A modern Mary Poppins in space.
In the middle of cosmic danger, the electrifying secret that Tilda Pinkerton, the magical hat maker, hides from the children she teaches – becomes her most miraculous gift, securing the safety of the planet she crashes on.
Somewhere out in the Sombrero Galaxy, Tilda Pinkerton–mystical maker of mysterious, magnificent, magical hats–is being hunted by the Keeper of Darkness.
Yet Tilda simply does not recall, at all, after taking a tremendous fall.
No one on Ooleeoo, where Tilda crash-landed, knows she is from another planet. Only Star Jumper Randy can tell her—but he’s light years away, frantically searching for his missing love, desperate that without her, the entire galaxy soon may be lost.
Even in the middle of cosmic danger, Tilda loves to create hats, for which she has a rare and uncanny knack. All who receive them sparkle, in fact—and spark their innermost talent. With a Tilda hat, people can suddenly do whatever they dream of, causing brilliant ideas to grow madly.
With Gladys the toad, who thinks she’s a cat, and Frank the fish, who lives in her hat, Tilda must discover who she is and what her enemy wants from her so badly.
But the Mayor of Moodle has other plans, including a ban on all wearing of hats, everywhere on Ooleeoo. His dark and forbidding actions seem to coincide with something unworldly, threatening all with a nameless dread and slowly blacking out the sky. With Ooleeoo itself turning upside down, how can anyone survive?
In this first in a series of Tilda Pinkerton adventures, Tilda must fight the battle of her life and risk all—even the galaxy and stars—by revealing her most electrifying secret.
This book was sent to me for a honest and fair review. The cover picture is beautiful to say the least. I love the vibrant colors that are in it.
The story begins with Tilda Pinkerton crash landing onto Ooleeoo where she resides for three years stranded. Tilda creates hats for people and teaches the children at school. The Mayor of Moodle is against everything to do with Tilda. He bans school and the hats. Because he thinks the people are acting too foolishly about them. He recruits those who are angry at residents who’ve gotten hats because they haven’t gotten any yet. Little do they know little bugs in their ears are advising them badly.
Star Jumper Randy is trying to find a way to get in contact with Tilda to tell her what is happening. But with her antenna bent from the crash to Ooleeoo she isn’t getting messages. Randy finally gets an assignment to track strange black bugs and capture them and report back. Finding out what is controlling them he proceeds against his boss to track down Tilda and find her. He is surprised to find her alive and well even with a bent antenna. Randy helps Tilda find her purpose and help the residents of Ooleeoo.
In this story I enjoyed the characters which there are many. They all seem to have strong opinions to different degrees. There is lots of adventure of creativity in this story, I loved how the author was able to weave the story together. This book went very quickly and I didn’t find any slow areas. Can’t wait to see what happens in the next book and where Tilda is? Definitely a book that can be read in a day!!