My ten year old son loves me to read to him, but he does not like to read anything for himself except comic books. He really enjoyed reading this book and considers it his favorite.
Boggart and the Monster
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 16 years ago
Boggart and the monster Boggart and the monster written by Susan Cooper is a sensational book about a boy and his sister helping a ghostly figure called a boggart find family. I enjoyed this book because it "hooks you" in right at the start with the story of Nessie's past. I also enjoyed it because it goes so steady throughout with pauses, and flow. I disliked it because it didn't include all the told stories about the Loch Ness monster (Nessie). This is an awesome book for all ages teaching the lesson that family is so important in life. I would suggest this book anytime anyplace to anyone. By, Dylan P. of Creston C.A.
I loved it!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 17 years ago
I absolutely loved this book. It was soo good! I hope Ms. Cooper continues the series, it's great. Thanks so much Ms. Cooper, for writing such a cool book.
laugh out loud book
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 18 years ago
This book was so funny that I was bent over laughing! I listened to the audio tape, and I loved it. I didn't read the first one and picked this up at the library to listen to on a road trip with my daughter. It was clean, innocent, and in my opinion one of Susan Cooper's best.
Family fun fit for a movie?
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
As my family read this book and later listened to it on audiocassette, my wife and I both thought that this would make an excellent text for a quality kids movie that would also appeal to adults. This fun-loving story of kids helping a "mythical" creature while adults either belittle their efforts or try to take advantage of them contains the features that made many of the original Disney stories so much fun. The antics of the lovable boggart and his human allies Emily and Jesup as they try to save "Nessie" are easy to visualize. Our son was 7 when we first introduced him to the story; he was bored and disinterested by it. However, when we reintroduced it a year later he loved it and promptly began making plans to visit Scotland to find a boggart of his own. That extra maturity was needed to appreciate the joys of the book and thoughtful humor that is presented.This is a great story for older children developing an understanding of the subtleties of human nature. Particularly how "villains" are not always as dastardly as they may initially appear and how even heros have struggles and challenges to overcome. It also does a good job of illustrating how a brother and sister can work together to solve a problem.