Monday, October 3, 2016

MMGM - Elliot and the Goblin Wars



Marvelous Middle Grade Monday


 
by Jennifer Nielsen

Blurb:
WARNING! As of today, there are only 7 CHILDREN who have ever read this book and lived to tell about it. 95 CHILDREN successfully read the first chapter, but upon beginning chapter 2, they started BLABBERING in some language known only as "flibberish." 38 CHILDREN made it halfway through this wretched book before they began SUCKING THEIR THUMBS THROUGH THEIR NOSES.

If you're VERY BRAVE, perhaps you are willing to TAKE YOUR CHANCES. Be sure that you have told your family who gets your favorite toys if you DO NOT SURVIVE this book. Read it now, IF YOU DARE. But don't say you haven't been warned, for this is the story that unfolds the MYSTERIES OF THE UNDERWORLD.

Jennifer Nielsen is so well known for her other titles, especially The False Prince series, that this middle grade gem gets overlooked. This series is HILARIOUS and oh-so-fun! My daughter and I did this as a read aloud, because it is too funny not to share with someone. I kept calling her in to read her parts, and we finally just read all three of them together.

If you know any struggling readers, this series may be just the one to help them over the hump. I keep it in my classroom, and it never fails. I can't recommend this series highly enough!




Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born. For a full selection of MMGM posts, visit her website HERE.




10 comments:

Brenda said...

The Goblin Wars doesn't get enough recognition as her other series. Although The False Prince is my favorite, I still really enjoyed this as well.

Jenni Enzor said...

I haven't read this series, but boy, that is one great blurb! Thanks for featuring this. I really enjoyed The False Prince--she is one talented author.

Creel Family said...

I love Jennifer Nielsen and have been meaning to read this book. You make it seems so funny, just what my boys love, so I'll have to try to move it up my list of read-alouds with my boys. Thanks for the review!

Joanne Roberts said...

I love hearing how this series has fared in the classroom. Thanks. Jennifer is such a talented writer.

Joanne R. Fritz said...

I loved The False Prince and its sequels but haven't read these books. This certainly does sound like it would be perfect as a read-aloud.

Completely Full Bookshelf said...

This book sounds great! Thanks for recommending it!

Alexia561 said...

Haven't read this series but how can I resist after that awesome blurb?!

Robyn Campbell said...

Hey, you. So happy to see you pop up on my blog. How have you been? Love that blurb. I will have to get this book. You know that, right?

Rosi said...

Hilarious is always good in middle grade. Thanks for telling me about this. I will check it out.

Kim Aippersbach said...

I did not know she had a middle-grade book. I can well believe she could make a very funny one, and I'm always a fan of a good laugh-out-loud. Thanks for highlighting this one.

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