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A lovely book for children of all ages including.......,
This review is from: Brian, His Granddad & the Cup of Ages (Kindle Edition)
ones in their 50's! If you and your children are all Harry Pottered out then this book will come as a lovely surprise. Yes, there are similarities to a certain extent as the book has magic in it and monsters too.
Back to the plot. Brian is sent to stay with his Grandparents when his Father suddenly disappears and his Mother is desperately rushing around trying to find a job and also a place for them both to live. His first impression of the house is that everywhere he looks, there are bookcases, even in the kitchen. The books aren't even the kind he would like to read either so he is upset to find himself stuck indefinately in an old fashioned house with two old people.
Things take on a menacing mood very soon when he is awoken one night by screaming which appears to be coming from downstairs. He eventually manages to get out of his bedroom to see what is going on and is met by a monster! I don't want to say too much here as it would be a spoiler. Anyway, another monster appears who seems to have more common sense than the first one and tells Brian that they have to get him out of house as soon as possible. How though? Well, I can tell you this, all the bookcases have a very important part to play in this lovely story.
When Brian and the two monsters (Hadley and Sam) arrive at their destination with Brian, he finds there are two other children who are in the same predicament. Norman who is disabled and in a wheelchair and Audrey. It would seem that their parents have also disappeared much like Brian's Grandparents have. This is where the story really begins in earnest.
I liked this book a lot as the author has made use of a play on words exceptionally well, used anagrams expertly and in general has written a thoroughly enjoyable book.
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Initial post: 23 Apr 2012 18:40:14 BDT
I found some spelling errors as well but as the author was kind enough to give me a free copy of his book I also proof read it as well and hopefully now there shouldn't be any more spelling mistakes or grammatical errors.
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