Sir Thomas of Creekside

Young Adult - Action
161 Pages
Reviewed on 10/21/2022
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Author Biography

After my career with the FBI, I wanted to write a book of strength and inspiration. Sir Thomas of Creekside came from this desire and culminated into a heartwarming tale of a young boy creating a world within his own reality to help cope with tragedy and danger. Nobody should have to live in fear, especially a child. They should be able to experience a childhood of innocence, and if the evil of the world encroaches upon their own, they should learn to draw deep and use every last fiber of strength they have to fight, and never give up.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Sir Thomas of Creekside by G.L. Garrett is the story of a seven-year-old boy and his teddy bear as they find themselves away from home, stranded in the dangerous Creekside Woods. Thomas Bristol always wanted to be a knight. After his father's passing, Thomas' love for medieval stories leads him and his bear, Teddy, to the woods where adventure awaits. But the Creekside Woods is no ordinary place as danger lurks at every turn. With the help of their friends, Thomas and Teddy must evade the monstrous dragon they call 'The Screech.' Meanwhile, Detective Claire Spillen and her partner Detective Bushner follow Thomas's trail through the woods. But they must hurry as a nefarious predator is on the prowl and is getting closer and closer to capturing Thomas.

By narrating the story through the eyes of a seven-year-old, G.L. Garrett captures the vivid imagination and wonder of a child's point of view of their world. For Thomas, Creekside Woods is a place for adventure, where he might finally prove himself to his friends as a knight. In reality, he is running away, trying to cope with the loss of his father, and unwittingly entering an environment of grave danger. The characters feel like people you may have encountered in real life. Thomas is an immensely adorable child, and his dynamic with his friends, especially his bear, brings a wholesome charm to the tale. A captivating adventure story for all, Sir Thomas of Creekside is a book suited for kids and young adults alike.

Maria Victoria Beltran

Sir Thomas of Creekside by G. L. Garrett is an engaging fantasy adventure for young adults. Thomas Bristol has just lost his dad and behaves badly in school and at home. As punishment, his mother threatened to take away his beloved stuffed bear, Theodore E. Bear, or Teddy. They run away from home and end up in the fabled Creekside Woods where Thomas’s father used to bring him. What follows is a series of adventures as the two are pursued by The Screech, a dangerous beast. Aided by their forest friends, Dorian, Roland, and Roxy, they seek the Golden Pixie to find help. Meanwhile, Detective Claire Spillen is assigned to the case and is also looking for Thomas in the forest. Can she find Thomas and Teddy before it is too late?

G. L. Garrett’s Sir Thomas of Creekside is a charming story about a young boy who dreams of becoming a knight one day. Their adventure starts when Thomas and Teddy set out across the Creekside Woods on the quest of a lifetime, where they are chased by The Screech, a legendary dragon. As they try to elude the beast, they experience things that they could not have imagined. I find the personification of the bear amusing, and the bond between Thomas and Teddy is adorable. Fascinated by medieval knights and castles, Thomas is a brave young man. This is a story of friendship, family, courage, and bravery as our hero faces one danger after another. If you’re looking for a light, entertaining, and easy read, this book is for you!

Samantha Dewitt (Rivera)

In Sir Thomas of Creekside, readers discover that Thomas is having the adventure of a lifetime. Or perhaps, he’s on several adventures all at once, because Thomas is on his own for the first time, running away from home with his faithful bear Teddy. But while he’s on the run, he’s also trying to escape from the dreaded Screech that has been hunting him ever since he left. With the help of Teddy, Roxy, Dorian, Roland, and The Golden Pixie, he just might be able to survive and become the knight he desperately wants to be. G.L. Garrett has created a remarkable story of adventure and fantasy within a larger story of danger and intrigue.

Sir Thomas of Creekside, by G.L. Garrett, is a tale that not only weaves in fantasy elements expertly but with plenty of realism as well. It’s the story of a young boy running from real danger, but in a way that only a child can. This story is well-written and interesting for young adult readers. You never know what’s going to happen next or which of Thomas’s friends will show up to help him. You do know that this boy and his friends will never give up. The Screech is the monster in the closet of every child, but Thomas is a knight, like his father before him, and he’s not about to back down from the fight of his life. This is a story about courage, love, and friendship in even the most unexpected of places and situations.