The Little Legends book series was launched in February this year through Pan Macmillan and the first two books have been a big hit here. Tom Percival brings well-loved fairy tale characters back to life in these clever and witty stories aimed at children aged 5 years and over.
The first two books in the series are The Spell Thief and The Great Troll Rescue, both are set in the magical town of Tale Town and as you start to read the books you quickly realise that the characters are all based on well known characters. In The Spell Thief, the central character is Jack – very much based on the Jack and the Beanstalk character, he has a talking hen called Betsy and friends including Red (Red Riding Hood), Rapunzel and even Hansel and Gretel.
The paperback books are chapter books with large text fonts and some illustrations throughout. Monkey is a reluctant reader, so I’ve been reading the Little Legends stories to him, and I have to say, we’ve both enjoyed them.
In The Spell Thief, Jack and his friends come across Anansi, who has just sailed into port. He’s based on the original Spiderman of West African legend, and a new character for Monkey to enjoy. It’s fair to say that Jack is not impressed with the new boy in town or his tricks. He’s convinced that Anansi must be a troll, and we follow him as he tries to prove this to his friends. There are mermaids and, blind mice and farmers wives to meet along the way. Jacks actions don’t go down well with his friends. Can he see Anansi for who he really is and make amends with his friends?
In The Great Troll Rescue Jack, Anansi, Rapunzel and Betsy the hen are trying to find Anansi’s mum. They believe she’s been washed up on Squirrel Nose Island after a ship wreck. But things don’t go according to plan and the friends end up being captured by a witch and locked in a tower. Even Rapunzel’s hair won’t save them. It’s up to Red and Cole the Fairy Godbrother to rescue everyone and put pay to the wicked witch and her spells. Will they succeed?
The Little Legends book series are really good fun, well written and we can’t wait for the next book in the series, The Genie’s Curse, to be released. We can thoroughly recommend them to any young reader. I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate links below for your reference.
disclosure: we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review
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