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Friday, 15 February 2019

Junior Review: The Knot Impossible: Tales of Fontania

A young boy named Rufkin (the son of two rich actors) is left with an elderly couple due to his stage fright while his parents and his older brother and sister go on a six-week world tour. But while away from his parents odd things start to happen. 

Those extremely odd things lead Rufkin on an adventure out at sea with two companions Vosco and Nilly.
 
Rufkin and his friends know that the weird happenings will lead to certain danger, but what danger exactly? Read this delightfully thrilling book to find out what dangers Rufkin runs into.

I love this book not only because it has a few characters from another book Barbara Else has written called The Queen and The Nobody Boy but also because this book is about magic, weird mechanics and a lot of odd things that we do not have here on earth yet. 

I also like how Barbara Else seems to have visualised the future and how mechanics will change over the years.

I recommend this book for ages 8 -13 not because it is gory (which it is not) but I think it will be more interesting and easier to read for children those ages. 

Title: The Knot Impossible: Tales of Fontania
Author: Barbara Else
Illustrator: Sam Broad
Publisher: Gecko Press, $19.99
Publication Date: 1 November 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781776570041
For ages: 8 –12
Type: Junior Fiction

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