Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Z. reviews the Wolf of Tebron

 I mentioned yesterday that my friends at CSFF (led by Rebecca Miller) are doing a blog tour this week for The Wolf of Tebron.  I asked Z. (my nine year old) to read the book and give a report back.  And here's what she brought me:

What is the story about?

The Wolf of Tebron is the story of a man who wishes his wife away with his anger.  And he goes to find her while he’s going he meets a wolf.  They go together to search for his wife, and the man keeps having dreams about where his wife is.  She seems to be trapped in ice or glass.  He has to climb a cliff but every single time he tries to climb the cliff he falls back down again onto the beach.  And there’s an ocean by the beach.  He is told to travel to the Palace of the Moon. But there are other palaces he will have to search first before he can get near his wife....

What did you like about the book?

I liked it because it was a kind of mystery because you wouldn’t know whether he would get his wife back or not.  I liked the talking wolf.  It was fun to read.

Was there anything you didn’t like about the book?


Would you suggest this book to your friends and why?

Yes, because I think that they would like it.

If people like a certain kind of book, will they like this book?

It’s a little bit like Harry Potter because it kind of has magic, but anyone who likes mysteries will like it.

Do you want to read the next book in the series?

There’s another book in the series? Yes, I want to read it!

Thanks, Z!  She has already passed the book along to the next sister in line, eight year old A.  She's enjoying it and also asked me to tell you all that it's a great read.


  1. I like your idea of having your daughter review the book. It's nice to see it from her perspective.

    -Becca Johnson

  2. Thanks, Becca. She wanted to write a much longer review but time was an issue. She really liked the book though, and it's sitting on the floor next to my other daughter's bed now....

  3. I agree, Matt--great idea. Tell Z she did a very fine job. I especially like her answer to why she would suggest this book to her friends. Well, duh! :-)


  4. Thanks, Z, for reading my book. I'm so glad you liked it and I think youll enjoy The Map across Time, out in March. It's a time travel adventure about the king's twins who go back in time to stop a curse from destroying their kingdom.

  5. pongboy2:40 PM

    I love your daughter's simple review! I think it's a great idea for children to review books (as oppose to adults). They're honest, straight-forward, and without pretense. This should be a new trend for authors and publishers. Good job! :)

  6. Great job Z! I enjoyed reading your review! Keep on reading! :)