Philomena by Kate Seredy


By Kate Seredy
Level 5

I have highly recommended other books by Kate Seredy, and I recommend this one too! This short book (93 pages), set in pre-World War I Czechoslovakia, tells the story of 12-year-old Philomena. When her grandmother, with whom she lives, passes away, Philomena goes to the city of Prague to find her aunt. Unexpected adventures ensue as Philomena tries to find her aunt. The story is fun, sweet, and beautifully written. I love the overall feeling of kindness, optimism, goodness, and respect Philomena displays.

(Reviewed by an Official Good and Beautiful Reviewer)

Region Europe, Czechoslovakia
Period 20th Century, 1900s, early 1900s
Genre Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Hard to Find
  • 3 Entertainment Value
  • 3.5 Moral Value
  • 3 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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