Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Review: Nostradormouse by Chris Tinniswood

NostradormouseTitle: Nostradormouse
Author: Chris Tinniswood
Pages: 104
Publisher: Histrionic Downs
Language English
ISBN: 0956161103

A young dormouse awakens from a deep sleep and utters a mysterious prophecy. In the centre of The Great Woods, an ancient tree receives some strange visitors. Rumours abound. Change is in the air. This is the age of... NOSTRADORMOUSE. An enchanting mythical journey for readers aged eight and upwards, Nostradormouse takes an anthropomorphic odyssey round two very different creation myths, one Celtic, one Nordic. Entwining the two is the origin of a mouse who eats the ninth nut of knowledge and becomes imbued with prophetic powers. Joining him on his epic journey to the centre of The Great Woods are an assortment of creatures, all of whom play an important role in the end of eternity. And, waiting for him at the centre, is an ancient tree which hasn't seen life for longer than living memory. This is the beginning of the legend; the tale of Nostradormouse.


The reason why I picked up this book was the cover. Isn't it adorable? Looking at the cover, you'll immediately know that this is a kids book, but in spite the fact I still picked it up.

Nostradormouse is a great book. Brilliant and simply mystifying. It was greatly written, a must pick book if you want to teach as well as entertain your young ones. :) A fast read, the book is just about 104 pages, it tells you a great tale about a young mouse spreading wisdom across the forest. A definite must read book.

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