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3.5Fun and sweet with absolutely lovely illustrations [[ Free Book ]] ↶ Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella ⇷ Once there was a girl named Harper who had a rare musical gift She heard songs on the wind, rhythms on the rain, and hope in the beat of a butterfly s wingHarper lives in the City of Clouds, an enchanting place where it rains every day and an umbrella is always a good idea With her Aunt Sassy, her beloved cat, Midnight, and all of her neighbors in the Tall Apartment Block, every day is full of possibilityBut when every cat in the city goes missing including Midnight Harper is determined to find all of the precious pets And she ll need a magic, flying umbrella to help in her search Recruiting friends from her building to help, the magic umbrella whisks them into the sky on the trail of the cats and adventureThey stumble on the Midnight Orchestra tabbies on triangle, Siamese singing, Persians on piccolo all under the direction of its fearsome, wild conductor But can the group use their talents, quick thinking, musical skill, and a little magic to stage a rescue like no other Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella is a spellbinding tale of friendship, music, and magic featuring a diverse cast, brought to life through stunning illustrations A perfect book to be shared and treasured As soon as I saw Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella, I had to read it The lovely illustrations The cute title The adorable cat The yellow raincoat just like mine It s the perfect children s book for me, written by TV presenter Cerrie Burnell and with pictures by one of my favourite children s illustrators, Laura Ellen Anderson And it was just magical Once there was a girl called Harper who had a rare musical gift She heard songs on the wind, rhythms on the rain and hope in the beat of a b As soon as I saw Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella, I had to read it The lovely illustrations The cute title The adorable cat The yellow raincoat just like mine It s the perfect children s book for me, written by TV presenter Cerrie Burnell and with pictures by one of my favourite children s illustrators, Laura Ellen Anderson And it was just magical Once there was a girl called Harper who had a rare musical gift She heard songs on the wind, rhythms on the rain and hope in the beat of a butterfly s wing Harper lives with her Great Aunt Sassy and black cat Midnight One day, her beloved umbrella breaks This is unthinkable in the City of Clouds, where it rains almost every day Sassy shouts to Harper to use the scarlet umbrella As she opens it up, Harper discovers that it s no ordinary umbrella it s magical Her glee quickly vanishes upon discovering that Midnight is missing, along with the rest of the neighbourhood cats Off Harper goes on a series of adventures to find the cats, with a little help from the scarlet umbrella.Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella is a pure delight It s colourful and lyrical, with a lovely amount of detail about the City of Clouds I particularly enjoyed reading about the different kinds of rain It also features one of my favourite illustrations in children s lit so far a spread of the cats playing in the Midnight Orchestra, which is just glorious Harper is a dedicated and brave young girl, determined to get to the bottom of the mystery of the missing cats But she doesn t mind asking for help I adored Harper s new best friend Nate, who is visually impaired, and his loyal wolf Smoke, as well as the other helpful children that find Harper along the way.Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella is a wonderful children s story about friendship, cats and celebrating a love of music I loved it so much that even though I borrowed it from Jim, I now have my own copy I can t wait for Harper and the Sea of Secrets , one of the World Book Day 2016 books, and the next book in the series, Harper and the Circus of Dreams I also reviewed this book over on Pretty Books. This is just a great book This is the first real chapter book that I have read with my six year old I won it in a giveaway which I m so grateful for and so thought we d give it a go Well, it was fantastic Adventurous, magical, with a starring girl, surrounded by music, cats and a mystery to solve I just adored every page And the pictures are really, really great Thank you for this A fantastic read for little ones, and if she were just a little older, she could read it herself I highly This is just a great book This is the first real chapter book that I have read with my six year old I won it in a giveaway which I m so grateful for and so thought we d give it a go Well, it was fantastic Adventurous, magical, with a starring girl, surrounded by music, cats and a mystery to solve I just adored every page And the pictures are really, really great Thank you for this A fantastic read for little ones, and if she were just a little older, she could read it herself I highly recommend it 2.5 Mostly because of cute illustrations. A very magical book about a girl, her cat and a magical Scarlet Umbrella I really loved the book, but I have one thing I didn t like It felt a bit rushed at times We have a start, Harper gets the magical umbrella, but loses her cat and then instead of her finding outabout the umbrella we are thrown head first into a story about a scary man stealing cats The umbrella is still featured, but it just felt a bit odd I just wish we would have first found out about the umbrella, get a part ab A very magical book about a girl, her cat and a magical Scarlet Umbrella I really loved the book, but I have one thing I didn t like It felt a bit rushed at times We have a start, Harper gets the magical umbrella, but loses her cat and then instead of her finding outabout the umbrella we are thrown head first into a story about a scary man stealing cats The umbrella is still featured, but it just felt a bit odd I just wish we would have first found out about the umbrella, get a part about her figuring out how it worked, see her cat, and then the cat would disappear Now I just mostly didn t even care about the cat as we never saw him until we met the evil guy, and even then it was just that we saw the cat from afar But other than this, the story was really magical, and while it did speed at a high pace, I did like it for most of the time, even though I had to backtrack at times to see if I didn t miss anything.Harper was a great character, strong, never giving up, and she has a real gift for making friends She was really sweet towards all of them I loved the friends, and that even though their roles were small, they did big things to help out Harper Help get their cats back Even the one girl who didn t like cats helped out though I guess that was mostly because she loves adventures.I am quite curious to see somebooks about Harper and her magical umbrella To find outabout who was the first owner, to find outabout Harper Hoping she will be makingadventures soon.The illustrations were really great and I enjoyed looking at them when they popped up in the book I also loved the little paw prints that were dotted over the pages, and the little cat Midnight that was placed above the chapter s titles Sooo adorable 3All in all, this is one book I would surely recommend to everyone Review first posted at Harper lives in an apartment block, in the City of Clouds, where it rains every single day She is a very talented little girl She has a special gift of being able to play any instrument perfectly without one lesson Once there was a girl called Harper who had a rare musical gift She heard songs on the wind, rhythms on the rain and hope in the beat of a butterfly s wing One day her cat Midnight goes missing Harper goes around to the adjoining apartments to ask if anyone has seen her beloved Harper lives in an apartment block, in the City of Clouds, where it rains every single day She is a very talented little girl She has a special gift of being able to play any instrument perfectly without one lesson Once there was a girl called Harper who had a rare musical gift She heard songs on the wind, rhythms on the rain and hope in the beat of a butterfly s wing One day her cat Midnight goes missing Harper goes around to the adjoining apartments to ask if anyone has seen her beloved pet To her astonishment she discovers that all the cats in the neighbourhood have mysteriously vanished All the kids in the block team up to help solve the mystery of the disappearing felines With the help of a her Great Aunt Sassy s magical umbrella and the collaborative help of her friends they solve the mystery.I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end The writing is beautiful It s a lyrical tale filled with many diverse and adorable characters that kids will relate to I especially liked the fact that Harper connected so well to Nate, who is visually impaired, and to his wolf companion Smoke The story weaves together the elements of friendship, music, magic and the celebration of the love of cats Other books to check out by the author are Harper and the Sea of Secrets , and the next book in the series, Harper and the Circus of Dreams If I was still actively teaching I would definitely have this book in my classroom and in the school library I highly, highly recommend this book It s a winner A beautifully illustrated, lyrical tale about a girl, her cat and a magical scarlet umbrella.Harper is able to make music from any instrument and can hear the music in the stars When her cat, Midnight, and all the others go missing from Cloud City she sets out to find them with her magical umbrella At times the story rushed ahead faster than I would like, we didn t learn much about her umbrella and she didn t seem to need to learn how to use it But the tale of how she rescues the cats with mu A beautifully illustrated, lyrical tale about a girl, her cat and a magical scarlet umbrella.Harper is able to make music from any instrument and can hear the music in the stars When her cat, Midnight, and all the others go missing from Cloud City she sets out to find them with her magical umbrella At times the story rushed ahead faster than I would like, we didn t learn much about her umbrella and she didn t seem to need to learn how to use it But the tale of how she rescues the cats with music, instruments strung below her flying umbrella is a charming read I was also impressed by the character Nate, who is visually impaired, and has a wolf friend He naturally fits into the story, and it s very helpful to have a friend who isn t afraid of the dark Music is the magic that soothes the soulHarper and the Scarlet Umbrella was one of those books that looked adorable The illustrations along with a magical musical story about instrument playing cats and an umbrella that lifts you up into the sky seemed enchanting and whimsical I just didn t read it that way It was a tad bit boring and the information leading up to certain points just fly right by without capturing your attention I m honestly sad that this wasn t one that made me wantMusic is the magic that soothes the soulHarper and the Scarlet Umbrella was one of those books that looked adorable The illustrations along with a magical musical story about instrument playing cats and an umbrella that lifts you up into the sky seemed enchanting and whimsical I just didn t read it that way It was a tad bit boring and the information leading up to certain points just fly right by without capturing your attention I m honestly sad that this wasn t one that made me want to continue the journey of this magical umbrella It seems that this is where Harper, Midnight and I part I thought this was kind of slow and a bit boring As slow as the plot was, I thought maybe we d get to really know the characters well or dig into some world building But it fell flat for me All of those things are done but not enough to make me feel excited or engaged Since this is the first book in a series, maybe it gets better in the following books I will find out because even though it wasn t my fave, my 6 year old enjoyed it and would like to read.