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The Tale of Nottingswood (A novelette in verse)

Somewhere between the twisted worlds of Tim Burton and the bouncing meters of Dr. Seuss, you'll find the upside-down town of Nottingswood.

Having cast out the majestic Guardian who was once their protector, Nottingswood built the Great Wall to block out the sun. Now, holed up in their houses, Nottingsfolk are content to let th
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Paperback, 78 pages
Published November 26th 2014 by Jr Young
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Eric
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Tales of Nottingswood is a literary masterpiece of poetic and lyrical genius. J.R. Young has performed himself yet again! I'm eagerly looking forward to his next literary masterpiece from his own pen of conviction and faith in God.
Vanessa Chavez-cadotte
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Picked this out completely on the cover(reading challenge). Found it entertaining but exhausting because of the rhyming.
Justine
This was an amazing read. Loved the poetry. Quite entertaining. I can't believe I haven't read any of his works before. And apparently not many others know of this hidden gem either - Why does it not have more ratings on Goodreads?
Kids from around 7 years would probably enjoy it more than my 2 (3 & 6 years), but my 6 year old managed to catch the drift of the story.
Audiobook version: wonderfully narrated, feels as if you are sitting at your local library with the author sitting on a couch readi
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Alisha Webster
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Before I even begin, I want to tell you that I am in love with this book. I was sent an audio copy, and it was fantastic. No, it was BEYOND fantastic. My first impression was that the voice acting was terrific, only to find out a few words later that the author narrated it himself! NO JOKE, easily the best voice acting I have ever heard! J.R. Young’s voice really brings the story alive. My son, who isn’t even three yet, even enjoyed it based on his voice alone(I highly doubt he understood the st ...more
Ashley Jensen
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read The Tale of Nottingswood aloud to my children over the course of several nights. It is a great book to read aloud due to the lyrical nature of the book. It's a lot like reading Dr. Seuss books that are just enjoyable to read because the words bounce around and play off of your tongue. I had a lot of fun with it.

My kids loved the mystical creatures and the unique, little town where the story was set. I loved that the story became a great springboard to discussions of morality with my chil
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J. R. Young is the not-so-alter-ego of inspirational speaker and performer, Justin Young. The Tale of Nottingswood is his first fictional novelette. He lives in Virginia with his patient wife, active children, and annoying cat who refuses to let him do anything without her permission.

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