Thursday, 10 August 2017

Ruby Lane by R J Simon

Well it's been a little while since I've written a review, and I am delighted to bring to you

Ruby Lane 

by RJ Simon

Ruby is overexcited again, and her brain is spinning creative ideas so fast it feels like her head could explode! Luckily, it’s school holidays, so she’s allowed to stay up late, reading adventure stories and playing dress-ups with her cat. But when things get out of control, Ruby decides that helping a crazy pirate cat return a malfunctioning book to its rightful owner is the only logical solution…

* Humorous and mysterious, this book is a fantastical adventure for middle-grade readers worldwide!

Our Review:

Ruby is super excited to be visiting her Grandmother for a week.  However on her journey there, she encounters a peculiar little cat, dressed like a pirate, carrying a book. When the cat begins to talk like a pirate, Ruby is suitably astounded.  The pirate cat is on a quest to return the book to the Great Poet Gerry.
Ruby is drawn into the quest, rather unwillingly to start. All Ruby has to do is help the little pirate cat get back to his ship. No worries, easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Oops, I better not give some of the story away, he he.  Everything does not at all go to plan and what follows is a rollicking adventure, full of cat scans, which are not at all what you think.  Picture a cat purring in your ear and claiming to fix all manner of ailments, as well as fairies powered by beans and a dread pirate rotter who is one dastardly villain. 
Ruby has to overcome many fears, face many dangers and put up with one very piratey pirate cat, in order to find his ship and return to the magic book to the Great Poet Gerry.  What could possibly go wrong.

This was a fun read, and my six year old absolutely loved it.  She was gripped from the first page and was adamant that we must read a chapter every night, until it was done.
RJ Simon has woven an entertaining tale, full of quirky characters and action packed adventure. Just don't be surprised if you find yourself talking like a pirate long after the book is through.

The little one gave it 5 stars. Great for ages 7-9.

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We received a copy in exchange for an honest review.