The Amazing Adventures of Toby the Trilby (The Toby the Trilby Series, #1)
Born underground, at the edge of the world’s destruction, Twelve-year-old Toby has never seen the sun. Created by six scientists who accidentally gave him cat ears (and a tail), Toby decides to leave the safety of his cavern world to seek answers.
Did anyone survive the Great Destruction? Why has he been hear ...more
What originally drew me to it was the simple fact that the main character has cat ears, but I was intrigued by the meaning behind the prose and enjoyed the rest of the read as Toby takes a journey of discovery from the sheltered cave where he was created by scientists out into the light of a mysterious post-apocalyptic wo ...more
When I first started reading this book I thought for sure it was for a younger age. The cute concept of the main character charmed me and I was along for the ride. Angela has a lot of fun writing and it shows. I read this 81 page book straight through.
Sure, Toby the Trilby is fun, but it is also compelling. Toby is the protagonist in this story, but his fear is his antagonist. This is a cool way to show Toby's change of character as he goes through the story in search of his own soul. Nice.
I just finished reading this story to my eight-year-old son, and we enjoyed it so much we're planning to read it again. He laughed out loud at some parts from the vivid imagery, and we had great discussions about who God is and why we sh ...more
This is a charming story of what ifs. What if the earth was destroyed as we know it? What would the survivors do? Does a child created in a lab actually have a soul? Most import ...more
I was pleasantly surprised to find myself immediately drawn in. Toby the Trilby is an ende ...more
What I did not realize was that this was a Christian story, though this isn't something that bothered me, I just hadn't known it going in. The first "Voice" however, not knowing of its intent, did make me suspicious. But all in all, this is a very nic ...more
Toby, now twelve years old, lives underground with his "grambles" - a term her uses for his six creators, similar to grandparents. Although Toby is mostly human, he has cat DNA as well, which gives him feline features of pointed ears and a tail. Toby's creators are scientists who were told that there would be ...more
*I received this book from the Author via The Bearded Scribe in exchange for an Honest Review*
This was an interesting story. It followed a little boy who was half cat, named Toby. He was genetically created by six scientists who had survived the end of the world because they were lonely. Toby sets out into the remains of the world following a voice only he can hear, to find out if he has a soul since he wasn't created like normal people.
There are a handful of spelling errors in the story, noth
Because The Adventures of Toby the Trilby is a book for families.
Toby is twelve, with cat ears and a tail, so kids will find him captivating. The dystopian setting and details of the Great Calamity have a decidedly teen feel. ...more
The Amazing Adventures of Toby the Trilby by Angela Castillo is a heart- warming tale that will appeal to readers of all ages, although it’s intended for teens and young adults. The author’s descriptions, setting and characters, as Toby se ...more