Monday, April 9, 2012

The Brave Journey(The Kingdom at the End of the Driveway) by: Jefferson Knapp

  • Reading level: Ages 9 and up
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Kraken Books Ltd (July 10, 2011)
  • Buy The Book: Amazon

Title and Author
The Brave Journey Jefferson Knapp

Plot Summary
This book is about a boy named Benjamin Biggs. He is a happy boy with his dog Pugsly. That is until Pugsly dies and Benjamin puts on the dog collar, then his life changed. He started hearing animals talk and when he goes into what he thought was an abandoned fox hole to find a kingdom of animals! So when they told him he was their king and had to go on a journey with them to kill the snake that killed his dog. When he accepts what he must do, he, Roscoe (the fainting goat), Clementine (the fat pig), and Paco (the Brave the dog) go on the journey.

Main Characters
King Benjamin- The 11 year old boy the books view is from. Paco The Brave- is cousins with Pugsly and forms a bond with both kings. King Pugsley- Though he is dead they still have to unravel things about him. Roscoe- faints when scared and gets all stiff. Clementine- Was mistaken for a girl at birth so was named a girl name. Faragis -The snake who must not be named lol

Mostly this story took place in forests.

Personal Opinion
I didn't really like this book because there was lots of death and being such an animal lover myself I didn't like it how animals died in the book. Not much humor in it and I LOVE humor so another blah. I didn't like how Benjamin didn't feel much...WHAT IS HE, A ROBOT? I mean come on!

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