This was a delightful read, the kind where the reading experience is just as fun as the plot. As you can probably tell by the book cover, this story screams ‘quirky’, and I don’t think I could adequately describe the book any more than the blurb (see below). It reminded me a little of Terry Pratchett’s tongue-in-cheek style (which I love) so I was so glad I decided to read this (after receiving a request from the author).
The ending was a little disappointing, but I suspect it’s being set up for a sequel, or at least another book set in the same universe. Although kids of 10-12yrs will love this book, it’s my kind of read too J
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
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The Gift of the Quoxxel, by Richard Titus (author and illustrator)
Book Length: 121 pages
Humorous Fantasy (Children’s Fiction)
According to the Blurb:
King Norr of Nibb was not content. He longed to know of the world beyond his tiny, island kingdom. Why travel elsewhere, said his people. What place could possibly be more perfect than Nibb?
What frustrated Norr even more, outsiders never came to Nibb. Foreign ships approached, hesitated, then sailed away. Why was that?
And that wasn’t the only mystery.
Who was the little girl who sang, but would not speak?
What kind of monster lurked in waters along the shore?
Had Dr Hinkus been devoured by woolly drumbkins?
And most importantly, what’s for lunch?
Drearily perfect Nibb was about to turn upside down. As King Norr often said, it’s enough to give one “haddocks.”