Nelson's Festival Holiday


Children - Adventure
58 Pages
Reviewed on 09/12/2022
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Author Biography

About the Author
Claire Carey grew up on a fairground where she enjoyed a sense of freedom and learned that togetherness and hard work creates a bond that pulls everyone together. She wouldn't change anything about her childhood, but her advice to her younger self would be to not worry about the discrimination that can sometimes go hand in hand with growing up on the fairground with the difficulties of not staying in a place for more than a few weeks at a time and having limited schooling. These experiences make you stronger.

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Reviewed by Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite

Almost eight-year-old Nelson is growing up. He spent some time with his auntie and came home suddenly more mature. In Nelson’s Festival Holiday by Claire Carey, children thrill to the adventure of becoming responsible. Learning to help around the house can be fun and rewarding. Nelson’s reward is his parents taking him to a festival where Nelson and his friend, Simon, find out how much fun learning about another culture can be. The sights and food at the festival are conducive to happiness. In addition, Nelson discovers the importance of atmosphere. Nelson’s auntie runs the funfair at the festival. Since Nelson had helped his auntie while he was staying with her, she gave him and his friend passes. The festival is a reward for Nelson’s new “I am glad to help” attitude. Read this book and find out why the festival is so much fun. Then, enjoy the activities that Nelson and Simon experienced there.

Claire Carey knows how to write in a manner that will keep children interested and in Nelson’s Festival Holiday she relates the story of a young boy’s adventures at a festival. While the book is easy to read, American children might need a little help. Claire is English, and as a result, she uses British English. For example, parents in America might need to help their children understand what a lorry is. Reading this book with your children is a great way to introduce them to a different culture. Another example is the use of the word “dodgems.” These are called “bumper cars” in America. This little book is a joy to read and will entertain your child. Parents, be ready to answer questions and help your children explore the wonderful world called England.