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a book for young children
on 21 January 2010
I agree with the previous reviewer, it's not a bad book but without much depth. It's very safe and childish with elements of whimsical, but not very original on the whole. Yes there are castles, chivalry, dragons, magic but it's so predictable it's boring. Characters are simplistic, no one allowed to be in danger for long, every turn of the books ends happily, for goodies every plan goes on smoothly, badies are punished and so on. I think it's suitable for under 8-10s only, and mostly girls, adventurous boys or children above 8 might find it too safe and predictable. Recommended for children who like adventures but don't like to be scared or provoked to think.