Do you or your children have a love of Carmen Sandiego, wondering where in the world she is? Have you watched the cartoon series on Netflix? Who in The World is Carmen Sandiego answers the question of where she came from and just who she is. An interesting read. 🙂
From the Cover:
Based on the Netflix original series with a foreword by Gina Rodriguez. For decades, people have asked the question: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? But just who is this infamous and elusive globe-trotting criminal?
A skilled thief on a mysterious mission, Carmen Sandiego is endlessly pursued by ACME and Interpol. But the woman in the red fedora is always one step ahead! In this novelization, based on the Netflix animated series, Carmen shares her own backstory for the first time ever. Now, it’s time to find out. . . . Who in the world is Carmen Sandiego.
Not being familiar with the Netflix series, I can’t speak to how well “Who in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” follows the it. I can tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book. I can see how this story would make a compelling series to watch.
Interesting characters interwoven into a classic good guy up against nasty guys story. On a fun note, one of the main players is a homeschooled student.Click To Tweet
I found there to be a good mix of characters, good and bad people of both genders. Gray areas exist for readers to ponder as they watch Carmen work through the ideas herself.
If you want a enjoyable story to read, with or without a knowledge of the Netflix series, this was a good book to read. Perhaps like Carmen, young readers will want to visit the world, and figure out a way to do so.
Who in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Hardcover, fiction, 208 pages
Carmen Sandiego, Netflix, novelization
Reviewed for Raincoast books.