Part one catches the reader in a magnificent mixture of emotions that touches your heart with the loss of a mother and father and the meanest of all which is Liesl’s stepmother.
Liesl is a girl with no mother or father and a terrible stepmother. One who locks Liesl in the attic bedroom for THIRTEEN MONTHS and had the servants that she hired with Liesls fathers money walk up 3 flights of stairs with a tray of food and a drink.
While Liesl was locked in the attic she had company from a ghost on the Other Side where Liesl’s father was but not her mother. The ghosts name is Po and he and his pet, Bundle, come to visit Liesl . Liesl asked Po to deliver a message saying “I love and miss you”. Po says he will do it in exchange of one Liesl’s drawings.
What others are saying about LIESL & PO…
“With nods to Dahl, Dickens, the Grimms, and even Burnett, the author has made something truly original.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Classic fairy tale elements weave throughout this spirited, old-fashioned adventure. [Liesl & Po] testifies to the power of friendship and generosity to conquer greed and depression.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“With her third book, Lauren Oliver (Before I Fall; Delirium) creates another highly original world, this one for middle-grade readers.”Shelf Awareness