Parents' Guide to

The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Minna grows up with odd friends and relatives.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

hate it

I hate this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (1 ):

Patricia MacLachlan's stories are a rarity in today's children's books: simple, gentle tales of children who manage to be reasonably nice kids without being insipid. This is an amazingly delightful book, a book that makes you smile all through it, a book that makes you want to know all of the characters in real life.

MacLachlan doesn't seem to believe in villains, and her books, especially this one, will make you wonder why anyone ever thought they were necessary. In the world of Minna Pratt, people can be good and kind and thoughtful and still, amazingly, likable and real and fascinating. The book is wonderful for all children who can enjoy a story without a lot of action and adventure, but for budding musicians it will be a special treat.

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