Friday, 8 November 2013

Review: The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth by Mackenzie Crook


Title: The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth
Author: Mackenzie Crook
Author Info: Website|News|Facebook
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Publication Date: 7th November 2013

Tell Me About It
My name is Benjamin Tooth. This is my journal.

One day I will be remembered as the greatest scientist that the world has ever known and so it is my duty to mankind to record my thoughts that future generations are able to study the progress of a genius.

I am eleven years old.


These are the recently discovered journals of Benjamin Tooth: alchemist, inventor and discoverer of the Windvale sprites. They chronicle his journey of scientific discovery from pompous boy to mad old man in his pursuit of the sprites on Windvale Moor. The sprites hold the key to eternal life, and Tooth is determined to capture it.

A companion volume to The Windvale Sprites, The Lost Journals will be published with an exciting treasure hunt campaign to find Benjamin Tooth's lost statue. With clues ingeniously placed throughout the book, readers will love to follow the adventure beyond the written page.
My Thoughts
While I have never read anything by Mackenzie before, I do know who he is so when I got the chance to review The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth I knew I had to see what it was about. The cover for this book is amazing in real life, and I love the detail of the little pictures taken from parts of the book.

Admittedly The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth is suitable for a much younger age than I am, but I did enjoy reading. It was a quick, light read that had me laughing frequently. The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth is told in a diary format where Benjamin writes down his thoughts, his activities for that day, and also what revolting food he has eaten. He is brutality honest and holds nothing back.

I'm not going to give too much away about The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth, especially as there is a competition to win a silver sprite statue and some other goodies at the book's website here. I went into reading The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth without having read the companion novel, The Windvale Sprites, but I didn't feel like I had missed out on anything at all. The book has illustrations within the pages and I love the attention to detail that has gone into them, and also Benjamin's attempt at drawing too.

 I was surprised by how much I enjoyed The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth and I would definitely read more by Mackenzie again. I'm going to pass this book onto my nephew for him to enjoy reading it.

1 comment:

  1. Great review. I love to hear about books like this to pass on to my nephews also. Thanks for sharing it.

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