Things just haven't been the same for Harold and Megan since their father mysteriously disappeared. But one night, a ghostly visitor tells Harold that his father is being held captive by a mad gnome named Gagledormius, somewhere in Ireland. To find the lair of the mad gnome, Harold must solve a riddle. Harold loses all hope; he hates puzzles of all kinds. But a magical box that belonged to his father may hold a clue. When Harold relates his strange tale to his family, his mother refuses to believe it, and thinks Harold is making up stories to console him for the loss of his father. But Megan knows there's more to it. Against their mother's wishes, Harold and Megan turn to their classmates for help. But when nobody can solve the riddle, they must convince their mother that their father is in danger, and that they must travel to Ireland to seek the help of his relatives and friends. Little do they know what awaits them on the Emerald Isle: the mad gnome is the enemy of fairy folk, and they receive some special help from the Mayor of the Leprechauns, as well as from a surprise visitor who appears when hope is lost. Will Harold and Megan find their father, and can they rescue him before time runs out? Follow them across the ocean and into a magical world as they explore the realm of enchantment.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)|
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Michael pens "Harold High Knight and Princess Megan" in a fantasy adventure plot filled with faeries, leprechauns, ghosts and more, as we travel to Ireland. A nice fast paced read that kept my interest with the author's story line, along with his interesting and unique characters. This is a book that should be on all middle grade and older fantasy, magickal fans TBR list. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
Harold the High Knight and Princess Megan is a juvenile story full of fantasy and sweet lessons. A brother and a sister, whose father has gone missing without any goodbyes or clues about his whereabouts, join forces to save him from an evil gnome. The book presents two nice characters, a thirteen-year-old boy and a girl two years younger. They’re both unique and quite interesting. Harold seems a bit older at times but maybe because his father went away he has taken the role of the man of the house. His sister is really funny and likeable. Megan is actually really smart and despite her age she has a very relevant role in the story. The story includes a lot of Irish folklore which is great because it brings magic and fantasy to life. I really enjoy all the mystery surrounding the gnomes, leprechauns, fairies because everything is well explained and used with great purpose. The plot is good- it presents quite a solid world where fantasy seems possible and real. However, it’s not fully engaging and it loses rhythm at times because there are parts that could have been deleted to make the story move faster. And there were others of which I expect more and little was said. It has sweet messages such as the importance of our families, working together and supporting each other. Also it includes friendship and first love. I have to say that the book has a weird style, with justified paragraphs and the dialogues mixing with the narration which makes it difficult to read for moments. Other issue was that 2 or 3 times the book changes from Harold’s point of view to third person but it only happens for a few sentences. Overall, this book is a good fantasy for young readers and adults who enjoy this type of book. It also has a few illustrations that make it prettier to the eye. ****I received a copy from the author in exchange of an honest review.***
Harold the High Knight and Princess Megan by Micheal Andrisano published by Outskirts Press is a new fantasy adventure novel written with the elementary school aged audience in mind. This book is reminiscent of the fantasy tradition of C.S. Lewis with the collision of the real world and imaginary worlds. While this storyline will appeal to elementary aged children, the 213 pages of small font text is more appropriate for the older independent middle or junior high level reader. I could imagine this as a suitable story for parents to read to their children each night before bedtime. Nevertheless, the intricate story and detailed fantasy world is very engaging and will be certain to appeal to children of all ages. I can imagine this story would be enjoyed by young children as well older children. The mixture of fantasy and reality makes the characters and the circumstances are easy to relate to. The main characters, Harold and Megan are very well developed. The backdrop of their homelife is plausible and believable. This element of reality contrasts well with the fantasy world that the two children are introduced to. The adventures transport the reader to new worlds to interact with a host of imaginary characters. Written in a conversational tone, the writing mimics the style of a young excited child who barely stops to take a breath while telling a fascinating tale. Perhaps that was the intended effect of the author, with his unique, non-traditional literary style which transcends and breaks from traditional rules of writing. The writing has an authentic child-like touch which gives it more appeal to the young reader. There are a few illustrations within the text that compliment the story -- but it would have been better if there were more illustrations throughout. Everyone has heard of the phrase that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Nevertheless that is normally the first impression when a customer decides on a book to purchase- especially a child. The cover's cartoon illustration is too simple and does not sufficiently depict the fantasy elements of the story. A more detailed fantasy art on the cover would do the story more justice and make the book more appealing to the prospective reader. The integration of Irish culture and folklore will certainly appeal to those readers of Irish ancestry. As a blogger I received this book for the purpose of writing this review.
HAROLD THE HIGH KNIGHT AND PRINCESS MEGAN:HAROLD AND MEGAN by Micheal Andrisano is an interesting Juvenile Fiction/Action & Adventure. Young Harold hates puzzles.But in order to save his Dad,he must solve a riddle. Which takes him on a quest to Ireland,the world of Fairies,and a magical adventure. Young readers,and old will not want to miss this magical adventure. Filled with Leprechauns,fairies,gnomes,hope,danger,and a Queen. Faced paced and action filled from beginning to end. Explore the Realm of Enchantment, on a magical adventure across the ocean to the Emerald Isle of Ireland with Harold and Princess Megan. A must read for young and old readers alike. If you enjoy magical adventures,Ireland,legends,magic,and the power of love you will want to pick up a copy of "HAROLD THE HIGH KNIGHT AND PRINCESS MEGAN". A keeper and sure to be a treasure for young readers and old. I would highly recommend this title. I hope to see more on this adventure. Received for an honest review from the author. RATING 5 HEAT RATING: NONE (JUNVENILE FICTION) REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews