Arnold and Louis

Gold Rush

Children - Picture Book
40 Pages
Reviewed on 05/22/2018
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Author Biography

Harvey Storm is an emerging children’s book author, artist, adventurer, and entrepreneur who splits his time between two homes: Portugal and Israel. Deeply influenced by the works of world-acclaimed author Herluf Bidstrup, his books feature exciting adventures of animals both friendly and timid.

Growing up, Harvey felt compelled to become a writer and artist from an early age. When other children his age played with toy cars, dolls, or soccer balls, he would spend hours in his room doodling and jotting down random ideas that would pop into his mind. Since he was in grade school, he knew writing would someday become his vocation.

Outside of crafting children’s stories, Harvey is an avid businessman who has launched many successful companies. During his spare time, he enjoys jamming on his electric Gibson guitar, mountain climbing, spearfishing, camping, and drawing. As a passionate explorer, he has traveled to ten different countries to date, imparting him with the unique inspiration he needs to create interesting plots, engaging storylines, and relatable characters. Above all, he loves spending quality time with his best buddy in dog form, Marco. More often than not, Marco serves as Harvey’s muse for a lot of the characters in his books.

To find out more about Harvey Storm both personally and creatively, feel free to visit his official website.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Arnold and Louis: Gold Rush is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Harvey Storm. Arnold was a moose who lived in a house by the edge of a swamp, and who had big dreams. He dreamed of finding treasure and living a life of luxury in beautiful and warm lands. He searched for keys to finding that treasure through the internet, old books, and any ancient maps that he could find, but to no avail. Arnold shared his house with Louis, a goose who had escaped from a goose farm and lived on Arnold’s roof. Louis pretended to be a stork and had a nice business delivering babies, but business was slow. He thought maybe he and Arnold could find treasure as a team. Arnold loved the idea, and the two partners immediately got to work preparing for their adventure.

Who doesn’t dream of finding treasure? Harvey Storm’s heroes, Arnold and Louis, are no exception. Their adventure into the desert is fun and exciting, but don’t gloss over the preparations they complete before they leave Arnold’s house. Every page in this entertaining and whimsical book is worth settling down and taking a good look at. I loved watching as Louis gets the tools and provisions they would need, and laughed as Arnold hires a meerkat security team to keep them safe. Along with the adventure, Storm includes a puzzle for kids to help Louis and Arnold find the treasure, and kids will also encounter just a wee bit of arithmetic as they follow our heroes. Storm’s illustrations are a masterful combination of whimsy and elegance. I loved the classic cartoon feeling I got as I read along and enjoyed each panel. I’m looking forward to Arnold and Louis’ future adventures. Arnold and Louis: Gold Rush is most highly recommended.

Alex

Both the story and the illustrations are magnificent.