Beyond the Deepwoods (The Edge Chronicles #1)
I do agree with the person that said they were surprised that the story got wrapped up so neatly with so much random st...more
I don't really know where to start with the story, there is so much going on and you as the reader really feel like you're right there in the adventure with Twig (who is a lovable little character), you follow him through impossible situations that he always manages to get out of because he's so filled with hope and spirit.
This is one of those wild imagination books,...more
After beginning this book, I figured out that it is actually written for children. At the time, I had no book to read. This book has been on my shelf for a few years. It was given to my partner as a gift and he was never interested in it. So, out of necessity to have something to read, I grabbed it.
I was shocked at how much I liked it. I wasn't incredible, but it was very well written and the story was well thought out. It had a few twists and turns...more
I remember first reading this aged 11, at a very unhappy time in my childhood, and it was the very best escape into f...more
Piedzīvojums sākas Malazsemē galvenā varoņa - Zarēna audžuvecāku mājā. Mala...more
I didnt really like this book, because of it's plot. It's a fairy tail book and I'm not a fan of books of that kind. The only reason why i never put it down was because i was waiting for something good to happen, by the time i realized nothi...more
The art of the book is so amazing. The map of The Edge is amazing. I want to go there. After the first chapter I could hardly put it down. What an amazing adventure story. Its a kids book-i saw it in the childrens section at the library and was drawn to the fancy cover. It reminds me of Bilbo's adventures in the HObbit but not so hard to read. A very quick easy-fun read. I loved i...more
The protagonist in this tale, Twig, doesn't fit in with his family and rather against his wishes is sent on a journey where he keeps looking for a place to fit in (or even help just surviving in s...more
As to the story itself, it reminds quite a bit of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland". Come to find out that as a child, Paul Stewart sites "Alice in Wonderland" and Norman Juster's "Phantom Tollboot...more
The main character’s (Twig) unique origins and features offer the reader a good companion to travel th...more
Beyond the Deepwoods by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell is the first in a series of books called The Edge Chronicles. The book is about a boy/creature named Twig who has been raised by Woodtrolls. He has to leave his homeland because he doesn't want to be kidnapped by pirates and he goes in search for his father as well as to find out where he belongs. Twig starts out his journey very sensitive and along the way finds strength in friendship. The drawings in the book he...more
This first book of the series certainly does...more
The U.S. gets a tremendous treat with the introduction of the Edge Chronicles, a fantastic boy-meets-world saga from British author-illustrator team Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.
An un-traditional coming-of-age story, the Edge Chronicles begins with Beyond the Deepwoods, in which our put-upon protagonist, Twig (a misplaced human boy who's being raised by woodtrolls) gets a hint of his true heritage, sheds his Deepwoods upbringing, and does the unthinkable: He strays from the
The main character, Twig, couldn't get much more cli...more
I highly recommend the Edge Chronicles, whether you are young or old. It has many beautiful illustrations by the wonderful Chris Riddell and the plots are to die for.
I read YA most of the time so while I'm waiting for my copy of Cress by Marissa Meyer to arrive (oh the anticipation!) I decided to read the first book of the Edge Chronicles which my younger brother really enjo...more
From Wikipedia: Paul Stewart (writer). (2008, September 18). In Wiki...more