Monday, December 8, 2014

KidLit Book Review: Maya and Filippo See Impossible Things in the Garden City

Title: Maya & Filippo See Impossible Things in the Garden City
Author: Alinka Rutkowska
Illustrator: Konrad Checinski
ISBN-13: 978-1500306359
ISBN-10: 1500306355

Maya and Filippo’s unique life living aboard a cruise ship provides them the opportunity to explore different places and cultures throughout the world. Their parents encourage their adventurous minds and capability of thinking outside the box. Maya and Filippo approach each day with a can do attitude. Their latest stop, Christchurch, New Zealand awaits them, but first will the other children’s negative comments of Maya and Filippo’s imaginations prevent them from exploring? Find out in the latest adventure of Maya and Filippo.

Author, Alinka Rutkowska expertly creates a world of exploration and imagination through the eyes of children. To round out the appeal the author has included a quiz and fun facts at the end. Visit Ms. Rutkowska at

The alluring illustrations by Konrad Checinski makes Maya and Filippo’s world come alive.

Purchase: Amazon Kindle


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  1. Looks like a fun read! Love the title too.

    1. It's a neat book, one that will certainly spark the imagination of children!

  2. Great title , enjoyed the post.

  3. Is that a series? Because they could visit cities the world over.

    1. Yes, the author features Maya and Filippo in different locations and also tasks, such as a chef.

  4. Sounds new and intriguing Donna. Best wishes Alinka.

    1. Thanks for dropping by Susan! We appreciate your support! Best, Donna


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