Monday, March 3, 2014

Book Review: Dewi and the Seeds of Doom by Maggie Lyons

When Dewi, the Welsh dragon, is hit on the nose by a falling rat, his curiosity leads him to a more sinister discovery. After questioning the sick rat and the kestrel who dropped him, Dewi heads to the Castle of Gloomsgor for answers. With the help of his friends like Jones the Toad, he discovers an evil plot by Baron Doom to breed mutant corn and use it for harm.

Dewi's determined and humorous attempt to solve the mystery of the genetically modified corn will have the younger middle grade reader glued to the pages. Each chapter ends with a cliffhanger that make it easy to finish the book in one reading. Short chapters and a simple plot lend well to the eight to ten year old reader but may not challenge the older middle grade reader. The cover art aptly introduces the lovable dragon Dewi, and the reader will adore him just as much after finishing the book. A sweet message of friendship and clever jokes lighten the serious message of greed and the dangers of modified food.

Rating:  Recommended ★★★★☆

Publishing Information:

Publsiher: Halo Publishing International (October 2012)
Pages: 69 paperback
ISBN 13: 9781612440941

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**I received the book at no charge from the publisher to facilitate my review.No monetary compensation was received.  As always, I retain the right to give a fair and honest review.**


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