The Mythomaniacs

The Mythomaniacs

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Overview

The Mythomaniacs by Jules Bass, Lawrence Christmas

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148958574
Publisher: Eltanin Publishing
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jules Bass has produced several animated films, including The Hobbit, The Last Unicorn, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, as well as several hit animated television shows such as ThunderCats. Jules has written two children’s books: Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon and Cooking With Herb, for Barefoot Books. They have been translated into seven languages and reprinted in paperback. Herb received a “Pick Of The Lists” from American Bookseller, Lifeworks Magazine’s the “Real Life Award,” IRA-CBC “Children’s Choices Award”, “top-of-the-children’s list” at American Book Sellers Association. The London Times called Herb one of the best books of the season. It was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Award and praised by Paul McCartney as: “A magical read for all new thinkers, young and old…” Herb made his television debut on The Food Network.

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.

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The Mythomaniacs 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.