"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

26 August 2015

The Wild Ones

London, C. Alexander. The Wild Ones. Philomel Books, 2015.

Kit is a raccoon who has always lived in the wild, but a freak accident leaves him an orphan with a mission: he must venture into the city, find his uncle, and give him the artifact that his parents' murderers are after. Kit has never been to the city before, and he's never even met his uncle. Will he be able to survive the trip?

This is definitely a read-alike to the Redwall series, and kids who enjoy books with animals as characters would like this particular story. My book club read The Dragonet Prophecy and fell in love with it; I could easily see them loving this series, too.

Recommended for: middle grade readers
Red Flags: lots of what movie raters would call "cartoon violence" and "mild peril" - the bad animals threaten Kit fairly frequently, but there's no blood/gore/foul language
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley for the purposes of review.

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