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"Nurk" by Ursula Vernon

(3)"Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shew" is Ursula Vernon's first novel.

Nukus Aurelius Alonzo Electron Maximilian Shrew wanted to be like his adventurous grandmother, Surka the warrior shrew. He wanted to go on an adventure, but he was still living in his parent's home tree. Until one day he accidentally opened a letter addressed to his grandmother. He set out to return the letter and so began his own adventure.

This is a fun book for young readers. It has fewer illustrations than her Dragonbreath books and none of the comic book style pages where the illustrations advance the story. I wish there were more illustrations.

This story has been compared to The Hobbit. It has that "There and Back Again" feel of a timid creature going on an adventure while primarily concerned about keeping his socks dry.

I recommend it. There are not enough good stories out there for young readers.

Comments

so9unds like interesting reading ;)
But considering how many books I'm sifting through & trying to organize? *gasp*( I think I'l lprobably pretend I didn't read this entry *lol*