The Adventures of Toby Baxter: The River Elf, the Giant, and the Closet: #RWYK Certified Great Read – Book Review
Congratulations to Tim Wright!
Book 1 of The Adventures of Toby Baxter is our latest certified great read!
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The Adventures of Toby Baxter: The River Elf, the Giant, and the Closet
He’s ready to leave kid-dom behind. But can he stand tall against an army of barf-inducing beasts?
Toby Baxter can’t wait to be a teenager. On the cusp of turning thirteen, the superhero-obsessed boy’s jaw drops when a baffling stranger appears and begs him for help. But when he’s led through a portal on a whirlwind trip to a magical land, he’s terrified to be plunged mid-battle between elves and a legion of stinky trolls.
Bewildered and queasy, Toby is confused when his new friends claim he is the hero who will lead them to victory. And now only his dangerous quest to retrieve a legendary slaying sword can save his skin… and turn the tide of war.
Can this newly minted teen become a real warrior and rise up as the strange realm’s savior?
The Adventures of Toby Baxter: The River Elf, The Giant, and the Closet is a high-flying middle grade fantasy. If you like daring journeys, hilarious characters, and heartfelt lessons about confidence, then you’ll love Tim Wright’s timeless tale.
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About the author
Tim Wright is the co-host of The Wonder of Parenting Podcast: A Brain-Science Approach to Parenting, along with New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dr. Michael Gurian (www.wonderofparenting.com). He and his wife Jan have been married since 1975. They have two children and five grandchildren. Tim lives in the Phoenix area and is an avid fan of the Arizona Cardinals and the Adelaide Crows (Australian Rules Football). He has created, along with Dr. Michael Gurian, several different rites of passage programs for boys and girls both faith-based and secular. His love of fantasy novels like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, Percy Jackson, and the Shannara series, serve as the inspiration for his new series, The Adventures of Toby Baxter.
To learn more about Tim Wright, visit his website www.TimWrightBooks.com
HERE’S OUR REVIEW
Are you looking for a fantasy book to enchant your middle-grade reader with epic adventures, giants, elves, trolls and, other magical creatures? Our latest certified great read might be just what you and your magic-loving young reader need. The Adventures of Toby Baxter: The River Elf, the Giant, and the Closet by Tim Wright is sure to delight your kids and transport them to worlds they can only dream of. We recommend it to fifth-sixth graders who have already read The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
The Adventures of Toby Baxter follows the superhero-obsessed almost thirteen-year-old boy, Toby Baxter. He is super excited and eagerly awaits his superhero themed birthday party. But little did he know he will be surprised by a total stranger on his birthday night who appears and asks for his help. In the blink of an eye, Toby’s transported to a magical land where he encounters elves, trolls, and other magical creatures. River elves consider Toby Baxter as their savior. But Toby thinks otherwise. According to him, he is a mere thirteen-year-old with no magical powers to help them. But soon this ordinary boy will realize the true meaning of being a H.E.R.O. (Honorable Enterprising Responsible Original) and gets more than the ability to retrieve a legendary slaying sword. He, along with his new friends are drawn into a centuries-old war between elves and a legion of stinky trolls.
In this page-turning fantasy tale, Tim Wright creates a riveting story where one boy must figure out why he is the key to his brand-new world, and understand the all-important question by his grandfather: How will you use your power?
The Adventures of Toby Baxter is a fantasy mystery of epic proportions–and it’s captivating from page one. The reach of this book extends from middle- grade readers all the way to adults of any age. Try it, you’ll see what we mean. The pages are full of intrigue and twists and mystery–all while Toby struggles to find his place and purpose in his new world. The setting is lush, the creatures are awesome–and just as lovable as the characters, and the bad guys are pretty freaking scary. Full of fun, rich in suspense and brimming with adventure!
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