Posts Tagged ‘Misfortune’
This hilarious take on the classic ‘Dickensian’ childhood tragedy will introduce your child to many literary tropes and stereotypes. Our protagonist, Eddie Dickens, suffers ailing parents, crazy relatives, a traveling theater, and a brief stint in an orphanage. But the stuffed stoat, giant cow and silly conversational writing make this a very entertaining read.
Watch Out For: There is a good amount of misfortune in this book, although it all works out in the end. The danger and tragedy is never taken seriously, but the sick parents and abusive orphanage may bother some children. Some minor violence befalls the orphanage owners.