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10 thoughts on “Zeb and the Great Ruckus

  1. says:

    Zeb lives in a land much like ours Kids go to school Mothers create uestionable recipes Homework and chores exist Bullies and uirky kids clash Leaders abuse their power Then again Zeb's world is very different from ours You never know what clay and music combined will get you Birds can be your average run of the mill birds or made or clockwork Animals can create magical musicAt it's core the story is simple one extinct creature suddenly reappears At the same time Zeb is turning twelve and receiving messages his father had written as he was dying to be given to Zeb on his twelfth birthday Combined the two events lead Zeb on the adventure of a lifetime An adventure where he's seeking answers both for himself about what kind of person his father was and potentially his whole world surely an extinct musical being coming back means something for all of them given the czar has banned music?It's a short book targeted at the children's market but adults will love it just as much as any child will Short or not it would be a fast read because it's perfectly paced and even the darkest times keep a cheery tone that keep you wanting to trot onward hopefully to a sing song happily ever after^Disclaimer I received this book for free in exchange for a review I received nothing in the way of compensation beyond the free book They received nothing beyond my word that I'd read it and review it honestly


  2. says:

    Zeb and the Great Ruckus focuses on the fantasies and dreams of childhood Zeb is a young boy living in a dictator driven society The Czar he's the president of this society rules over the land and regulates the rules One rule that the author chooses to focus on is absolutely no music of any kind The only place that is allowed to have music is the Emporium This book will delight and fright a child of any age six to 99This book has everything a child or adult would want It's for a child in the sense that the book is centered around two children and the author does a good job with character development The book is for adults because the book leaves you thinking about how the book is relevant to history I would definitely recommend this book in my bookstore and to my friends and family


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    My thoughts A Totally Awesome and Magical BookThis book reminded me of some of my favorite children’s book written for adults ‘The Three Fat Men’ and ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ The book talks about unjust governments weird and unfair rules and the citizens who stand up against wrongs Yet it is a fun read with laughs in every page How Josh accomplishes it is part of the magic of the book Metaphors and similes are scattered all over this book – in every page in fact – like pearls in a beautiful ocean like the stars in the perfect sky They are musical magical Zeb and his best friend Flip set off on a magical adventure and meet fantastical creatures like Alephs and Bewilderbeasts Their mission – use the power of love and music to free their land from the tyrannical ruler They are aided in this by Serena Zeb’s mom who only talks in rhyme MrHemingdrake their teacher and Smokey a talented musician and a great friend The children are clever mischievous and imaginative I especially love Flip – I think she is my favorite character in this book The adults mentioned here are just the type of adult I would love to be The illustrations are perfect for the bookMy son is already reading it the second time around by the time I finished it and now I am tempted to read it once already and I just put it down I actually am reading it again I am also going to read the first book by Josh not a children’s book and look forward to from himRating AReading Level ages 8 – 99 and aboveReread Level 55DisclaimerThank you to NetGalley for sending me a digital review copy of the book above I was not compensated for my review My thoughts on this book was in no way influenced by the author or publicist They are my personal opinions formed when I read the book


  4. says:

    Loved loved loved it Crazy Nutty Completely wacky Fantastically uniue I absolutely loved this story Books like this are the reason I read While the plot is nothing spectacular it is a basic uest plot it is the way the book is written that makes it so appealing It is a brilliant new take on an old story The characters are vibrant and lively each with a distinct personality that makes them loveable and memorable To say that I was pleasantly surprised by this story would be an understatement I was completely overjoyed when I realized that I was reading something entirely cooky and crazy Zeb and the Great Ruckus was an addictive novel that felt like a cross between Dr Seuss and Catherynne M Valente Josh Donellan has all of Valente's uniue story telling ability while infusing it with Seuss's wackiness From the way that Zeb's mother speaks only in rhyme to Flip's distracted obsession with food and the way Smokey thinks of his guitar as a daughter this story was full of surprises and bits of fun craziness I sincerely hope to see many books from this authorThe Cover I can't really decide what to think about the cover I love the artwork and it goes very well with the story but it doesn't stand out in any way It was one of those books that I almost passed over but I'm SO glad I didn't


  5. says:

    Tim Burton and Baz Luhrmann should team up and make this into a film I haven't read anything so FUN and NUTS in ages I'm naming Joshua Donnellan Roald Dahl's alter ego; the guy that accidentally got into the medicine cabinetThis book reads like a children's book but it's not It's extraordinarily clever and brilliant some genius stuff in there that kids just would not understand so don't even try to give it to a kid to read Well you could try They may not understand the jokes but they might still enjoy the rideBut YOU should definitely read it It is laugh out loud funny in places action packed and even a tad of a tear jerker yes I have to admit I shed a happy tear in the end I think it channelled my child soul or somethingEver heard of a wereflamingo? Lettuce cake? A disease that makes you speak in rhyme? Abnormal fauna? What? You haven't? Then you'd better get with the program guys and read Zeb and the Great Ruckus


  6. says:

    I love this book so much I immediately started to read it again when I finished it Laugh out loud funny full of uirky imaginative creatures and unconventional adventures A must read


  7. says:

    Twelve year old Zeb celebrates his birthday with a rather uniue birthday cake before making his way to school He returns home in the afternoon with his best friend Flip who is eager to see Zeb open his birthday gifts including a special gift from his father Kingston who had died ten years earlier Zeb Flip and his mother Sarina notice an odd looking animal with giant ears and no mouth; when it is startled it encapsulates itself with its ears disguising itself as a rock Flip sketches what they had seen and asks their teacher Mr Hemingdrake about it causing uite a stir as the animal is thought to have been extinct for over twenty years having all been tortured to death by the ruthless and evil Czar Mr Hemingdrake gifts Zeb a harmonica for his birthday hoping to introduce some music into Zeb’s life but it is uickly confiscated and smashed by the school bully for fun along with Zeb’s gift from his father On his arrival back at home a broken hearted Zeb is greeted by two Admonishers the evil Czar’s men who demand to speak with his mother about the animal they had seen When Zeb refuses to let them into his home they leave with him two objects one of which is in the guise of a birthday present as well as a warning which chills Zeb to the core Zeb learns that his father had been a musician who had played music with Zeb’s mystery animal the Aleph and in return it would sing a beautiful and healing melody As it had been Zeb’s father’s last wish that someday his son would hear the Aleph sing Zeb will stop at nothing to bring his father’s wish to fruition especially as the Czar’s actions are what had led to Kingston’s demiseZeb and the Great Ruckus is one of the most fun and cleverly worded books I have ever read The first chapter had me laughing out loud wishing I could give a standing ovation In a word Hilarious My favorite uote from the book describes the rain as sounding like a thousand pixies clog dancing on the roof bringing a stampede of memories rushing back to me from my childhood when 'the big wet' would finally arrive after such a dry spell It is uite difficult to pen a story of both darkness and delight but Josh Donellan has managed to do just that leaving me eager to turn each page to discover what happens next The tragedy of seeing such a beautiful animal hunted and tortured into extinction sadly mirrors much of what happens in today’s world Zeb’s determination to make his father’s dream come true was inspirational and a fight between good and evil takes hold with Zeb facing almost impossible odds as coming out as the victor I thoroughly enjoyed reading Zeb and the Great Ruckus and recommend it to all readers over the age of 7 years who enjoy action humor drama and determination in this musical adventure Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite


  8. says:

    There's A Fine Line Between Fantastical and TweeThe author manages to walk that line but every now and then he threatens to wander into precious territory Fortunately and I assume intentionally every time we start to get a bit too sugary the author adds a few drops of vinegar to keep us interestedZeb and Flip are on a uest to find Smokey Waters and return music to the land Some fantasy creatures try to help; some creatures and humans oppose them This is Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles territory but that's fine especially when the allegorical adventure is punctuated by action inventiveness and some dry and sly adult humorSo on one hand you have a gently demented Mom who speaks only in rhyming couplets and you have magical rabbit creatures who eat music through their ears On the other hand you have menacing Admonisher enforcers and Trojans useless consumer items that are used to captivate and distract villagersThe whole theme based on the banning of music and by extension the issue of totalitarian control is an interesting addition to the usual uestmagical item genre and the author goes in a lot of new and unexpected directions without abandoning or making fun of the larger uestadventure tradition So you get something new and different but you still have a dependable plot and story frameThere is a lot of snappy and witty dialogue here and some very funny grace notes and throwaway lines At first you suspect that this book is going to be very earnest and obvious and very heavy going But and especially once the uest to find Smokey gets going it picks up the pace lightens up and opens up This is also the point at which Zeb's companion Flip comes in to her own and the narrative moves away from third person and relies on the interactions between Zeb and Flip Since both kids are smart funny and observant and both have a bit of a deadpan sense of humor this adds additional energy to the storyI guess the upshot is that the book starts fine but gets even better as it goes along; the characters grow on you and you begin to appreciate how well the author is doing what he's doing This certainly feels like it would be a nice change of pace and sort of mellow addition to the family book shelfPlease note that I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for a candid review Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book


  9. says:

    Zeb and The Great Ruckus is the tale of two friends Zeb and Flip and their journey to right a wrong which has left their world void of the beauty of music Skillfully written the story transports the reader seamlessly from our world to Chromata a town where even the smallest of sounds is viewed as a huge and forbidden commotionAuthor Josh Donellan has the amazing gift of expressing with great accuracy the musings of middle school kids This strength is consistent throughout the story which makes the characters three dimensional and loveable Children and adults will immediately connect with the characters thanks to Josh's beautiful writing Lines such as “his fingers felt as if they were made of spaghetti” and “Zeb froze and wondered if he could even fit any fear into his brain this evening” put the reader suare in the mind of Zeb and this story is filled with many excellent examplesAt the same time Josh has not forgotten adult readers “Morning came along as it tends to” and “She liked to say that make believe was reality’s better looking sister” show the broad appeal of this novelI highly recommend this story if you are man woman or child so that’s pretty much everyone


  10. says:

    Disclosure I got an advance ebook copy of this title from NetGalleyBoy this book flew right by This is a light hearted uick paced children's book about a boy his best friend some bunny like creatures and the power of music It's a cute story and the author's sense of humor really grabbed me He uses a lot of creative similes throughout some of which had me smiling enough that I read them aloud to my husband and the language is very descriptiveI would recommend this to the 8 12 set with one caveat for some reason the author felt the need to use the word hell a lot I mean really it just seemed so unnecessary and it's something parents might have an issue with other than that the book is perfectly suited to its age level and downright fun to boot