The Tale of a No-Name Squirrel

The Tale of a No Name Squirrel Solve riddles with Squirrel as he travels to the walled city of bees the fireless tea plantation of mice and treacherous desert full of tricksters in this beautifully written and creative debut adve

  • Title: The Tale of a No-Name Squirrel
  • Author: Radhika R. Dhariwal
  • ISBN: 9781481444750
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Solve riddles with Squirrel as he travels to the walled city of bees, the fireless tea plantation of mice, and treacherous desert full of tricksters in this beautifully written and creative debut adventure.Squirrel never expected to be anything other than a slave the last animal slave in Bimmau That is, until he is invited to a high profile wedding and takes a sip of theSolve riddles with Squirrel as he travels to the walled city of bees, the fireless tea plantation of mice, and treacherous desert full of tricksters in this beautifully written and creative debut adventure.Squirrel never expected to be anything other than a slave the last animal slave in Bimmau That is, until he is invited to a high profile wedding and takes a sip of the forbidden ceremonial wine, unlocking a mysterious riddle The riddle reveals that there is a key which has the power to grant Squirrel his freedom and a name , but also could enslave anyone in Bimmau Disastrous if it falls into the wrong hands Squirrel and his friends find themselves in a race to find Brittle s Key before the army of crows gets to him and before the mysterious Colonel finds the key first.

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    1. The Tale of a No-Name Squirrel, aimed at middle grade readers, is a fun adventure, to be sure. It took me a few chapters to get into the world, but once I did, I enjoyed the myriad layers to the story. Our hero, Squirrel, is the last slave in the kingdom of Bimmau, a land occupied by animals who talk and wear fancy clothes, but also stick together by species and rarely cross those bounds. At  a somewhat scandalous wedding between a cat and a dog (this, I admit was hard for me to wrap my head ar [...]

    2. I expected a fun and entertaining story about a cute little squirrel. Although the story is unique and clever, I did not care for the violence. It was too much for me! I did like the many different characters and the good ending.Very well-written with many vocabulary-building words for the reader.I received this complimentary book from .

    3. Radhika Dhariwal's The Tale of the No-Name Squirrel took me back to my childhood days absorbed by Brian Jacques' epic Redwall series. The Tale of the No-Name Squirrel is much less daunting than Redwall, with a simpler point of view and a less complex, but no less imaginative, world. But in most other ways, the two share many similarities - animals playing the leading roles, good vs. evil, massive adventure, puzzles, and multiculturalism. The Tale of the No-Name Squirrel is an enjoyable story wit [...]

    4. I received a copy of this book from Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    5. This was not a great read for me, sadly. The disconnect between the topics and some rather dark scenes with the really juvenile writing style and over abundance of highly descriptive food scenes made this a miss. Squirrel is the PetPost Slave. He's the last slave in Bimmau. He has no name. And no power. But when he is invited to a fancy wedding and illicitly drinks some ceremonial beverage he unlocks a riddle in his mind and sets off on a quest with his new dog friend Des and questionably loyal [...]

    6. The story of a no-name squirrel is about an unassuming little squirrel that is still in servitude in a mythical animal village. In essence this poor squirrel is a slave that works for the Pet Post; a service that delivers mail. One day this little squirrel is tasked with delivering wedding invitations to the event of the season. While at said wedding he drinks some walnut wine and has a vision that will change the course of his life. This vision could also change the way their society exists. Th [...]

    7. Squirrel has been a slave his entire life--but when he unearths a hidden memory, he begins a quest to free all slaves, forever. There was a point in reading Grahame's The Wind in the Willows when I had to stop ask myself: is this a man-sized toad with a full head of hair riding a horse? (I'm still only approximately certain that the answer is yes.) The Tale of a No-Name Squirrel is suffused with that same playful but immersion-breaking confusion, because these anthropomorphic animals are particu [...]

    8. I ended up liking this book both more and less than I expected. Sound conflicted? That's probably because conflicted is exactly how I felt about this book. Let me explain. The story was clever and appealing, but the violence was a little much even for me. I expected a cute little story about a squirrel, but certainly did not expect stomach-turning violence. This element (and some borderline language) makes it difficult for me to recommend to younger readers, who I think would enjoy the story the [...]

    9. Squirrel never understood how he got into this mess. He also doesn’t understand many of the hidden secrets along his journey. But, what he does understand is that if he succeeds, he will be free from his PetPost slave bonds. This “no-name” squirrel makes new friends with Des, a dog, and the mysterious Kowa crow, Azulfa. They venture through a magical world that includes a fantastic walled city run by bees, the marketplace of Gandgoon peopled by tricksters - and so much more. I really enjoy [...]

    10. Readers who enjoy mystery or adventure will be cheering for the. main character in Radhika R. Dhariwal's book, "The Tale of a No-Name Squirrel. " Squirrel is born a slave but discovers there is a way to gain his freedom. In order to do that he has to follow a series of clues to find the key. His journey takes him to a town filled with thieves and gamblers, a town of tea growing mice, and a town where a camel guards the water supply. Squirrel works hard to find the clues and he's not the only one [...]

    11. There's a lot to enjoy in this tale of Squirrel, who spends his days working as the PetPost slave under a ruthless taskmaster. But when he receives a surprising invitation to a wedding, he makes friends with Des, an enthusiastic canine, sips some wine at the ceremony, and unlocks some of the secrets left behind by his deceased mother. With the memories comes the challenge of solving various mysteries and finding the mysterious and powerful Brittle's Key. As his quest takes him to many different [...]

    12. Squirrel is the last animal slave of Bimmau, and never expects to be invited to the most anticipated wedding of the year. It's the most exciting thing to happen in Squirrel's life until he drinks the forbidden ceremonial wine setting into motion a wild chain of events that takes Squirrel on a quest full of riddles and danger. Squirrel's quest could bring disaster or freedom. The Tale of the No-Name Squirrel written by Radhika R. Dhariwal and illustrated by Audrey Benjaminsen is a bizarre tale se [...]

    13. Squirrel is a slave, and when he receives an unexpected invitation to a wedding, he learns there is a way to become free. This sends Squirrel off on a quest to solve a series of clever riddles that will show him the way to freedom. Along the way, he learns truths about his parents and himself and finds not only freedom but friendship. So many things make this a great read. First, it's a delightful story, with marvelous little riddles and fun surprises all along the way. Second, Squirrel and the [...]

    14. I packed my clutch and traveled with Squirrel and his new companion 'Des'. I trembled with them when all seemed dark, and plucked up courage when it was most required. Then as opportunity arose for me to solve the Brittle's Key, I took on the quest myself and sought answers from my memory, or as need be, searched back through my adventures to find the clues in plain sight.This tale will entice you to be brave and wise. it will call upon you to observe and to trust. Are you ready? Then come along [...]

    15. What a delightfully crafted young readers book!! There were great word choices to build vocabulary. This book engaged me easily as an adult reader. The descriptions were clever, an interesting variety of characters with a creative plot. As I read I looked forward to the next chapter to see what would happen next. I loved how there was the puzzle in the book for the reader to do. The ending seemed open to a sequel with an enticing dash of mystery and intrigue… Enjoy the book!

    16. I really enjoyed the lively writing, description and world-building. The characters had me hooked and I thoroughly enjoyed solving the crossword puzzle at the end. While aimed at children this book can be an enjoyable read for any age group. Could not put it down and can't wait for the sequel.

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