- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 5924 KB
- Print Length: 174 pages
- Publisher: Princelings Publications; 2.0 edition (26 Nov. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006F3SME2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
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- #2286 in Kindle Store > Books > Children's eBooks > Action & Adventure > Fantasy & Magic
- #4819 in Kindle Store > Books > Children's eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic > Sword & Sorcery
- #31687 in Books > Children's Books > Fiction > Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Top Customer Reviews
Fred and George remind me of an English cartoon that is currently showing on Australian television called Country Mouse and City Mouse, which I recently realised is a retelling of Aesops Fable.
The two mice are intelligent adventurers who travel around, but they have different likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses which help them along in their adventures.
Similarly, Fred and George are brothers with very different talents and interests but they work together on their adventures, that's until they get separated and have to work apart to solve the mystery of the Energy Drain.
I enjoyed this book very much and I was intrigued the whole way, itching to find out the answer to mysterious energy drain. I won't spoil it but there may be some wibbly wobbly timey wimey shenanigans ( sorry that is a Dr Who quote which I realise if you aren't a super nerd like me, Yes I own a Tardis, you won't have a clue what I am talking about lol.) I loved the reference to Wozna Cola which sounded an awful lot like a certain dark coloured liquid that has taken the world by storm for about 4 decades
This was a clean read, with no violence at all which I think is such a credit to the author as I feel quite passionate about this very topic when considering if a book is for a Middle Grade audience.Read more ›
The year is 2009. Or is it 2021? Hm... whatever the year, no one can argue there are Strange Doings afoot. The King's birthday celebration has been ruined by a mysterious Energy Drain. Princelings Fred and George, two bright kids with too much time on their hands to just sit and Think (in Fred's case) or build ingenious machines (that would be George), decide their august adult counterparts have leapt to all the wrong conclusions, and they want to take matters into their own hands.
The question is... how? They are just two mere (if industrious in their own ways) lads; what can they possibly do to solve this Vexing Problem for everyone's benefit? Especially when they have trouble convincing anyone to listen to them, let alone to believe what they say. To say nothing of the possible consequences if they make too much trouble for the King—perhaps even banishment from the only home they have ever known!
In the midst of their ruminations, they find a mysterious tunnel, which in due course leads them to all manner of amazing wheres and whens and whats and whos, many of whom are not who they seem. Most amazing of all, they meet adults who not only listen but even value what they have to say.
Fred and George, in essence, get to live every ingenious, thoughtful kid's dream.
In the book's synopsis, it's likened to The Wind in the Willows, and I can most assuredly see that in the characters' interactions and relationships to one another. However, the literary similarity that struck me most, from the very first page, was A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.Read more ›
The charming pencil drawn illustrations by the author, at the beginning of each chapter, are a lovely addition to the text. The combination of the sweet drawings along with the chapter subtitles, often made me smile. My most favorite subtitle was the one found at the start of Chapter 7: "A Close Shave, In which George finds that engineers need people skills more than people need engineering skills" had me laughing out loud.
After reading The Princelings of the East, I felt as if my IQ had gone up a few points with Ms. Pett's vocabulary choices - what refreshing text. This true adventure book which includes a fight, time travel and mysterious strangers is reminiscent of Wind in the Willows - with a twist.
The hero at the end of the story came as a bit of a surprise and everything wrapped up very neatly at the end. However, the secret message delivered was a fantastic note to remind us all how important it is to believe in oneself.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to reading the next book in the Princelings series.
Jemima also has a fantastic blog about all of her guinea pigs that has kept my daughter's interest. I have caught her giggling while visiting Ms. Pett's Guinea Pig World.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This story started nicely with two brothers hiding in a castle, the brothers are chalk and cheese and yet complimentary to each other. Read morePublished on 24 Jan. 2015 by J.R. Barker
This was a clever, but fun read. The plot turned out to be a lot more complex than I was expecting and, with the ever-growing cast of characters, I found I really had to... Read morePublished on 16 May 2013 by WLP Shadows
A complex plot with interesting characters, quite thought-provoking and fast-moving. Fred and George are great heroes, with brains! I'd like more of this intriguing world.Published on 15 May 2013 by Nicola Mills
What's it About?
Meet Fred and George, the young princelings of the Castle in the Marsh, who just happen to be guinea pigs. Read more
A fantastic adventure tale with endearing (and extremely clever!) characters. Lovely language choices carry the reader away to the wonderful world Fred and George inhabit. Read morePublished on 29 Oct. 2012 by Mrs S Robinson
I would highly recommend this book for people of all ages! The universe of the Princelings is very interesting, with multiple castles with their own respective kings dotted around... Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2012 by Crisismoon
Really enjoyed this book, it was an interesting story as well as knowing where some of the names for the characters come from, good original story and characterisation, look... Read morePublished on 27 Aug. 2012 by Mike
A charming and refreshing book. People of all ages will love this trilogy. It's a gripping plot and educational too, and takes the reader into involving situations which get you... Read morePublished on 4 April 2012 by Sue Booth
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