Maya & Filippo’s Latest Stop in Alaska

Maya & Filippo’s Latest Stop in Alaska

Maya & Filippo Separate in SkagwayIf you’ve been following Maya & Filippo’s adventures in Alaska you will know all about Whales and Glaciers. But you yet have to discover the attractions of Skagway, a town in Southeast Alaska that grew from a population of two to 20,000 during the Gold Rush. Maya & Filippo Separate in Skagway is our latest release.

Maya takes a ride on a train. Filippo goes to the playground but the day does not go his way. Finally the kids’ paths cross and the family goes together for a hike in the forest but they are not the only ones on the trail. Maya and Filippo observe how things change depending on what they focus on.

This is the 6th time our series received five stars from Readers’ Favorite for its excellence.

Alinka Rutkowska and Konrad Checinski have done it again in Maya & Filippo Separate in Skagway. Maya and Filippo travel all over the world with their mom, dad, and their cat named Otello on a ship called the Fun Princess. They see many wonderful sights and always learn valuable lessons. When the Fun Princess docks along the coast of Skagway, Alaska, everyone but Filippo is eager to see the sights of a frontier town that boomed, almost overnight, in 1898 when two men found gold. Because Filippo is in such a foul mood, Maya and her mother board the White Pass train and enjoy a fantastic day of beautiful vistas and bright sunshine, but Filippo stays with his dad and goes to the park. Filippo’s sour day only gets worse when it starts to rain and then he spills hot chocolate on himself. “Don’t let a few drops spoil your day. You can turn it around, Filippo,” his dad tells him. Will Filippo be able to turn his day in Skagway around or will the whole trip be ruined for him? Find out what happens and then ace the quiz at the back of the book. There are also some interesting facts about Skagway to add to the lessons that Maya and Filippo learn.

The simple lessons and bright colors of Maya & Filippo Separate in Skagway are a continuation of the already brilliant series written by Alinka Rutkowska and illustrated by Konrad Checinski. The new sights that they explore and the fun facts that are discovered about places all over the world spur the imagination of children who read their books. The simple yet profound lessons that are learned are ones that ought to stick with them throughout their lives and are an excellent reminder even to adults. The colorful illustrations grab your attention and make the story come alive. Simple, colorful and profound, Maya & Filippo Separate in Skagway will brighten your day and help you turn it around.

Rating: 5.0 stars. Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers‘ Favorite

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