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Marrow by Theo L Gardener

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Classification: Children's / Teenage fiction: Action and adventure stories

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Rating: 5.00 out of 5 (6 customer ratings)
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Mary Deaville
Exciting New Children's Book
Review date: 5th January 2020

When Theo asked me to read this story, with a view to illustrating it, I was hooked. I loved it. Page after page I couldn't stop laughing at the different characters, and antics they get Marrow in to. (I became annoyed when my children needed me because I had to keep putting it down! ) Theo has a way of writing that is gentle and very descriptive. He does use some high reader vocabulary and some words of his own making, but that's because he writes in the way a character speaks, (and thinks), and you find yourself reading with an accent sometimes, (Australian or Irish for example). It is recommended for children 9+ but, that said, we have had nothing but good reviews from children, adults and "Big Kids" alike. Grandparents also enjoy reading it to their grandchildren, putting on the voices of the characters and belly laughing at the funny things that happen in the book. Take a look at the sample and see for yourself what YOU think.....


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Sharon Element
A wonderful read
Review date: 5th November 2020

This book was a wonderful read,very Alice in Wonderlandish something you could get lost in.The author gets into a child's mind and expands it,looking forward to number 2, please .


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Annelies Hazenberg
Wonderfully enchanting, magica
Review date: 26th October 2020

If you have not been able to resist the temptation to buy this great-looking, wonderfully enchanting, magically entrancing book for your kids I can only congratulate you. You are in for hours of complete bliss enjoying the gripping story of eleven- year old Marrow, who, like once her renowned predecessor Alice, in a manner most inexplicable tumbles into a fairytale world in which the impossible turns out to be not only quite possible but even completely normal. But there the equation ends, as Marrow is quite a different modern-day girl who knows her own mind and adapts, unfazed and curious, to every new adventurous meeting with a succession of the most fantastic figures during her quest for the way home. Wildly exciting meetings they are, however strange sometimes, or possibly slightly frightening, or at times even downright dangerous. But just as often hilariously funny, or deeply touching... never a dull moment in this utterly captivating tale! Some of these many amazing figures become dear friends who accompany Marrow throughout the story and who will stay with you long after you have closed the book, vagely sorry, vagely wondering what will become of them now that this adventure is over.... Theo L. Gardener has written a lovely story full of excitement, laughter and unobtrusive wisdom, enriched by his purely personal, unique talent for playing with words and puns which makes for extra interest and enjoyment (along with some extra linguistic education to boot!).


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Bernie Whiting
Full of gentle humour
Review date: 19th October 2020

An enjoyable read, full of gentle humour, I laughed out loud at the courtroom antics, the snail jokes with Marrow obviously enjoying her own jokes, and enjoyed the the many imaginative creatures she encounters. By the time I had reached the end, the rapport twixt Marrow and the skeleton left me wanting, nay, demanding MORE. Brilliant ending.


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Ruby Barnhill
Imaginative, Fun And Mishtevio
Review date: 29th September 2020

Reading Marrow is a crazy adventure- you never know what wonderous, mystical and mishtevious creature is around the corner! Marrow is strong minded, brave, and is never afraid to hold her own, no matter what strange situation she finds her self in! This book is sure to spark the imagination.” - Ruby Barnhill, Actress


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A tween adventure book
Review date: 11th July 2022

It is a tween adventure book for boys and girls of age 9 and over. It is a thrilling mystery story with action & adventure.
Immediately after the first chapter, I got addicted to this book. I read few pages of it every night and I loved every page.
I was really sad when I finished the book and immediately had to write a review.

Life is uncertain and unpredictable. We never know what is going to happen, who we will meet along the way because sometimes when we think we had it all, life decides to take a funny turn and show us who is in control.

This story is about a eleven year old girl named Marrow who ends up being at an oddball forest world of weird creatures after getting pulled through a small keyhole in a painting.

Now some of these creatures want to kill her and some of them wants to help her to find her way back to her home.
Will Marrow be able to escape from the forest?
To know the answer, hurry up and grab this book.

The book is written in easy and lucid language....after all it's a juvenile fiction!
The narration is good and the characters are well developed.
The storyline is very interesting which hooks the reader till the end of the book.
The simplicity of cover is so attractive, and goes well with the story.

I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me of my childhood days when I used to read “Peter Pan", “Alice in Wonderland", “The Wizard of Oz", "Adventures of Robinhood".

I highly recommend everyone especially the teenagers to please grab a hard or soft copy of this book and enjoy reading.


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Rating: 5.00 out of 5 (6 customer ratings)

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£7.99
ISBN: 9781912243945
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Description

Excitable – inquisitive – fearless – bit of a know-it-all eleven year old marrow gets rudely pulled through a small keyhole in a painting. She then finds herself in an oddball forest world of creatures and things she knows about, and a few she does not! Some of them see her as a tasty meal on legs, and others try to help her find her way back.

As she navigates her way through this endless leary world of wonder, fun, and danger, she must use her imagination, wits, and girl guide know-how to get out of endless scrapes and adventures!

Theo L Gardener

Further details

Excitable – inquisitive – fearless – bit of a know-it-all eleven year old marrow gets rudely pulled through a small keyhole in a painting. She then finds herself in an oddball forest world of creatures and things she knows about, and a few she does not! Some of them see her as a tasty meal on legs, and others try to help her find her way back.

As she navigates her way through this endless leary world of wonder, fun, and danger, she must use her imagination, wits, and girl guide know-how to get out of endless scrapes and adventures!

Theo L Gardener

Rating: 5.00 out of 5 (6 customer ratings)
5 stars
100%
4 stars
0%
3 stars
0%
2 stars
0%
1 stars
0%

Reviews

Mary Deaville
Exciting New Children's Book
Review date: 5th January 2020

When Theo asked me to read this story, with a view to illustrating it, I was hooked. I loved it. Page after page I couldn't stop laughing at the different characters, and antics they get Marrow in to. (I became annoyed when my children needed me because I had to keep putting it down! ) Theo has a way of writing that is gentle and very descriptive. He does use some high reader vocabulary and some words of his own making, but that's because he writes in the way a character speaks, (and thinks), and you find yourself reading with an accent sometimes, (Australian or Irish for example). It is recommended for children 9+ but, that said, we have had nothing but good reviews from children, adults and "Big Kids" alike. Grandparents also enjoy reading it to their grandchildren, putting on the voices of the characters and belly laughing at the funny things that happen in the book. Take a look at the sample and see for yourself what YOU think.....


Verified Purchase
please wait
Sharon Element
A wonderful read
Review date: 5th November 2020

This book was a wonderful read,very Alice in Wonderlandish something you could get lost in.The author gets into a child's mind and expands it,looking forward to number 2, please .


Verified Purchase
please wait
Annelies Hazenberg
Wonderfully enchanting, magica
Review date: 26th October 2020

If you have not been able to resist the temptation to buy this great-looking, wonderfully enchanting, magically entrancing book for your kids I can only congratulate you. You are in for hours of complete bliss enjoying the gripping story of eleven- year old Marrow, who, like once her renowned predecessor Alice, in a manner most inexplicable tumbles into a fairytale world in which the impossible turns out to be not only quite possible but even completely normal. But there the equation ends, as Marrow is quite a different modern-day girl who knows her own mind and adapts, unfazed and curious, to every new adventurous meeting with a succession of the most fantastic figures during her quest for the way home. Wildly exciting meetings they are, however strange sometimes, or possibly slightly frightening, or at times even downright dangerous. But just as often hilariously funny, or deeply touching... never a dull moment in this utterly captivating tale! Some of these many amazing figures become dear friends who accompany Marrow throughout the story and who will stay with you long after you have closed the book, vagely sorry, vagely wondering what will become of them now that this adventure is over.... Theo L. Gardener has written a lovely story full of excitement, laughter and unobtrusive wisdom, enriched by his purely personal, unique talent for playing with words and puns which makes for extra interest and enjoyment (along with some extra linguistic education to boot!).


Verified Purchase
please wait
Bernie Whiting
Full of gentle humour
Review date: 19th October 2020

An enjoyable read, full of gentle humour, I laughed out loud at the courtroom antics, the snail jokes with Marrow obviously enjoying her own jokes, and enjoyed the the many imaginative creatures she encounters. By the time I had reached the end, the rapport twixt Marrow and the skeleton left me wanting, nay, demanding MORE. Brilliant ending.


Verified Purchase
please wait
Ruby Barnhill
Imaginative, Fun And Mishtevio
Review date: 29th September 2020

Reading Marrow is a crazy adventure- you never know what wonderous, mystical and mishtevious creature is around the corner! Marrow is strong minded, brave, and is never afraid to hold her own, no matter what strange situation she finds her self in! This book is sure to spark the imagination.” - Ruby Barnhill, Actress


Verified Purchase
please wait
sm reads1
A tween adventure book
Review date: 11th July 2022

It is a tween adventure book for boys and girls of age 9 and over. It is a thrilling mystery story with action & adventure.
Immediately after the first chapter, I got addicted to this book. I read few pages of it every night and I loved every page.
I was really sad when I finished the book and immediately had to write a review.

Life is uncertain and unpredictable. We never know what is going to happen, who we will meet along the way because sometimes when we think we had it all, life decides to take a funny turn and show us who is in control.

This story is about a eleven year old girl named Marrow who ends up being at an oddball forest world of weird creatures after getting pulled through a small keyhole in a painting.

Now some of these creatures want to kill her and some of them wants to help her to find her way back to her home.
Will Marrow be able to escape from the forest?
To know the answer, hurry up and grab this book.

The book is written in easy and lucid language....after all it's a juvenile fiction!
The narration is good and the characters are well developed.
The storyline is very interesting which hooks the reader till the end of the book.
The simplicity of cover is so attractive, and goes well with the story.

I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me of my childhood days when I used to read “Peter Pan", “Alice in Wonderland", “The Wizard of Oz", "Adventures of Robinhood".

I highly recommend everyone especially the teenagers to please grab a hard or soft copy of this book and enjoy reading.


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