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The Ghastly Gizmo By Tilda Hale

 

 

The Ghastly Gizmo By Tilda Hale
The Ghastly Gizmo, Cover

 

 

 

Agent Ralph Book 1

Children’s Book

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE GHASTLY GIZMO:

The Ghastly Gizmo authored by Tilda Hale is a first-rate children’s book.  Detective Ralph and the team of Domesticated Investigation Bureau agents are on the trail of a missing neighbor feline.  After finding the missing cat, Barnabas, they find themselves in a spot of trouble; rodent Frances comes to the rescue.   Barnabas has quite a tale to tell and Detective Ralph and company have a mystery to solve.  What is this monster that is terrorizing everyone?  Can Ralph and the Domesticated Investigation Bureau solve this case?  Grab a chair, have a seat, my children’s mystery book reviews of The Ghastly Gizmo follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Although a first work by Tilda Hale, her talent is clear in this short children’s book.  As a result, the story-line is rich in prose and development.  Novellas by their nature are short and can not contain the structure and development of a full novel.  However within the 31 pages of the book, Hale entertains and holds the interest of the young reader.

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The Devil’s Colony By Bill Schweigart

 

The Fatal Folklore Trilogy

The Devil's Colony
The Devil’s Colony

 

 

 

“THE GREATEST MONSTER IS MAN”

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE DEVIL’S COLONY BY BILL SCHWEIGART:

In The Devil’s Colony, Bill Schweigart, once again brings together his team of monster hunters.  In the New Jersey Pine Barrens, Ben, Lindsay, Erica, Alex, Richard, and Davis face the ultimate evil.  Once more they are all facing monsters and death.

Henry Drexler, Richard’s old partner owns a compound, Välkommen, in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.  Although the name means “welcome”, Välkommen’s anything but welcoming once you get inside.  Drexler takes in everyone, as long as, they are racists, white power neo Nazis’.  Realizing Drexler probably summoned the past monsters they battled, Richard must send in Lindsay and Ben incognito to find as much information as they can.  Between the black uniformed guards, neo Nazis crazies, and Drexler’s sociopath son, they will find information does not come easy.  But when found, it’s terrible and frightening, as monsters resident in the Pine Barren.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

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Ten Terrific Monsters By Chris Mason

 

A Hidden Item Book

Ten Terrific Monsters by Chris Mason
Ten Terrific Monsters, Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE, CONCEPT, DEVELOPMENT TEN TERRIFIC MONSTERS BY CHRIS MASON:

In Ten Terrific Monsters, Chris Mason and Vladimir Cebu created a wonderful seek and find the book for child and adult.  As a lover of seeking and find, I am sure any child would love to have this book.  Willie the Wolf and nine of his monster friends spent a long day waiting in the unemployment line.  Each monster’s return home gives the child a list of objects to find in a picture.  The characters are as Willie the Wolf states, “cute as buttons.”  The list of items well-defined with excellent illustrations will entertain even younger children.

With well-developed illustrations and good seek list, any child with supervision will have hours of fun.  Depending on the age of the child, this book helps with word recognition, counting, motor skills, and organizational skills.  The child using fine motor skills can either circle the items as found in the picture or mark off the list.  Names are beside the picture of the item giving the child word recognition skills.  Counting how many items they found, will help with counting skills, and deciding in what order they will find the items, will help them develop organization skills.

 

TEN TERRIFIC MONSTERS RECOMMENDATIONS:  STARS 4

I would not hesitate to buy this book for a child.  This is a great book for children and supervising adult to enjoy together.   The

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Saint George: Rusty Knight And Monster Tamer By John Powell

 

 

Saint George Rusty Knight and Monster Tamer, Cover
Saint George Rusty Knight and Monster Tamer, Cover

 

STORY LINE, SAINT GEORGE RUSTY KNIGHT AND MONSTER TAMER:

Saint George Rusty Knight and Monster Tamer features Saint George, poor knight of old.  Dressed in his rusty suit of armor which does not fit correctly, George has searched far and wide for employment.   During his search, George discovers Marmorgugelhupf Cake which when eaten by monsters, tames them to pet status.  Meanwhile, when Good King Freddie hears of George, he promotes him to Patron Saint and Minister for Environment, as the monsters in England have run amuck.

This book is a wonderful hilarious journey through the tales of George, Merlin, King Freddie, various monsters, and the many characters found along the way.  Perfect for older children and young adults, Saint George Rusty Knight and Monster Tamer will provided hours of entertainment.

 

CHARACTERS AND DEVELOPMENT, SAINT GEORGE RUSTY KNIGHT AND MONSTER TAMER:

The characters and monsters are many and varied as we read Saint George’s adventures. You will find,

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Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet A Novel by H.P. Wood

Magrudgers Curiosity Cab

 

 

Coney Island

The English Teen, The Freaks

And The Plague

 

HOW DO I START THIS REVIEW?  I am almost at a loss;  can I do this novel justice?  When I started this novel I did not think I would be able to finish it;  by the time I had read chapter one I knew this book had huge possibilities.  By the time I was half through chapter two, I was engrossed in this fascinating book.  WHAT A STORY, KUDOS MS. WOOD, KUDOS!

 

STORY LINE:

Kitty Hayward’s life has taken an unexpected turn. She is in America fresh off a South African ship, her mother is ill, she is sent by the doctor for medicine.  When she returns, Kitty is turned out of the hotel;  she returns to threats and denials of knowing of

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The Human Cure By Tracy Auerbach

The Human Cure

 

 

How Do You Like Your Vampires?

Loving, Kind, Scary, Cruel?

Welcome To A New Vampire World!

 

 

 

Author Tracy Auerback has created a vampire world I have never seen before.  This is a tale of vampires in the down and dirty world they occupy below New York and the world where they hunt.  It is raw, gritty, gory, and filled with monsters.  It also a story of love and sacrifice.

 

STORY LINE:

Kate Plesser is an office assistant that can not seem to find her niche in life or a boyfriend worth his salt.

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Northwoods By Bill Schweigart

Northwoods

Powerful book full of monsters and evil!

Frightened By Monsters?

You will be frightened!  Sit down, relax, and prepare to be scared!

 Northwoods by Bill Schweigart has the horror market cornered!

 

I love Bill Schweigart novels, and I feel sure you will also.  The beginning chapter is action packed with horror, blood, guts, gore, and unexplained happenings as something deadly and evil has come to the Superior National

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