The Clockwork Forest by Doug MacLeod
Describe it in 25 words or less. A completely humorous fantasy tale about two guys on a quest.
Genre: Comedy/Fantasy/Children’s Literature
What did you think of the cover art? I don’t think the dog should have been so big. It was never that big in the book.
Who was your favorite character and why? It would probably be Cuthbert, because not only was he wise and knowledgeable, but he was also funny.
Who was your least favorite character and why? Mara, because she was mean.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? Grabbed me immediately and the whole way through, I felt as if I were actually in the story.
Was it plot or character driven? Slightly more character driven.
What did you think of the ending? It was just right!
What was the moral of the story? It’s always good to have company. It’s always good to be a team.
Did you learn anything? Yes, that things fall at a rate of 32 feet per second per second, and that dandelions are a good diuretic (meaning they make you pee).
Favorite quote: “We have to keep swimming and giving the occasional nip.” – Cuthbert
Would you like to see it adapted into a film? Even though this book was based on a play that was staged at the Adelaide Film Centre, I still think this book would make a good film.
Who would you recommend it to? People who like unique and comical stories.
Number of unknown words: 21
Recipe: Raisin Tarts
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