Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Desription: (from Amazon)
As far back as he can remember, the orphan Grady has tramped from village to village in the company of a huckster named Floyd. With his adolescent accomplice, Floyd perpetrates a variety of hoaxes and flimflams on the good citizens of the Corenwald frontier, such as the Ugliest Boy in the World act.
It’s a hard way to make a living, made harder by the memory of fatter times when audiences thronged to see young Grady perform as “The Wild Man of the Feechiefen Swamp.” But what can they do? Nobody believes in feechies anymore.
When Floyd stages an elaborate plot to revive Corenwalders’ belief in the mythical swamp-dwellers known as the feechiefolk, he overshoots the mark. Floyd’s Great Feechie Scare becomes widespread panic. Eager audiences become angry mobs, and in the ensuing chaos, the Charlatan’s Boy discovers the truth that has evaded him all his life—and will change his path forever.
My Review: Rose
This was such a fun book! I just loved it!!!
This book is mostly about one of the ugliest boys in the world and feechies. It's fun trying to figure out exactly what you think a feechie is. If you like reading to your kid's, this is a perfect book. It's narrated by Grady, who is very uneducated, so his language portrays that. He uses words like, perfesser, genterman, pap, and lots of other funny phrases. It would be a riot to read this one aloud with all the voices and language!!
As most of you know, I like to look at Amazon for age categories of books, because I have a family full of little boys, some of who love to read. It has this book listed as young adult(which is great-I think young adults will like it), but I also think young readers will do well with it, too. (9 and up) Of course, as always this is totally my opinion! And this is great for both boys and girls.
This review has came at the perfect time, because this book would really make a perfect Christmas present. I plan on lending my copy out to two of my nephews, and saving it for my two little boy's collections. I also plan on reading Jonathan's other books, because I just had so much fun reading this one. I found myself laughing many times throughout the story. :) I'm also very excited that the next book in the series will be coming out next year some time. I will definitely be reading it!!
Needless to say, I highly recommend you read this or find one for your kids. :) I'm absolutely thrilled that I now have a new author to add to my list.
*I recieved this review book in connection with the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour. I was not required to give an positive opinion.
Book link -
Author’s blog/web site - (be sure to check out the Feechie Film Festival for some fun)
Make sure to check out all the other reviews of The Charlatan's Boy!!
Thomas Clayton Booher
Christian Fiction Book Reviews
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Donita K. Paul