By: Belinda Murrell
Illustrated by: Serena Geddes
Genre: YFP - Animal stories (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Random House Australia
Published: 01 Jun 2015
ISBN: 9780857985644


Summer's here, and Lulu Bell is ready to do some gardening!

A summer storm has arrived, and the Bell family are eating their dinner and playing games by candlelight.

What fun! But the next morning a disaster is revealed.

The school garden is ruined!

Can Lulu and her best friend Molly save the day?


Young readers who love gardens and animals will love this story.

When a fierce storm hits Shelly Beach and the power goes out, Lulu and her family spend some lovely family time together playing games and reading books by candlelight.

But when then get to school on Monday, the storm has destroyed the garden that they all love to play in, especially Lulu’s little sister Rosie.

Having been told by the school principal that the school can’t afford to fix it straight away, Lulu decides to form the Magical Garden Club to try and raise enough money so they can re-build it.

Can their community spirit and involvement result in something magical?

A perfect read for lower to middle primary students.

Reviewed by Sam