Editor's Note: Dave T. is a literature loving eleven year old who also enjoys writing reviews (under the name Reviewer Inc.). Since he does his ratings in dragons (instead of stars) we are calling his section Dragon Picks. At the bottom of each review you can see how many dragons Dave gave the book out of a possible five.
Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf
Barnaby Grimes is a London tick-tock lad in the 1800’s. A tick-tock lad delivers messages at anytime of day to anyplace. While he is jumping from roof to roof, he is attacked by a “hellish creature.” Then people he’s been delivering messages to start disappearing. Barnaby sets out to solve this mystery with the help of his friend, Pinkerton Barnes, who is an absent minded research scientist.
I liked this book a lot. It had good action, good characters, and a good mystery and suspense. Be warned: if you don’t like creatures of the night, you probably won’t enjoy this book.
Nota bene: David Fickling Books, Random House, marketed this as 8 – 12 years old, but I say ages 11 and up.