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Picayune might be just a dormouse, but he always has dreams of grandeur -- from knights and princesses to adventures in faraway lands. Little did he know he would have to overcome his shy, timid ways and embark on his own adventure through the Land of Red Tails, the underground lair of the badgers, the sky mountain fortress of the Hoo-Caw tribe and beyond in search of his ...more
Paperback, 201 pages
Published (first published November 15th 2011)
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Kimberly
Mar 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, fantasy
I received this book free from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway

This short book packs a good punch. It has a fast paced plot and is full of many characters. It opens with young Picayune, a mouse who dreams of being a knight in shining armour. His village is attacked by Dragon and his friend Ameera is taken prisoner. The rescue party sets out to save her, but Picayune stays behind. He then feels challenged to set out on his own to find his lost friend, who he discovers is really the princess. On h
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Casey
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
I received this book for free from a First Reads giveaway.

Overall I think it is a charming story. I would recommend it for young people who are getting into fantasy and just can't get enough.

At times I felt it was too fast-paced and worded in a confusing way. I had to reread sections in order to understand what was happening. I think it could benefit from more editing, especially because it is aimed at a younger audience.

I liked Picayune's dreams that paralleled the journey of a human, but I w
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Theresa
Mar 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Picayune
by: John DeJordy

I won this book from a Goodreads/First Reads giveaway

Picayune is a mouse who has always dreamed of being a knight. He has big dreams but when his village is attacked by Dragon and his friend is taken, Picayune sets out on his own to find his friend. On this journey he has big adventures with a badger clan, a squirrel and a Hawk and they all ralley together to help fight of Dragon.

This is a cute fun read. In the end Picayune begins to believe in himself.
Heather Wallen
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
I gave this a two rather than a one, because the idea of the story was interesting and I feel like it was just executed poorly. The language was a bit confusing at time, and the story kind of skipped around and didn't move at a very constant pace, and felt awkward in some places. I feel like it was published prematurely, and with more cleaning up could be quite a contender in the young adult field, tweens seem to really latch onto warrior animal related books.
Josef Hernandez
Jul 31, 2014 rated it liked it
A solid fantasy novel for younger readers

For a full review, please go to http://www.examiner.com/review/picayu... and follow me on Twitter @josenher
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