Friday, March 5, 2010

The Shadow Thief

I read this book out-loud as the good night book to my kids. Kayla said it was boring (hence why i read it so she would fall asleep). But I know she was paying attention because she would refer to it as the 'shadow book'.

Drabville is a model town, where Milli Klompet lives with her slightly offbeat family and spends her time longing for adventure.

Then one day, along with her cautious best friend and amateur geologist, Ernest Perriclof, Milli discovers ′Hog House′. But the afternoon′s entertainment takes a different turn when they are held prisoner by the wacky Mr and Mrs Mayor and a cohort of evil magicians, led by the sinister Aldor.

Aldor is eagerly anticipating the Great Guzzle - a horrifying ceremony during which he plans to swallow the shadows of every citizen in Drabville, absorbing their skills and talents and rendering himself invincible.

Milli and Ernest must evade the Shadow Keepers and outwit the sinister Aldor before the shadows are swallowed and Drabville loses its soul forever.

Ages: 10+

I have no idea how this is an aged 10+ book. Sure the adventure of the book is 10+ but the words! omg is it wordy. Some of the words I could say properly outloud (i felt like a retard let me tell you!), but some of the other words I didn't even understand. And if I couldn't understand then how is a 10 year old!
The girl who wrote it (Alexandra Adornetto) was 13 at the time, but serious, who at 13 knows some of the words in the story.
It was ok. But not omg i want to read it again. Will keep it for the kids for when they are older.

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