Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Along Came a Wolf (The Yellow Hoods) Paperback – April 24, 2014
Books with Buzz
"Killers of the Flower Moon" is a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. See more
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
"...original and exciting steampunk fantasy story"
From the Author
I loved writing this book. Originally I had envisioned writing a short story, only to find that I had an entire world waiting to be unleashed. The Yellow Hoods provide the youthful element, like Nikolas, the Cochon brothers and others provided the adult element, allowing a reader to enjoy this on multiple levels and from multiple vantage points.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
This clever mix of fairytales and steampunk is a wonderful and original, fast-paced series. Delightful for young(ish) readers and adults, albeit on different levels.
I spent the best part of two weeks in the company of Tee, her friends and family, and their rivals, and enjoyed every minute of it.
The plot and the sub-plots weave back and forth seamlessly, making an entertaining and riveting read that’s hard to put down. (How the author kept everything straight while writing the series is beyond me, but he did it well.)
There are more twists and turns than a roller-coaster ride, some danger and tragedy, plenty of wit and humour, and lots of action and adventure. A general theme of growing up.. .family, friendship, confidence, loyalty and more, runs smoothly within the story.
The author brings the large and diverse cast of characters to life, and as they continue to develop and change throughout the series, we learn more of their hidden depths… and flaws. At the same time, he paints a detailed picture of the world they inhabit, starting with the small village in book one to a much larger expanse by book five, as our heroes (and villains) travel further away from their homes.
I liked the names of the characters, many of them plucked from fairytales and myths and given a twist… my favourite, being Ron-Paul Silskin!
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this book. I knew that it was a Young Adult novel and was advertised as a steampunk fairy-tale, but what on earth did that mean? But Mr Dreece enchanted me, a not-so-young reader, from the first pages. The main characters are bright, vivid, and somehow comforting, in the way that an old book of bedtime stories would be. They, along with a strong supporting cast made this thrill a minute sail-cart ride a book that I just couldn’t put down.
Then about three chapters in, the little pieces started making sense as the half-remembered fairy tales of my childhood started taking new and different forms. I don’t want to get too spoilery, but Eg and Bakon? Really Mr Dreece?
There is a sense of fun and a twinge of irreverent homage to the ancient stories that makes this book a breath of fresh air in a genre that often takes itself far too seriously.
Book two is on my Kindle and I can’t wait to start it!
Recommended most highly for Tweens, Young adults, and for young-at-heart oldsters like me!
Throughout the book, Nikolas encourages Tee's creative and adventurous side, as do her parents. There are great lessons throughout the book such as: don't be afraid to be yourself. The love Nikolas has for his family and friends is a huge theme throughout the book and I found it very refreshing. Many novels today lack this sense of love and family. I found myself smiling at times when Adam described Nikolas' love for his granddaughter.
I also noticed a lot of parenting themes throughout the book and I think this is a great book to read with your children. One of my favorite lines was "He loved that his daughter had spunk, but he felt responsible to make sure she understood where the border with being rude was." I think any parent with a spunky, creative, clever child can relate to this!
Adam did a fantastic job of re-inventing the story of Little Red Riding Hood in a new, creative way. He tied the story together very well from beginning to end and I really enjoyed how the first scene tied together with one of the end scenes. The back stories of each character was told smoothly and did not feel forced or out of place at all.
I would highly recommend this book, especially for those who want to find a book to read with their kids. I can't wait for the sequel!
Adam's new book is a trip. I love reading YA books and this was quite unique. The story moves at a very fast pace and a lot is happening. You never know who is going to show up and who's "good" and who's "bad." The Cochon brothers? I mean with a name like Bakon you know this won't end well.....
If you like well developed characters with tons of background and a brick of a book this isn't for you. But if you like word play, fast action and tons of clever contraptions, get this book! You will never see the three piglets the same again.