Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green
By Helen Phillips
Reviewed by Nadia C., Grade IV
Madeline and Ruby's dad, also known as the Bird Guy, is threatened that if he does not capture the last Lava-Throated Volcano Trogons for a spa known as La Lava, they will harm his family. When Ruby fails to decode his letter in time, and they travel to La Lava, they have to figure out a way to save themselves, their dad, and the birds before it's too late.
The story takes place in the present. The author doesn't specify where it takes place, but she does say the setting is based on Costa Rica.
Madeline Flynn Wade is a main character. Madeline freaks out a lot and is very scared by The Very Strange and Incredibly Creepy Letter . She is twelve years old and has brown hair. Madeline has a Spanish tutor and is annoyed that her younger sister, Ruby, is constantly outshining her.
I loved Here Where the Sunbeams are Green and would definitely recommend it to other readers! I think people who like mystery, suspense, and adventure would especially like it.
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