#39 – “E. Aster Bunnymund & the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core!” by William Joyce
Page Numbers: 251 pages
Dates Read: 9/15/13
Plot in three lines or less: Pitch, the Nightmare King, wasn’t defeated. They knew he would seek revenge. This time though, North, Ombric, Katherine and Nightlight need the help of E. Aster Bunnymund, the last of the Pooka Brotherhood. Only together will they be able to rescue the children and get one step closer to defeating Pitch once and for all.
New read or re-read? This was a new read for me.
Would you read it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would recommend reading it out loud to younger children. If you are interested in a deep plot with significant twists and turns, this isn’t going to be for you. I personally won’t read it again unless I’m reading it out loud to nieces/nephews/children. Oddly enough, despite this, I would still like to add it to my shelves.
Was it easy to read? Yes, it was very easy to read.
Can you relate to anything within the story? I loved how much emphasis was put on the friendships between the characters as they tried to defeat Pitch. It would be a very good lesson for younger children.
Favorite Character(s): Nightlight, who is a fairy-sort of creature. He only has one line in the entire book, but it is an important line, one the characters could not have survived without him uttering.
Favorite Line(s): “A friend who understands everything without being told is the rarest and best kind of friend.
“Nightlight had always known that taking the sorrows of those you love makes you stronger in the end.
Is there anything about it that you did not like? If there’s anything I didn’t like, it is that I am used to more in-depth types of writing. This is a book geared towards children ages 7-9, and thus I can’t expect the styles that I’m used to. This doesn’t mean I think the book was bad; far from it, it is just one that I would personally not choose to read again, unless I am reading it with my children.
Is there anything else you would like to add? This was one of the two library books I found that was not a Diana Wynne Jones book.