Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tales of a Fifth-Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson

Title: Tales of a Fifth-Grade Knight
Author: Douglas Gibson
Series: Stand Alone (but I hope there will be MORE!)
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
Publication Date: August 1, 2015
Source: Author

If you have a young reader that loves adventure stories, this one is definitely for them.  It is action packed, fantastic fun, and full of imagination.  I am ashamed to admit it, but I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this story.

What this story is about is Isaac, his little sister Lily, and his two friends.  One day they are at school practicing for the school play and the next thing they know they are in a whole different world underground.  One that has elves, enlarged animals that can talk, and a whole bunch of other extremely weird creatures.  Actually, the weird creatures are just humans that have made their way to the elves in the underground and are some where in the long process of transforming into an elf themselves.

The price for becoming an elf and receiving the immortality that comes with it is a lot, you have to be willing to become almost anything in the process.  There is no telling what kind of changes you will go through.  You could become invisible, you might become a giant ear, end up with the butt of a firefly, the options are as endless as your imagination!

Why did Isaac and his friends end up in this world?  Well, Isaac is the reason that Lily's jewel gem (it's a piece of her toy crown) got lost.  Then while they were looking for it, Lily disappeared.  Then they found a tunnel that led to the underground trying to find Lily...and well they had to rescue her and get her back home!  Or else Isaac's mom would be pretty upset...

This story will have your reader (or you!) going from the beginning to the end.  It is going to be hard to get them to put it down.  It is a safe story with nothing too scary, except for some giant rats, but they are actually quite humorous.  Do not be surprised if you hear a good bit of laughter while in the presence of reading this.

The whole world is very imaginative and I am super impressed.  Currently this is the only book out that takes place in this world, but I am hoping that Douglas Gibson will be writing more and soon!

My Rating
4.5 Stars

This review is based on a copy provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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