WRITING STYLE: 3/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5
After many days, I finally got my hands on a children’s fiction. Thanks to Netgalley which obliged me with a digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
Now, to all the adults out there who are probably twitching their noses or rolling their eyes at the mention of children’s fiction, let me tell you something about this genre.
There is some magic in reading a children’s book, even for an adult.
For one, it lets you escape reality and it also makes you reminisce about those glorious childhood days, and last but not the least it is a good way to learn, unlearn and re-learn many things which we tend to miss, ignore or avoid in our later years.
So, here I am writing this review for this interesting little book.
Danny Chaucer is an average kid and so is Natalie or Nat Ford. But Nat Ford is one kid who is constantly bullied by the school kids and Danny not wanting to attract the attention of the dreaded tormentors, tries to stay clear of trouble by avoiding Nat as much as possible.
But that is only till they discover an invisible Flying Saucer in Danny’s house. Danny has a weird man for an uncle but the upside is that he works at a top-secret organisation which is into all kinds of super weird stuff and whatnot.
One fine day, his uncle finds the saucer missing from his office and Danny discovers it in the backyard; hidden from the naked eye and unrecognisable except for a faint humming sound which it seems to emit incessantly.
Having discovered the saucer, Danny’s and Nat’s happiness finds no bound but little do they know that the sinister Captain Frost, having evil plans of her own is after their lucky discovery and she wouldn’t shy away from any malicious act to get what she wants.
So what will Danny and Nat do? Will they let Captain Frost take away their precious discovery? Will Danny’s uncle ever have the saucer back?
Find this and much more in this interesting little book today.
Danny Chaucer’s Flying Saucer has a sweet little plot and a cute storyline which is good given the fact that it is meant for kids who would rather have a single plot weaved into a story than have a multitude of them.
The starting is quite exciting and does well to lure the reader to keep reading further. Nat and Danny are charming little characters – innocent, notorious and smart in their own ways.
I liked the way the story turns into a space adventure after they discover the flying saucer and I also liked the interspersing of space-related information in between the narrations.
The author luckily doesn’t make it sound too academic by making the robot who imparts the information an active participant in the story. I myself learned a lot of interesting space facts throughout the book.
I don’t have much experience reviewing children’s books but I can surely say that Danny Chaucer’s Flying Saucer kept me hooked right till the end. I recommend this book to all children and to adults who don’t mind reading children’s fiction.