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May 25, 2015

Review: How Maxwell Grover Stole My House by C.E. Vance

by Claire Rees

How Maxwell Grover Stole My House
How Maxwell Grover Stole my House by C. E. Vance starts with Zeke being bullied each and every day at school. He doesn't mind the way he sees it, there are bullies and there are the victims and he just happens to be the victim. He loves his life in the city. Until one day his parents can no longer take him being beat up and they move him from the wonderful city into the boring countryside where there is nothing to do. That is until he meets a girl from his street called Winks. They immediately hit it off and soon become the best of friends.

Zeke’s next door neighbor is a horrible man called Maxwell Grover. He is nasty and horrid to all he meets. So Zeke and Winks decide to play some pranks on the man to try to run him out of town. Whilst doing this they discover why Maxwell wants Zeke’s house so badly for himself. There is supposed to be a magical stone that allows you to control animals and it is supposedly in Zeke's house. Now the race is on to see who can find it first, Zeke and Winks or Maxwell Grover.

I read this to my seven year old daughter and she loved it! It is a delightful story of childhood fun and pranks that my little girl found hilarious. She loved the two main characters and instantly hated Maxwell Grover for being so unkind. We were both shocked at the ending but it fitted well with the story and was quite funny. My little girl and I are looking forward to reading more adventures with Zeke and Winks.  If you have a child who loves getting up to mischief then they will love this.

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Book info:
available formats: ebook and print (152 pages)
published: March 2015
ISBN13: 978-1508572619
genres: fantasy, adventure
target audience: children
source: contest winner
read: May 2015

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