This book is brand new. Great poetry for children.
60 years ago Robert Louis Stevenson's poems for children enchanted me. They still continue to enchant me.
Robert Louis Stevenson's poetry is great to read to children before bed. this book is a great collection of his poetry.
I thought that this story was a bit on the unoriginal side, with the "misplace heir" plot and all. The characters were also a bit over-dramatic at times. The bad guys were really bad and the good guys overly naive. It was like having caricatures done in words instead of images. It was also annoying to see adults, who should know better, act no better than children in their impulsiveness which tended to result with bad endings.
I can't even compare this to something as enjoyable as the Harry Potter books and am not sure a fan of those would necessarily enjoy these. I didn't find them anywhere near as good and I love the HP series. The only real similarities is that there is magic and a bad wizard with his own followers.
I was a bit disappointed with this book, since I thought it would be better. There were times that I wasn't sure that I even wanted to finish it. It was filled with so many cliches from other fantasy stories that at times I was a bit put off by it all.
Overall, not a great read. I only plan to attempt the next two in the series because I have them on hand. One can only hope that it gets better.