Sir Nathan and the Troublesome Task

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
302 Pages
Reviewed on 10/28/2013
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Author Biography

Mark Smith lives in a small town in the Midwest and has enjoyed the creative outlet of writing since a young age.

The author's Somewhat Silly Stories were originally written as a silly romp through a land of adventure for the author's young nieces and nephews. Now they have been rewritten and edited for a general release, aimed at other children like the author's 11 year old son and for those young at heart.

Colorful descriptions and absurd humor aim for a compelling story that pushes the reader's imagination, increases vocabulary, and urges the reluctant reader.

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Sir Nathan and the Troublesome Task by Mark Simon Smith is about the Royal twins who go missing. The Queen Gobbledeegook summons Sir Nathan and his steed, Tupolev, to go searching for the twins. While on their quest, they meet Grace, who rides a mop named Flopsy, and wants to be a knight. Grace and Flopsy join with Sir Nathan in the search for the twins. The book is about the adventures of Sir Nathan and the exciting characters he meets during the quest.

The story is fun and full of whimsy and fantasy. Dragons, witches, ogres, etc. add to the enchantment of the story and it will enthrall young readers. All the imaginary characters and their names are inventive, enhancing the fantasy angle of the story. There are many humorous moments in the book. The writing is very clever and the plot is sound.

Fantasy stories always evoke excitement and thrills because they give children a chance to explore their imaginations. The names of the places Sir Nathan visits on his quest are a reflection of the author's creative mind. There are many silly characters that add to the lighter moments of the story. This book is a good read for children aged 8 - 14 years. Fantasy stories always motivate children to think on a different plane and be more original and creative while expressing themselves in their writing. Will Sir Nathan - with all the extra help - be able to find the Royal Twins?