Grade Level: 4 – 6
Paperback: 326 pages
Publisher: Ingramelliott (February 18, 2018)
Tabby Easterland wakes on her twelfth birthday to find herself magically transformed into the twenty-five-year-old “Ms. Mulligan,” an event witnessed only by her young friends – the platinum-haired southern belle Dolly Hargrave and the hard-boiled urban detective wannabe Kat Dorsett.
Hiding her true identity, Ms. Mulligan becomes a teacher at her own school, where a desperate search for answers lead the girls to seek out Tabby’s long-lost father, discover an ancient mystical society, and fight the evil Black and White Sisters–witches determined to complete a long-planned curse upon Tabby. In a race against time, will love be enough to overcome the crippling curse and restore Tabby to her former self?
About Tiffany ElaineTiffany Elaine grew up writing stories for her friends to read chapter-by-chapter instead of doing homework. She brought her love of words to a career in business and entertainment writing, but fiction remains her first love. Tiffany lives in North Carolina with her family. Ms. Mulligan and the Enchanted Ice Cream is her first novel. She’s currently working on the next novel in the series, Ms. Mulligan and the Council of Butterflies.
Learn more at www.msmulligan.com.
When I agreed to be on this tour, I had in mind that my 15 year old son would read the book and then tell me what he thought. I knew that it was geared towards 9 to 12 year olds, but I figured that a book is a book, and I've been known to grab some pretty awesome titles from my library's Youth Section.
I gave it to my son and he took forever to read it, not because the book wasn't good, but he's a 15 year old boy, enough said.
So I took it for myself and sat down, and before I knew it I was completely immersed in the cutest story ever.
You know those movies like 13 going on 30, or 17 Again, Freaky Friday and so on? Yeah, those kind of movies where people wake up in someone else's body and then a hilarious plot ensues as they try to figure out what happened and how to get through that day or week or whatever it may be. I absolutely love those kind of movies and this book reminded me of them, big time.
It also gave me huge Nancy Drew vibes which I love as well, so all around, the minute I opened the book I knew I was going to enjoy it.
The main character is Tabby who turns 12 years old and on her birthday wakes up as a 25 year old, now known as Ms Mulligan. Her closests friends witnessed the change and therefore become her biggest allies in getting through the crazy adventure she is about to embark on.
Tabby becomes a teacher at the very own school she attends, and from that moment, there is a lot going on, challenges she must face, some mystery to solve, and try desperately to survive the incessant attacks by two witches who will stop at nothing to see their curse on Tabby come true.
What a sweet enjoyable story. Yes it is perfect for middle schoolers, but I think if you enjoy adventure and fantasy and a quick cute read, you will most definitely enjoy this book.