Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Stumps of Flattop Hill by: Kenneth Kit Lamug / Book Review

By: Kenneth Kit Lamug
Published by: One Peace Books
Released on: May 1st, 2016
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 3.5 Owlets - It's A Goodread
A copy of this book was provided by the author, in exchange for my honest review

They dared Florence to enter the haunted house on top of the hill. She is frightened, but Florence musters the courage to go inside. As she makes her way up to the top she finds many ghastly things along the way. Will she make it back out or be turned into a stump forever? The Stumps of Flattop Hill is a macabre tale of a little girl who enters the town s legendary haunted house in the face of fear. A dark tale for children in the tradition of the Brother s Grimm, it calls to mind the provocative illustration style of Edward Gorey. Scary and entertaining, this book challenges the idea of what children s books can be.

A haunting and, entertaining story. This book has both a Brother's Grimm, and Tim Burton vibe to it. It's an all around fun, scary read that's great for older children. One of the things that makes this appealing is the rhyming, easy to read text, and the illustrations. I loved the illustrations, and the hidden messages within some of the pages. This is a book who's story I can see being read around a camp fire to scare kids. It's also makes a great story to read at Halloween!

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