The Journey by Roddy Brooks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A wicked witch and an evil wizard are banished from the kingdom, and they're not happy about it and declare war! It's up to Princess Livi and her faithful companion Dillon, a talking dog, to find the knight who can save them all, using all the good, kind forces of nature they can rally up. Deathly battles between evil goblins, dangerous dragons and the kingdom's army ensue - but in the end it's Livi whose destiny has to be fulfilled, and the fate of the royal kingdom lies with her. She must summon all her strength and courage to keep hold of the kingdom!
As a primary school teacher I am always on the look out for books that I can share with my class. When Roddy contacted me via twitter I was more than happy to review this book for him. I took it into school, so apologies that it has taken so long for a review!
This book is a typical fantasy book that kids love, this book has it all from witches and wizards wanting to take over a kingdom to princesses and talking dogs. The talking dog, Dillon was a big hit with the kids, who loved him.
This book is brilliant for primary school aged children, I would suggest from year 3 upwards. Children are really excited about it and even the girls get interested. (Well the girl is a hero!)It has helped spark off imagination, which today is rare in children. From reading this story to them, it has helped them develop a love of reading.
I would recommend this to all children who love a bit of fantasy, and even those reluctant readers. I would love to discover more of Brooks and I am sure the children would too! I do hope this is the beginning of a series.
I would like to thank Roddy for sending this to me to share with my class in exchange for an honest review.