“The writing really pulls you in from the very first page as Ms. White dives right into the world Hutton’s and the revelation that is about to be revealed to the two protagonists. While the book itself is short on pages, the author does an excellent job of making use of each page. While I enjoyed the mystery and twists within Aesop’s Secret, I am going to leave y’all in the dark so you can discover what will befall the Hutton kids in what is now one of my favorite middle grade books this year.”
Aesop’s Secret tells the story of Melinda Hutton, aged ten, who enjoys a dreamy world where she imagines transforming into animals. She has a twelve year old brother, Felix, who scoffs when their mother explains that to transform is normal. She explains that their ancestry is often disguised in stories and fables, but it isn’t until their father demonstrates this talent that they begin to understand that their ancestry is anything but mythical...
Aesop’s Secret will capture the imagination of children and adults alike in this beautifully written novel interlacing the magic and mythology of ancient cultures and civilizations with modern day childhood.