Author: Kai Strand
About the Book:
Lumpy may be hefty with a misshapen mouth, but he’s funny and the most loyal friend Wheezy could ask for. When she meets Unwanted, she casts a wish for people to be able to see her best friend like she does. Her wish nearly kills him.
All the Weaver Tales are set in the same fictional village of The Tales. The villagers are called Word Weavers, because they speak in story. The same little gnome-elf, Unwanted, grants a wish in each book that makes the main character’s problem worse. The books do not have to be read in any order.
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
The Lumpy Duckling is a story for middle school age readers about friendship and loyalty.
Kai Strand does a good job of making this story of friendship appeal to tweens by adding a dose of fantasy and with the descriptions. In fact, at the beginning of the book, I wondered if I was reading about humans because of the characters’ names and some of the wild descriptions.
One thing that confused me was Word Weaving. It was mentioned throughout the book and I still l have no idea what it is. I’m not sure if it was explained in a previous book in the series, but it would have been helpful to explain it here.
The characters are delightful. Wheezy and Lumpy, the two main characters, are each unique. They’re not part of the popular crowd because they don’t “fit in” but they’re happy as best friends. I like how they got their nicknames and I especially like Lumpy’s attitude toward life. If only more of us could think like Lumpy!
I think tween would definitely enjoy The Lumpy Duckling.
About the Author:
When her children were young and the electricity winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family around the fireplace and they told stories, one sentence at a time. Her boys were rather fond of the ending, “And then everybody died. The end.” Now an award winning children’s author, Kai crafts fiction for kids and teens to provide an escape hatch from their reality. With a selection of novels for young adult and middle grade readers and short stories for the younger ones, Kai entertains children of all ages, and their adults.
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