Down the Mysterly River

Down the Mysterly River

by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham
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Down the Mysterly River 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a faboulous book!!! I love the talking animals and story! Get this book. There are lots of creativity in this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it....
vvb32 More than 1 year ago
Those of you who love fairy tales with talking animals (and other objects) will definitely get a treat from this story. Watching the characters interact and tell their stories was the engaging and enjoyable part of this book. Didn't want the journey to end as I loved the banter and bonding between the character.
simongr81 More than 1 year ago
Just finished today. Is not Bill Willingham's best work, but still a good read. It starts off interesting, turns sluggish and then picks up again. Again not great but still good.
Sam55oh More than 1 year ago
I had purchased this book 3 different times, twice for grandchildren and friends with readers, finally decided to read it myself. Mr. Willing ham tells a fast paced compelling story with several cast members that you grow to want to know more about. Am not a cat person but laughed out loud several times as I read about McTavish the cat and his life observations. This is nice book, quick read, an adult would enjoy if they are young at heart. I would like to read more someday.
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This book offers amazing wording vocabulary for any age. Great personification!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this for our 9 year old grandson, but kept it long enough to read it myself first.
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BookSakeBlogspot More than 1 year ago
Down the Mysterly River is a truly entertaining, adventure story. The characters have so much personality that it really makes it a fun read. That being said I did have a few issues with the book. The mystery of the Mysterly River was crystal clear from the get go. The book is a middle aged book, so that may explain the obviousness of the mystery. Also the author has written a series of graphic novels called Fables. These books follow of the lives of fairy tale characters in modern New York City. It almost felt like someone had read Fables and said 'this would be great if it was for the kids' and then Down the Mysterly River came into being. The story of Mysterly River seemed like a riff on one of the Fables story arcs. The writing and characters push past those problems to make this an enjoyable book. Reviewed by Chris for Book Sake.
Shanella More than 1 year ago
When Max the Wolf - who isn't really a wolf, but a boy - finds himself in a strange forest with talking animals he is surprised, to say the least. When Max and his new friends run into some strange men who seem to know them and who are trying to capture them, they are a bit confused. In this strange new world these fugitives band together to escape detection and to figure out the mystery of where they are, and why they are where they are. This story, though aimed for middle-graders, will charm almost anyone. Very reminiscent of stories I've read as a child, Bill Willingham takes you on an adventure you won't soon forget. Max and his friends, Walden the Bear, Banderbrock the Badger and McTavish the Cat (sort of), are all interesting and very solid characters. The book mostly follows them, but every now and then it takes a peek at what's happening with the Blue Cutters and the mysterious Man in Green. Bill Willingham drops a lot of clues as to where Max and his friends are and what they are doing there. Enough to leave you guessing, or to allow a better detective to figure out the mystery, which is tied up very nicely at the end of the story. He has a very descriptive writing style that allows the reader to see the characters as they race through the forest. He also does a good job at giving the reader just enough to leave you intrigued while not exactly giving away the ending. I want to say I figured it out, and in a way I did, but only a tiny part. I absolutely enjoyed the ending, he definitely pulled the wool over my eyes.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Boy Scout Max "the Wolf" excels at being prepared for anything. So he is confused with finding himself waking on a road in a forest when he cannot recall how he arrived at his present location or where the path leads to. His journey goes from odd to bizarre when he encounters Banderbrock the badger who can communicate with him and is as bewildered as Max is for the same reasons. They are joined by the equally perplexed McTavish the cat and Walden the bear. As the foursome leisurely walk, talk, and argue the Blue Cutters stalk the quartet. These hunters change the essence of beings to make them conform to their notion of literally a narrow society. Only the wizard can keep them from being altered, but Max fears this mage who is the keeper of the sacred script in which he may swiftly delete the Boy Scout from solving mysteries. Down the Mysterly River is an entertaining metafiction fantasy that targets middle school students, but adult fans of Jasper Fforde's Thursday's Next saga will enjoy it too. The illustrations by Mark Buckingham enhance the entertaining story line as Bill Willingham provides an engaging complex thriller. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was honestly one of the most boring books that I have ever read. It takes forever to get to get to a part when anything exciting ever happens, which is never. Even without the boring factor, there are many misspellings, senctence errors, and just wierdly writen paragraphs. Over all, I believe that you should save your money and time and go watch some Doctor Who.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to know what the book is about in four sentences.