Timothy Other: The Boy Who Climbed Marzipan Mountain by L. Sydney Abel
WordsAPlenty was given a copy of this book by L. Sydney Abel in exchange for an honest review.
Timothy Other was left on the doorstep of the Dreams and Hopes Orphanage like so many before him. Timothy never remembered the touch of his mother’s gentle caresses or love in her eyes, nor that of his father. Instead he had Mr. Penny, Mrs. Tidy and Mrs. McDuffie and all the kids at the Orphanage to love and love him back. Until Dreams and Hopes is repossessed by the bank and becomes the property of Mr. Sterner.
The good times came to an abrupt end with the arrival of Ms. “Fish Face” Finn and Mr. Sterner. Timothy had an idea and took off on his own. Smuggling aboard a plane, Timothy set forth on what he believed and hope to be an exciting adventure.
Timothy looked at this Christmas Cake shape and his eyes grew wider with a realization of fate. “Marzipan Mountain!” he cried outright and without hesitation. “I’m going to Marzipan Mountain.”
Little did he know that this was just the beginning; and little did anyone else know how Timothy and his friends would change their lives!
Sydney Abel has written a captivating story for children ages 10 and up. He captures their fears and inquisitiveness accurately and reminds his readers of what it was like to be a child. The ease in which children can make friends, have hope and teach others to love unconditionally.
His story flowed smoothly while building his characters and suspense. His dialog was realistic and fun. He strongly developed the characters so that they too became realistic and connected with his readers. Abel’s audience was able to grow their like/dislike for the appropriate characters without confusion.
I enjoyed this book as it was fun and explored the different feelings and emotions children experience and sometimes adults. I read a few passages to my grandchildren and they loved Edwin and Leopold but Boregov was their favorite! They hoped that Boregov or the “Hairy Eye-Ripper-Outer” finds his family and meets new friends.
WordsAPlenty gives this author a 5 star review for this book for creativeness and connecting with his audience.