Today I am reviewing The Elf King, by Lorraine Hellier which Ollie and I have been reading. It made a lovely change for me to read books that aren’t related to football with him. There are some great bloggers on the blog tour. You should check out their reviews too.
About the book
Lorraine Hellier’s children’s book The Elf King follows the story of a family of elves. Bay Leaf is the new Elf King. In this fantasy tale his sister, Sweet Pea, demonstrates her love and devotion for herthe story, the elves go on a perilous journey to the Mountain Shrine where Bay Leaf must take his ‘Oath of Allegiance’ to the ‘Moon Lake Elves’. An enchanted book offers advice and guidance from their ancestors and warns Sweet Pea to take care of her brother several times during the journey. Bay Leaf almost loses his life…Sweet Pea supports Bay Leaf throughout the journey, but will her interference bring resolution to Bay Leaf’s heartache on their return? This traditional tale of love and loyalty will appeal to children aged between 7-9 that enjoy fantasy tales. Lorraine uses The Elf King to raise issues surrounding family loyalty and the importance of supporting each other in difficult times.
So what did we think?
The Elf King is an extremely entertaining fantasy novel aimed at children aged 7-9 which we thoroughly enjoyed.
It’s a really lovely book tackling life issues in a way that older children can understand. It’s written in a great way for children to relate to.
We loved following the story of Bay Leaf and Sweet Pea and their relationship as Bay Leaf took on his responsibilities of being the new Elf King . Oliver was really compelled while reading and looked forward very much to our next reading session of the book. We’ll also be looking forward to more in the series!
A magical story, which had you really picturing the enchanted places that were described and you felt like you could actually be there, which we would highly recommend.
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About the author
Lorraine writes from her canal-side home near the cathedral city of Lichfield, Staffordshire. She visits local schools offering Author Visits and Creative Writing Workshops. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators supporting and encouraging other members.
Lorraine loves to travel, a visit to New Zealand inspired this novel.
The sequel “The Elf Quest” will be published April 2018.
Social Media Links Website http://www.lorrainehellier.com