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Elliot and the Goblin War (Underworld Chronicles) Kindle Edition
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|Age Level: 8 - 13|
|Grade Level: 3 - 8|
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I think that people would like this book because it has a lot of action. My favorite part was when Elliot's little twin brothers spray water at a bully that was tormenting Elliot. I think kids between the ages of 5 and 10 that enjoy fantasy fiction would like this wonderful book!
Review by Young Mensan Luke, age 9
Elliot makes a great hero. He is just a typical boy who happens to find himself involved in a world of goblins and Brownies(nice creatures). There are several other creatures like the hag who are just so ugly you have to laugh when she talks about how beautiful she is.
I think this could be a series that many students get involved with. I know the sequel is coming in May. I wish this author much success as I think she has the skill to write a good story. I will be interested in seeing what else she comes up with next.
If you like a light hearted monster story with a bit of action and humor, then this book is right up your alley. At 180 pages it is just the right length to hold your interest and give enough detail to suck you in to the underworld.
... that doing a humorously insane narrator is harder than it looks. The main character of this novel is a brilliantly kooky narrator, perhaps someone from the Underworld, where goblins, elves, and brownies live. From the start, the dear reader is warned in strongest terms to put down the book and run away from it. Few have the fortitude to survive its dreadful pages.
Undiscouraged, I read on. Elliot is an awkward, young, bullied boy from a poor family. But he does save a girl who happens to be a brownie, and winds up becoming the King of the Brownies a few years later. Unfortunately, the Brownies are in a war with the Goblins, and aren't faring well.
Interspersed with the already delightful story are all manner of insane pieces of advice, such as how to make the turnip juice that everyone loves (boil turnips, dump them on the kitchen floor, and collect the juice that squishes through your toes).
Another delight -- Elliot has a quirky but strong family. Tugged on my heartstrings in several places.
Great characters, great fantasty, great dialog, and an insane narrator. Oh, and great artwork, thoughout. Highly recommended.
The Brownies and the goblins have been at war for a VERY long time. And it's not just any war, if the brownies lose - they are eaten like the tasty treats they sound like. When the old ruler dies, someone must step in and fill in to lead the brownies to victory. Here comes Elliot. Savior of the day!
This book was a cute read. I felt it lacked some of the depth seen in today's YA/MG books, most of the plot was fairly superficial, but the characters were cute and the bad guys were defeated, which is always the best part of this type of book. I did have a hard time connecting with most of the characters, even Elliot himself seemed a little flat.
I would recommend this to younger boy readers who may be reluctant to read, because I think the humor in this caters more to their style. Girls will enjoy it as well, the female brownie in this is a likeable character, but I see this being a book more boys can relate to.
Cleverly written with a wonderful plot.
P.S. I read the entire series and all 3 books are wonderful!
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