book reviews

Cottonmouth and the river

Name: Cottonmouth and the river

Author: C. S. Fritz

Favorite character: Tug the comforter

Plot: When Freddie finds a mysterious egg in the river in the river he loves, he also discovers a new friend, Tug, who makes Freddie promise never to eat the egg. In return for obeying the promise, Tug takes Freddie on wild adventures. But Freddie is about to discover that broken promises come at a great price.

Comments:

With beautiful illustrations and heart-changing words, Cottonmouth and the river is a must-add to every parents library. My heart was moved by the story, and my guess is yours will be too. – Elyse Fitzpatrick

It is rare to find a book in this genre as wonderfully written and beautifully drawn as Cottonmouth and the river. Even more rare is to find them packed with the themes of sacrifice and redemption. This book is what gift. – Tim Chaddick

Artistic, poetic, mysterious, and ingenious, Cottonmouth and the river is a great read. It digs its hooks into you and pulls you deep into the story’s world. After I finished reading it to my kids, the first thing they said was, ‘Can we read it again, Dad?’ – John Mark Comer

Review: This book was an excellent read. I think I got the book around 2013 or 2014, when my grandparents got me this book. Me and my granny read this book together, laughed together, we just had a fun time reading this book. I read it more than once, but haven’t read it in years now. But after finishing Frindle, I went to my bookshelf for a new book to read, and my eye caught Cottonmouth and the river. I remember how much I loved this book, reading the words, then looking at the illustrations. So I picked it up, and began reading.

Just like years ago, it did not disappoint. The words were brilliantly described, the illustrations were beautiful and funny, there were tons of Images, this book will interest all.

I can’t wait to read the sequel.

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book reviews, The Lord of the rings

The Fellowship of the ring

Comments:

“Filled with marvels and strange terrors… an extraordinary, distinguished piece of work.”

-New York Herald Tribute

“For anyone who likes the genre to which it belongs, the Heroic quest, I cannot imagine a more wonderful Christmas present… No fiction I have read in the last five years has given me more joy than the Fellowship of the ring”

-W. H. Auden, The new York Times Book Reviews

“Brilliant in its telling as it is broad in its scope… An exciting good book, and far more than Fantasy to us, who have come into possession of the Great Ring of Power, and have turned back one assault of the shadow only to see it, as Gandalf warned, ‘take another shape and grow again.’ “

What’s the book about:

The dark fearsome Ringwraiths are searching fora Hobbit. Frodo Baggins knows that they are seeking him and the ring he bears – the ring of power that will enable evil Sauron to destroy all that is good in Middle-earth. Now it is up to to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the ring to the one place it can be destroyed: Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron’s realm. This begins J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic the Lord of the rings, which continues in The two towers and the return of the king.

What I think of the book:

One day, Since I had been very good at a place, just sitting down and reading Percy Jackson: sea of monsters ( which is a really good book, by the way), my parents said they would buy anything about $15.00 or under. At the time I been wanting to watch the Lord of the rings trilogy, and I’ve also been wanting to read the books too, so I chose a Lord of the rings/the hobbit boxed set. It was over $15.00, like About $18.00, but my parents got it for me anyway for me, because they love me. On the day it came, I finished Percy Jackson book: Sea of Monsters (which, by the way, was a really good book), and walked out dog for the first time (wasn’t a good one). I began with the hobbit, but after a couple of chapters, I got kind of bored, and decided to read the fellowship of the ring. To tell the truth, the Lord of the rings trilogy was what I actually wanted to read. But then I went back to the hobbit, and weeks later, I went back to fellowship of the ring, but then after a couple of Pages, I went back to the hobbit, and then a couple days later, I finished it. Luckily, I also had The Lord of the rings with me as well as The hobbit, so after I finished the Hobbit, I immediately began reading where I left off in the Lord of the rings. I thought it was definitely a bit darker. My favorite characters were Tom Bombadil, Gandalf the grey, and Legolas in this book. There were many differences in Tue book and movie. Most of the the stuff Boromir said in the movie at the council of Elrond were when he went all crazy and tried to take the ring from Frodo in the book. And Boromir doesn’t even die until The two towers. But in my opinion, the book was an excellent read. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Fantasy and adventure.

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