Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” —Groucho Marx

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kekaju and the Hidden Swamp by Robert W Sweeting....a Review

Call me old, I am a grandma and I am not a boy.   I wanted to check it out for  my grandsons, but I just could not get into this book.  It was a book you had to jump into with both feet running and Fast!  Set in New Orleans, I enjoyed the Cajun dialect, however, the story crossed time, so we not only had time travel, but “magic”, exotic creatures and ghosts.   To me it was a rush of ideas, all jumbled together.   I will say most of the character development, was genius and be they human or animal, they were unforgettable! I am thinking my boys would like it,   we'll soon see!
Zach,age thirteen, lost his dad...a ghost girl pushed him in front of a bus.   Mom was long gone previously.
Zach had to go live with his Great Aunt Astoria.  While there he met a boy who lived in the swamp and
 confirmed his Aunt's story about hidden treasure.   Zach is determined to find the treasure.
But he can not do it alone;  it will take the help of Kekaju and a multitude of other swamp friends.
I love the name Kekaju;  he may look like a giant rat, but he's not a rat!!    


Unknown said...

Thank you for the review. Please let me know if your grandson's enjoy the book.
Robert W Sweeting

DMS said...
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DMS said...

I liked your honest review of this book! I hope your grandsons like it. :)