Blog Tour Book Review – The Adventures Of Isabelle Necessary

#Blogtober DAY SEVEN 

The Adventures of Isabelle Necessary by M,artii Maclean


The Blurb

One gutsy eleven-year-old, a cool beach town, a hilarious crew of friends and oodles of adventures.

Once upon a beach, there was a girl called Isabelle Necessary. A girl with an unusual name and a rather extraordinary life. She roams around a sleepy beach town with her loyal team of friends. Follow Isabelle, Tammy, David, Nin, Draino the cat and Champ the wonder dog as they navigate one sticky situation after another and figure out how to turn a frog into a movie star, deal with a never-ending milkshake and escape being trapped in a lighthouse.

The type of book that brings back childhood memories and captures the essence of being a free-spirited kid.

Perfect for teachers and educators as the book comes with a teacher’s resource guide and student maker kit by Isabelle Necessary herself. Middle-grade reading level.

What I Thought

I really liked the sound of this book from the blurb and thought it was something Leo would enjoy.  He sat and read 97% of the book in one sitting, only having a break as I made him eat his tea, so I think that speaks volumes!

I really like books like this which recreate the magic of simple childhood adventures and fun times.  The language was great for kids to read and is perfectly pitched.  An excellent addition to any child’s bookcase.

Leo’s Thoughts

Three words to describe Isabelle

Funny, happy and small

The Best Bit

I really liked all of it.  I hope there will be another one

Who would like to read this book?

Riley would like it as I think he would find it funny.  In fact I think all children would

Where To Buy

Amazon UK

Amazon US

The Author – Martii Maclean


Martii Maclean lives in a tin shack by the sea, catching sea-gulls which she uses to make delicious pies, and writing weird stories. She likes going for long bicycle rides with her cat, who always wears aviator goggles to stop her whiskers blowing up into her eyes as they speed down to the beach to search for mermaid eggs. Or how about this…

Martii Maclean writes fantastical, adventurous tales for children and teens and sometimes adults. She was born in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Brisbane with her husband Trevor and her cat Minerva. Her work as an educator and librarian, allows her to share her love of stories and of story-telling with many young people. This inspires Martii to create thought-filled stories that explore the wonderful world of ‘what if’.

Find out more about Martii and her stories at

Social Media Links 

Twitter: @MacleanMartii



I love the fact that both my boys love to read as much as I do.  If you have children do they like to read?  If so, what are their favourite books?  Let me know in the comments below

NatalieThe Spoonie Mummy

21 Comments on “Blog Tour Book Review – The Adventures Of Isabelle Necessary

  1. I love the sound of this book. Most of my children are readers which means a house full of books. My grandchildren love me to read stories to them at the moment.


  2. Great review! The book sounds fantastic and if it got your child’s approval that is definitely a good sign!


  3. Ohh great review, this book looks and sounds like a really cute and fun middle grade book, I am glad you enjoy this book fully. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.


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