Saturday, 21 May 2016
It tells the story of a little boy called Max.
Max lives with is auntie, his uncle and his cousin, all members of the Whitfield family.
Sadly, the Whitfield trio are not the loving family that Max knows he wants and deserves.
Eventually, tired of being bossed around by them, he decides to run away to hide himself in the forest.
But! Max could not have known that the forest was the home to a large creature. A very large creature indeed.
Because the forest is the home to a nine foot tall Walpertinger!
Although the Walpetinger (who is called Rolo) looks extremely ferocious and frightening, he is really a very gentle natured soul and soon the two become firm friends.
But the two have not counted on the Whitfields! Despite their natural fear of the forest and all its inhabitants, the hatch a plot to enter the forest and recapture poor Max and return him to a miserable life of deprivation and slavery!
They devise a cruel and devious plot to force Max to return to a life of horror as their slave, but first they must outwit Rolo who is determined to save his new friend from the clutches of the evil Whitfields!
It's a fantastic tale with some wonderful illustrations by G. William, it's ideal for children and adults to read together or alone. It is published by Matador at £7.99 in paperback.
It's available from the Thats Books and Entertainment bookshop, you'll find the entrance to the bookshop just to the right side of this review.