Mr. Zip and The Capital Z is a history filled novella written from the perspective of Peanut – our main character. This book is really well written. It’s so different from other books I have read in the past and transports not only the character but you too into the past. When Peanut touches something in the store he sees, hears and/or is transported into the past where something from history is happening. Throughout the book, there are beautiful illustrations drawn by the author’s husband – a very talented family indeed!
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Book: Mr. Zip and The Capital Z
Written by: Kimberly Bryant-Palmer
Illustrated by: Jerry Palmer
Summary by the Author
After a terrifically hard and terribly disappointing day Peanut Johnson stumbles upon The Capital Z, a This and That Shop. Stepping inside, he meets Mr. Aloysius Zip – the kind and eccentric shopkeeper – who introduces Peanut to a most wondrous place. There are toys and trinkets, model cars and miniature wagon trains, even memorabilia from days gone by.
Discovering “everything from A to Z” inside The Capital Z, Peanut also finds history unfolding before his very eyes. Touching a Kentucky rifle hanging on the shop wall, he is transported to the wilderness where he sees his Great-Great-Great-Great Uncle Milkweed Johnson fighting in Andrew Jackson’s regiment during the War of 1812. George Washington’s sword brings Peanut onto the battlefield where the General, on horseback, dodges bullet after bullet. And while staring at a beautiful stained-glass window depicting the building of the Tower of Babel, Peanut finds himself in a crowd of angry and confused spectators, all speaking a different language!
But Peanut’s visit to The Capital Z turns out to be much more than a journey through history. As he peers into the past with his Uncle Milkweed and some of America’s greatest leaders, he finds the courage to face his own mistakes, taking his first steps from boyhood to those of a young man.
- MommaKauk was shipped a complimentary copy of the book and asked to share it with you. I was not asked to rate this positively nor told what to write.