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    Free Unlimited eBook of their talents, and a powerful enemy will use every trick and tool he has to keep the family from letting slip the secret of their gifts With only the help of Melinda s pet rabbit Aesop, who has begun acting awfully strange lately, Felix and Melinda determinedly fight back against the suffocating grasp of those who want to drive the Huttons and their kind back underground."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • Aesop's Secret
  • Claudia White
  • English
  • 01 March 2019
  • 1849822301

10 thoughts on “Aesop's Secret

  1. Alison Alison says:

    From the very first chapter I was completely absorbed into Melissa and Felix s world in this beautifully written and fast paced book intertwining ancient mythology, action and adventure with modern day childhood Even though it is aimed at age ten and up, it will entertain children and adults alike with its well written characters and energetic and engaging plot By the end I m pretty sure you will find yourself daydreaming and wishing you were an Athenite I was absolutely hooked and really can From the very first chapter I was completely absorbed into Melissa and Felix s world in this beautifully written and fast paced book intertwining ancient mythology, action and adventure with modern day childhood Even though it is aimed at age ten and up, it will entertain children and adults alike with its well written characters and energetic and engaging plot By the end I m pretty sure you will find yourself daydreaming and wishing you were an Athenite I was absolutely hooked and really can t wait for the next installment


  2. M.L. LeGette M.L. LeGette says:

    Let s take a moment to talk about the cover Just look at it Adorable, creepy, simplistic it grabbed me right from the get go Though cover Melinda and book Melinda look a good bit different, it still hooked me Now let s talk about the story Cute, charming and fun I love it when writers give their characters unique, quirky names and White did fabulous here Melinda, Felix, Aesop, Stumpworthy White clearly thinks the same as me If you re going to name a character, make it fun I loved M Let s take a moment to talk about the cover Just look at it Adorable, creepy, simplistic it grabbed me right from the get go Though cover Melinda and book Melinda look a good bit different, it still hooked me Now let s talk about the story Cute, charming and fun I love it when writers give their characters unique, quirky names and White did fabulous here Melinda, Felix, Aesop, Stumpworthy White clearly thinks the same as me If you re going to name a character, make it fun I loved Melinda s awkward transformations Showing up for breakfast with rabbit ears wonderful.My only wish was that there wasdepth to the story It s a short one just a little over 100 pages Nothing wrong with that There have been many a book I ve read that needed a major trim, but Aesop s Secret needed expansion I wanteddetails I wanted a fuller experience I wanteddialog I wanted to get inside the characters skin The story moved so quickly that I felt I wasskating over the surface rather than diving deep For instance, I expected Melinda to explore and experiment with transforming into animals Think about it If you were ten or really, any age and suddenly realized you could become ANY animal what would you do Try out a lion Zebra Alligator Peacock Heck, python Melinda only tries to become a horse, a rabbit, a squirrel, a mouse, and a very large frog So, to be fair, she does experiment I just wanted something a bitbold There was so much potential to really have some crazy, outrageous fun Why not rhino Having said that, White has made the book a series, so it s likely that the characters will continue to develop and there will beopportunities for some fun animal transformations.In conclusion, Aesop s Secret is a fun read for both children and adults


  3. Lynne Lynne says:

    Such a great story Good for young middlegrade readers as well as entertaining for adults who love fantasy.Twelve year old Melinda keeps having nightmares where she and the people close to her change into animals But soon enough she realizes that she and her family are Athenites and actually do have the ability in real life to morph into different animals She thinks it s really cool.Her younger brother, Felix, finds the whole idea awful and wants nothingthan to go off to boarding schoo Such a great story Good for young middlegrade readers as well as entertaining for adults who love fantasy.Twelve year old Melinda keeps having nightmares where she and the people close to her change into animals But soon enough she realizes that she and her family are Athenites and actually do have the ability in real life to morph into different animals She thinks it s really cool.Her younger brother, Felix, finds the whole idea awful and wants nothingthan to go off to boarding school to get away from his crazy and strange family.The professor of the school is a not so nice guy who wants to take advantage of Felix and his family with the strange ability and plans on using his experimental virus to rule the world.It s up to Melinda to figure out what the professor is up to and foil his plans.I won book two in this series Key to Kashdune from a Goodreads first reads giveaway and I m truly looking forward to starting it this weekend to see where the story goes next.Also, I am crazy in love with the cover art for these books I don t know who the artist is, but I LOVE their work


  4. D.J. D.J. says:

    The intriguing and unique cover wrapped around Aesop s Secret by Claudia White is a perfect reflection of the sublime fantasy story inside Melinda and her brother Felix are likeable and believable characters I think that everyone who owns a pet rabbit will look at them slightly differently after reading this, and with good reason You never know what sort of secret a rabbit, or other creatures sharing your life, may be hiding from you I was delighted when I reached the end of the book and rea The intriguing and unique cover wrapped around Aesop s Secret by Claudia White is a perfect reflection of the sublime fantasy story inside Melinda and her brother Felix are likeable and believable characters I think that everyone who owns a pet rabbit will look at them slightly differently after reading this, and with good reason You never know what sort of secret a rabbit, or other creatures sharing your life, may be hiding from you I was delighted when I reached the end of the book and realised that it is part of a series with book two due out in 2014 This book is written in third person using the subjective axis and therefore would be suitable for theexperienced mid grade readers


  5. Bodicia Bodicia says:

    This is a lovely children s story about a ten year old girl called Melinda who begins to have dreams about changing into various animals After waking up from one of these dreams she goes for a walk and finds herself in a field with an angry bull She runs away as fast as she can, some would even say at a gallop, and so begins a magical tale of mythology, mystery and furry animals which is sure to be loved by children everywhere.Claudia White has written an appealing and intelligent story which This is a lovely children s story about a ten year old girl called Melinda who begins to have dreams about changing into various animals After waking up from one of these dreams she goes for a walk and finds herself in a field with an angry bull She runs away as fast as she can, some would even say at a gallop, and so begins a magical tale of mythology, mystery and furry animals which is sure to be loved by children everywhere.Claudia White has written an appealing and intelligent story which even this forty something woman found endearing to read I shall be keeping this one to hand for when my granddaughter is a little older.Fabulous


  6. Mark Pearce Mark Pearce says:

    This book is aimed at teenies, say 10 upwards I bought it for my daughter but like most parents I like reading kids books, they are escapism Really enjoyed it and my daughter is loving it, she keeps telling me whats happening, she giggles with excitement on the good bits


  7. Marie Marie says:

    Such a fun book I found myself exhausted at the end of the day, yet I still hat to read just one chapter , which usually turned into two before I could no longer keep my eyes open.Creative, well written, very clear, I never got lost in the writing or confused about what was going on.


  8. Lesley Lesley says:

    My review My review


  9. Margaret scotland Margaret scotland says:

    quiet simply loved it


  10. Cathy Cathy says:

    Loved this book, although i am not the target audience It was a fun, easy, well rounded read I couldn t put it down and I will certainly get the next book in the series


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Aesop's Secret❴PDF / Epub❵ ☄ Aesop's Secret Author Claudia White – Thomashillier.co.uk Melinda and Felix Hutton are just an ordinary pair of siblings, until their parents confess that they have all inherited the talent of metamorphosis, a revelation that begins to unravel the children s Melinda and Felix Hutton are just an ordinary pair of siblings, until their parents confess that they have all inherited the talent of metamorphosis, a revelation that begins to unravel the children s world Ten year old Melinda embraces her Athenite heritage, but her efforts often end up leaving her freckled face attached to feathered body with a twitching rat s tail Her older brother Felix doesn t greet this new reality as something to celebrate Wishing he were normal, Felix resents becoming parts of the myths and fables he s read But there s a threat rising just as the children are learning of their talents, and a powerful enemy will use every trick and tool he has to keep the family from letting slip the secret of their gifts With only the help of Melinda s pet rabbit Aesop, who has begun acting awfully strange lately, Felix and Melinda determinedly fight back against the suffocating grasp of those who want to drive the Huttons and their kind back underground.


About the Author: Claudia White

A note from the Author I ve been a day dreamer all of my life Lucky I was since all our family holidays when I was a child involved long hours of driving with nothing to do but stare out at the passing landscape It wasn t unusual for my Dad to map out a trip where we would travel at least six hours a day, seeing the sights and learning the history of the western US and Canada from our big comfy car In those days we didn t have portable video players or Gameboys So there was not a lot to do except sleep or enjoy the scenery As it was, I did enjoy the scenery but for a totally different reason than my parents had intended What I saw in the constantly changing landscape was the inspiration for stories stories about horses galloping across the plains stories about me, as a horse, galloping across the plains For me, it was like watching a movie only better because I determined where my adventures would go and who would be the heroIt wasn t only car trips that inspired my adventures and it wasn t only as a child that I indulged in unleashing my imagination In school I took a particular interest in myths and fables, inventing my own whenever I got the chance I enjoyed asking, then answering, all the what ifs that I could imagine What if princesses really could turn into swans What if there really were Minotaurs What if seals could really shed their skins and become humans What if Athena really could transform into other creatures What if there are other worlds connected to ours As an adult, I still indulge in fantasies and I expect that I always will I m always entertained by imagining different people and placesAbout ten years ago I began revisiting some of my favorite fantasies and began writing Aesop s Secret, the first of three books, published by MP Publishing.