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Tally and the Angel: Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Alexandria Richard

Tally and the Angel Book Two, CanadaTally and the Angel Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Highly recommend for a fun, adventurous read! A fun middle school novel!

4.5 stars rounded up.

This novel likely car be read by advanced readers in 5th grade or anyone in middle school. I know there were some words I needed to look up, which I enjoy. This novel does reference some of the people Tally met while in India, book 1 in the series, but Canada holds up on its own as a stand alone.

Here, Tally’s dad is so proud of her for her strength and job well done since arriving in India that he takes her on a trip to the Yukon in Canada. Talk about one extreme temperature to another!

I really enjoyed the small tidbits of real world things that are talked about in the beginning, (nose hairs freezing anyone?!) and how life differs when you’re somewhere that gets so cold. I enjoyed meeting the new supporting cast, Mar, Earl, Amka, etc. and who could forget about the sled dogs!

Of course this wouldn’t be an adventurer novel without an adventure (besides the setting of middle of nowhere, Yukon, Canada). Here, Tally must help people in a local village to figure out a riddle/mystery. We see more of Jophiel, the Angel, and his influence on Tally, as well as imparting life lessons. There is some mysticism that occurs, which as a fantasy reader I thoroughly enjoyed.

I highly recommend this novel for fun and adventure.

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Tally and the Angel: Book One, India by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Kylean Sprosty

Tally and the Angel : Book One IndiaTally and the Angel : Book One India by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sweet story about a girl and her father taking out on adventure after her mother’s death. Tally meets an angel to look over her, given to her by her mother. As Tally and her father start their journey in India she learns that the world is much different from what she has known. A great view of how we tend to make assumptions about things that are different to us and how we can help make a change. Tally begins the book as a naïve and somewhat spoiled young girl and grows to become a kind-hearted and brave hero to a whole city.

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Tally and the Angel: Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Barbara Stegall

Tally and the Angel Book Two, CanadaTally and the Angel Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a great book to share with young family members. I loved reading this with my grandson. He loved it as much as the first book. The story keep us both turning the pages to see what will happen next. We were not disappointed with this story! The characters become very real as you read the story. The places described in the book create a great picture in your mind. What a great series for all ages! We enjoyed reading this book during family time. I would suggest reading the first book before this one.

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Tally and the Angel: Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Kylean Sprosty

Tally and the Angel Book Two, CanadaTally and the Angel Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Not exactly the story I thought I was getting when reading the book synopsis, but it turned out to be a great book! The villagers and their story liking with the story of the angel was a great touch. Tally is very adventurous, saving Jak and going through everything to keep her and her father together. While reading you almost forget this story takes place in modern day, with the description of the village and how they all lived. Dog sledding through the North Yukon near old gold mines, fighting off wolves, and saving a village are great adventures for a 13-year-old travelling with her father around the world. Here’s hoping for book 3!

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Tally and the Angel: Book One India by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Alexandria Richard

Tally and the Angel : Book One IndiaTally and the Angel : Book One India by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cute middle school age about what’s right and wrong, and someone having your back

A cute book about finding inner strength as well as having someone help you be true to yourself and good to others. Includes a mystery storyline.

While there is an Angel involved and there’s little snippets of its journey to get to today, this book is not overtly religious, which I appreciated. The setting here is mostly in India, so the novel gives facts about the country as well as the Hindi language, culture/style, and religion.

I enjoyed the fact that it seems that each character we meet has some character trait that they’re working on. For example, Tally is just a middle schooler who’s growing up and learning to be a good person, and her dad is trying do good in the world while also being there for his daughter after the passing of his wife/her mom.

I thoroughly appreciate the obvious research that went in to bringing the Indian culture and architecture to life on the page. I love ancient architecture and art and you can tell that the author did their due diligence in the background and representing it authentically for the young readers.

Content warning included in this paragraph: I would label this novel as upper middle school and recommend that parents be willing and able to have discussions with their child about what is read. There is a bit of a mystery theme to this novel as children have gone missing and I think it would be important to know how the child(ren) can handle mature themes like kidnapping and child labor.

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Tally and the Angel: Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Corine Lombardi

Tally and the Angel Book Two, CanadaTally and the Angel Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book two is better then book one.
I love this story.
It is so mysterious and so fun.
Now if an Angel is scared and wary then something may be wrong.
Can Tally save the town?
The adventure with the introduction of the magical aspect of the story brought this story to a new level.
I absolutely loved the attention to the quest and the path that Tally and her Angel are on.
This again was a light and fun read perfect for children and young adults.
I highly recommend this,
I look forward to more from this author.
The geographic aspect really brings the adventure to life.
I REALLY want an angel in a locket.

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Tally and the Angel: Book One India by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Corine Lombardi-Quiles

Tally and the Angel : Book One IndiaTally and the Angel : Book One India by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

OMG!!!!! This was such a fun story. It was very Infernal Devices.
Having an angel at your beck ad call.
This is a fun read so entertaining.
I did not put this down and I am happy I didn’t.
I would highly recommend this book.
This would be categorized as a children/young adult fantasy story.
Save the world, save lives.
Such beautifully written, it has adventure and sacrifice.
This was a jumble of wonder and mystery.
Race against the clock.
So excited for book two.

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Tally and the Angel: Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Sarah Devereaux

Tally and the Angel Book Two, CanadaTally and the Angel Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Tally and the Angel series is a middle-grade children’s fantasy series that even adults will enjoy! I was so excited to get my hands on this second book in the series and it did not disappoint me in any way!
I loved how the author wrote the first book and couldn’t wait to find out what the next adventure would be! Tally is a curious young girl and with the help of her angel, she has the strength and courage to have a lot more adventures in book 2 which is set in the Yukon in Canada!
Even though the character is a younger age I really have enjoyed this series as an adult! The adventure that is told and the detail about the location the book takes place helps even me to be right there in the story with the character! I learned so much about the Yukon that no history book would have told me in school!
I would highly recommend this book, and this series, to anyone who enjoys reading books about adventure. I would also recommend it to any parents looking for a clean fun middle-grade chapter book series they can read alongside their child! Both adult and child alike will love this series!

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Tally and the Angel: Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

Tally and the Angel Book Two, CanadaTally and the Angel Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tally and the Angel is an enchanting children’s fantasy series, and this is the second book which is set primarily in the Yukon. It is appropriate for confident readers in KS2, and KS3. It’s also an enjoyable read for adults, and would be a fun story to read out loud! There is some violence and suspense – as the summary suggests, Tally’s dad is in danger for part of the book. So parents of more sensitive or younger children might want to read the book first and prepare discussions. But Tally is a brave heroine and there are caring characters around her who help her to face her challenges!
I loved the setting of this book. I’ve been to the Yukon, so it brought back loads of happy memories! There are dog sleds and snow and tales of the Gold Rush and lots and lots of warm layers! Tally and her dad are both up for an adventure and so get to explore some stunning scenery.
This book has plenty of mystery and intrigue, to keep readers engaged. We learn more about Jophiel the angel, and encounter more ancient magic.
This book gets five stars from me. I’d recommend it to young readers who enjoy exploring new places in books, and stories with magic and angels.

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Tally and the Angel: Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Heather Bass

Tally and the Angel Book Two, CanadaTally and the Angel Book Two, Canada by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you are looking for a great young adult or children’s book to read this is the story for you. This is the second book in this amazing series. This book started off where the first book ended. I was so excited to see where the next adventure would be and Canada was the perfect place to go. I learned a lot about the culture of Canada that I didn’t know in the beginning. My son read it with me and he can’t wait to see where Tally and her Angel goes next.

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