Books by David Wyatt

Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Great storytelling continues in this latest Longburrow adventure. (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
In this sequel to Podkin One-Ear (2017), warrior rabbit Podkin embarks on a dangerous quest: to find and retrieve "the sacred hammer of Applecross." Read full book review >
PODKIN ONE-EAR  by Kieran Larwood
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An original fantasy with warrior rabbits, fierce foes, sibling loyalty, riveting adventure, and genuine storytelling. (map) (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
A traveling bard tells the story of how legendary warrior rabbit Podkin lost his ear and confronted the treacherous Gorm. Read full book review >
MOTHSTORM by Philip Reeve
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"With a cameo from Queen Victoria herself, as well as Sir Richard Burton, his Martian wife, Ulla, and a fretful Scottish ship's engineer, this tale will satisfy fans in inimitably jolly fashion. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
It's Up the Empire and Huzzah! as Art and Myrtle Mumby and their superhuman Solar System-creating Shaper mother return for a third Victorian space-operatic adventure. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2008

"Global warming and psychoanalytic symbolism move to the forefront; some readers may wish for a less victimized heroine, but earnest narration and an ocean battle carry the day. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Golding's series about epic environmental danger continues its steady, gentle tone. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Huzzah! (Fiction. 10-14)"
"[T]he British Empire," declares Mrs. Emily Mumby, ancient superhuman creator of the Solar System and Art and Myrtle's mum, "stands on the brink of an invasion by highly intelligent hats from the future!" Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Jolly good fun, all around. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The glory of Empire meets Star Trek in this space fantasy-picaresque that Edgar Rice Burroughs would have loved. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1997

"Wyatt has much to relate, and he does so exceptionally well, yielding a happy (and rare) instance when the reader emerges wishing that a longish book would go on just a bit longer. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A big-picture view of California's history, told with verve and considerable learning. Read full book review >
THE FOUNDLING by Lloyd Alexander
Released: Nov. 12, 1973

"All worth another hearing as Alexander tells them, but hardly an important contribution to a mythological landscape."
Alexander's six short fairy tales, set in Prydain before the time covered in his Newbery-winning quintet, demonstrates both the author's special talent for spinning this kind of story and the extent of his need to borrow plots and motifs on which to build. Read full book review >
THE HIGH KING by Lloyd Alexander
Released: March 1, 1968

"He takes earth, fulfilling by his deeds the prophecy in the Book of Three; Eilonwy gives up her magic to be his bride."
The last may be the best—movement toward an ultimate confrontation between the forces of life and the forces of death give this final Prydain adventure a stronger frame and tighter weave than the preceding four. Read full book review >
TARAN WANDERER by Lloyd Alexander
Released: April 3, 1967

"If you've done well with the others, you'll want this; if not, try Tolkien."
A young man searches for his identity and finds that he is not what he was born but what he is becoming, that he is, in short, himself: "strength — and frailty. Read full book review >
THE CASTLE OF LLYR by Lloyd Alexander
Released: April 11, 1966

"And, as before, the compelling mystery of Taran's destiny and Prydain's fate."
The Princess Eilonwy is one of the many attractive characters growing up through the previous titles in the continuing chronicle of Prydain: The Book of Three. Read full book review >
THE BLACK CAULDRON by Lloyd Alexander
Released: April 12, 1965

"The sweep of the battles, the pressures of fear relieved by interludes of comedy, the blends of good and evil combine to the kind of once-in-a-lifetime reading that will assure Prydain a permanent place in geographies of fictional territories."
The Book of Three (1964, p. 818, J-262) has just received the invaluable boost that comes with selection as one of ALA's Notable Children's Books. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF THREE by Lloyd Alexander
Released: Aug. 27, 1964

"Hopefully, Prydain's history will be continued."
Prydain is an imagined territory, somewhat like Wales and peopled with characters whose genealogy stretches back to Welsh legend. Read full book review >