Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Legion of the Dead by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris Legion of the Dead, 225 pgs. David Fickling Books, 2008. Language - PG (2 swears, 0 "f"), Sexual Content - G; Violence - PG; Barnaby Grimes is a successful tick-tock lad, earning him regular customers, one of which is Professor Pinkerton-Barnes. He has another theory and wants Barnaby to help him discover whether or not it's correct. They aren't prepared for the answer, though, or the mystery that is accidentally uncovered. Though entertaining, I still think these books are too young for high schoolers. I also think the authors get too carried away with the details. Some specifics are appreciated, but there are just too many and it's distracting. EL, MS - OPTIONAL. Reviewer: CCH

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