When a simple trick goes wrong, 15 year-old Gilbert Myrddin, amateur magician and talented illustrator of his father's original fairytales, accidentally transforms a group of their readers into characters from his books (and himself into the spitting image of the aged magician Merlin). Struggling to find a way to bring everyone - including himself - back to normal, he embarks upon a wild odyssey through the world of his own fairytales. The boy's adventurous but unfulfilled quest takes an unexpected turn as he is put on trial for kidnapping and possibly murder.
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|File size:||5 MB|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Bass' new novel for middle-grade readers from Eltanin Publishing, The Mythomaniacs, takes place in Devon, in the south-west of England, and from there transports the reader into many worlds of fantasy including a quest that leads back to Arthurian times.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Mythomaniacs is a cute and entertaining story, as well as a collection of short fables. The story centers around Gilbert Myrddin, a fifteen year old boy who loves to help create myths and fables with his father. Somehow, Gilbert wakes up after an accident to find out that he has changes bodies with the mythic magician Merlin. He must figure out how to get his body back, kicking off his adventure. Throughout this main story, we also are introduced to myths and stories that Gilbert has created with his dad. I think that this would be a really chapter book to read to a classroom, possibly Kindergarten to 3rd graders. Because there are small fables throughout the story, it would be possible to stop after a fable and talk about the lesson learned in each one, or to talk about the problem and solution, etc. The story also has interesting vocabulary, which I could also use to talk about to my class.
Mythomaniacs has all the ingredients with a great story and colorful characters that works in animation & live action. It's a fast read & the artist illustrations fuel the imagination and adds to the story. I hope there will be more of them.