Thimble Down, by Pete Prown, is a young adult fantasy adventure novel. The book was released on August 1, 2013 and is recommended for readers who enjoy The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Wind In the Willows, Redwall, Artemis Fowl, and other timeless tales set in England, Ireland, and the British Isles.
Thimble Down is a country village where death and malice lurk the quiet lanes. When the vile, drunken Bing Rumple acquires a gem-laden treasure, violence begins to follow him everywhere. Where did Bing find such a precious jewel, and worse, is someone willing to kill to possess it? In this fast-paced adventure, the village bookmaster, Mr. Dorro, and his young companions Wyll Underfoot and Cheeryup Tunbridge are in a desperate race to find the answer—before death comes to Thimble Down.
Thimble Down is the first book in the "Chronicles of Dorro" young adult mystery series, which follows Dorro, Wyll, and Cheeryup, on their exciting, but dangerous, mystery adventures.
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This will be a book I will read again and again. I loved the language and wit that this book provided! It was easy to get into and felt like a warm cup of tea.
Picture a murder mystery in the Shire from Lord of the Rings and you will have a good idea of what this book is about. Granted, they are not hobbits, but the halflings in Thimble Down certainly remind you of them.
I enjoyed not only the characters and their charm, but the mystery as well. It wasn't as easy to solve as one might think, which made it all the more better! It kept you wanting to read more and I know when another "Chronicles of Dorro" come out I will certainly be glad to read it!
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