- File Size: 343 KB
- Print Length: 91 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 22, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005R55ERM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #417,295 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Librarian (Book One: Little Boy Lost) Kindle Edition
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Hobbs demonstrates his talent as a writer as he seamlessly weaves together a captivating story that mixes the adventure of Percy Jackson with the dark fantasy of Harry Potter -- not to mention a whole lot of Wizard of Oz.
This is going to be the next big kids' series!! My granddaughter loved it, and I can't recommend it enough!!
Good book, and I can't wait for the next in the series.
Edit--- I upgraded my rating from a 4 star to a 5 star after the author re-released the book as a clean version (and deleted the part of my review that concerned the language). As the language was the ONLY issue I had with the book, it definitely warrants the 5 star rating now. Thank you so much for listening to your readers!
That said, I suspect that being a 30-something adult, I'm not in the target group for it; had I read the book as a ten-year-old, I'd probably have loved it. It's got a nice mix of realism and fantasy adventure, the main characters are not completely bland (and considering the length of this fairly short book, it would have been difficult to flesh them out more; I'd imagine that as this is the first book in what looks to be a planned series, the characters will have a chance to grow), there's some action as well as some more introspective moments, and the book ends at an exciting spot - which some readers will probably love and others, who are not as keen on cliffhangers, won't.
Also, I should say that the book was refreshingly well formatted for the Kindle - too often Kindle books, even from major publishers, come without such important little details such as chapter marks. I spotted a handful of typos and some missing quotes here and there, and a few instances of awkward phrasing, but it didn't distract me from reading.
My only complaint, and part of the reason why it didn't make four stars in the rating, has to do with a personal pet peeve: head-hopping. I admit that for all I know, the author intended it to be written in third person omniscient POV, which can be tricky to pull off well (and there isn't any fast rule that says POV switches should be kept strictly to scene or chapter changes, after all). That said, I've seen worse; at least the point of view changes, from what I can remember, didn't take place mid-paragraph.
My kids followed every word. They can't wait for the next one. Mr. Hobbs has an exciting writing style.
This is the best book I've read at quick action story telling. (Including Lord of Rings, the Harry Potter series) I hope Mr. Hobbs, like J.K. Rowling, continues to develop as a writer and increases the depth and detail of his books as his readers age.
The author was responsive and took out the bad language (although I wish he would take out the two places where a character utters "Oh my God" and "Jesus")
Had the story had a resolution, I would have given it high marks. At the very least the description should say that this is part one in a multi-volume serial. FYI, book two ends without resolution also.
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It's a fun storyline book for a young reader who is beginning chapter books. I bought it for my 3rd grader who needed a book report. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lancelot
Very cute children's book!
Engaging storyline and characters that are likeable.
Only 90 something pages long so.easily could read.a.chapter.or 2 a night to. Read more
This was a fun book to read. I also read book two. Eric Hobbs suggested reading Oz while waiting for his next book in this series, and I liked the Librarian enough that I'm... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cindy M.
Wesley Bates's is on a field trip to the local Astoria library which looked more like an ancient castle that was already built when the first pirate discovered it in 1802. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jenny Rose
I enjoyed this story and I think any kid (or old fogie like me!) who loves reading will eat this up. These kids travel through a portal in a library to the land of Oz. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Karen
This is apparently the first installment of a continuing series written for Grade School readers. The proofreading is good and the language was not an issue, so it must have been... Read morePublished 11 months ago by jcat