Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball None

  • Title: Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball
  • Author: Laura Ellen Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781405286725
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. This first in a new series has a very attractive cover, which is sure to appeal to fans of books, such as “Witch Wars.” It has twenty short chapters, is just over 200 pages long and is packed with black and white illustrations. As such it will appeal to confident readers, who are ready to embark on slightly longer books. The front of the book has a double page map of Nocturnia, the City in the Kingdom of the Dark, complete with Nocturnia Palace, the Fang Mansion, Rickety Residences, Catacome [...]

    2. "Amelia and her friends loved reading stories about the Creatures of the Light: the gruesome glittery unicorns (Nocturnians were TERRIFIED of glitter), the evil sparkly fairies and the cute and fluffy angel-kittens of terror. It was the stuff of daymares. Everyone knew that while Nocturnians were sleeping and the sun was out, terrifying creatures from the nearby Kingdom of the Light lurked around the Petrified Forest. Nocturnians didn't dare step outside again until nightfall, if the could help [...]

    3. Set in Nocturnia, Amelia and the rest of the Fang family are preparing to host the latest Barbaric ball the only annual event in Nocturnal only this time, the king and prince are attending too.Ahead of time Amelia has to show the prince around her school where he acts very stuffily towards them all and when he has dinner with the whole family pre barbaric ball, he acts entitled and ends up taking Amelia's Squashy, her friend!Amelia sets off determined to retrieve Squashy away from the awful prin [...]

    4. I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This book was fantastic and I laughed from start to finish. Great use of alliteration throughout. Loved the spoilt Prince Tangine ans the side characters. Amelia and her pet Squashy were so cute fantastic illustrations of all the characters too.

    5. Are you looking for the perfect Halloween, spooky read for your young ones? If so, then look no further! Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball is the PERFECT creepy read for the youngsters this Halloween.Amelia Fang is no ordinary girl. She is a vampire and her best friends are Florence, a rare breed of yeti, and Grimaldi, a young Grim Reaper in training. Not to forget her absolutely adorable sidekick Squashy the pumpkin. Amelia’s parents are hosting the annual Barbaric Ball and the King and his s [...]

    6. Amelia Fang is doing her best to be nice to the Prince of Nocturnia but when he is so mean, not only to her but her friends Florence the Yeti and Grimaldi the Reaper, she struggles to keep being the friendliest vampire around!Amelia Fang And The Barbaric Ball is the first children's book that talented and familiar illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson has both written and illustrated and it is going to absolutely delight kids with its laugh out loud humour and description of the creatures living in N [...]

    7. Delightful, punny and brilliantly illustrated, this is a charming and madcap Halloween adventure that will make every reader want a pet pumpkin of their own! 7+*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*

    8. My homework for October. This is a cute wee book filled with dark delights and fabulous illustrations. Amelia and her friends live in Nocturnia where all things glittery are the stuff of 'daymares'. The little horrors are going to devour this book.

    9. Fangtastic!Set in Nocturnia, a world where darkness rules and glittery stuff is scary. Amelia Fang, a vampire, is not looking forward to the Barbaric Ball her mother is hosting as its super boring and full of adults. This ball will be different though as the King of Nocturnia is attending with his son Tangine. To make it even worst Tangine has just started attending Amelia’s school and she must show him around. On top of that he is obnoxious, spoilt, mean to Amelia and her friends and has stol [...]

    10. This was a tremendously fun read! It was hilarious (The GBBO reference got me!), and I really enjoyed the themes of friendship. The illustrations were GORGEOUS, and I think the concept and world was richly imagined and brilliantly executed. Would thoroughly rec this for early middle grade readers, and I can't wait to read the next one!

    11. A vampire girl, a pumpkin, an annoying prince, lots of icky food (at least for us humans), and a Barbaric Ball!So I was really excited about this book, I love Laura Ellen Anderson's work, and I was just delighted that she would also be writing (and illustrating) books like this. This review may be a bit chaotic, I am quite tired, but I do want to write a review, because I really love this book.Meet Amelia Fang, she is a vampire and has a little pet pumpkin named Squashy (who is super-adorable an [...]

    12. Pet pumpkins, bad puns, GBBO references and glitterfobia what more could you want? A great read for 5-8 year olds, or even older. Whimsical, funny and silly (in a good way)!

    13. A fun read-a-loud for the month of October. Admittedly, my kids enjoyed it much more than I did and they are looking forward to reading the next book in the series when it comes out in a few months.

    14. This is a beautifully produced book. Lavishly illustrated by the author. A fun story. All of the characters are very sweet - including the baddie. Laura has created a quirky world which allows her full rein on funny, vile and disgustingly funny detail. A great book to read to your younger kids (5-7, maybe even a bit younger). Recommended.

    15. It was useless for Amelia to speak to her mother about what she wanted. Being a Fang meant countless vampiress etiquette lessons, cobwebbing practice and never-ending preparations for the Barbaric Ball. Sometimes Amelia wished she belonged to a different family.See this review with formatting and pictures here. This is the debut middle-grade novel from Laura Ellen Anderson, who most people might already know because she is the illustrator for the Witch Wars series by Sibéal Pounder. The illustr [...]

    16. This first Amelia Fang adventure is a wonderful story for younger readers. The world building is fabulously original. it's set in a delightfully grotesque world where all things creepy and disgusting are normal, and cute and glittery things are something to be feared. The reversal is simple, but massively effective and leads to some very cute and funny scenes (such as a vampire fleeing in fear from a kitten).The illustrations of the story are equally charming, with Anderson's art doing a great j [...]

    17. There’s a lot to like about this new series. The illustrations are exceedingly charming, there’s a lot of fun to be found in sparkly cute creatures – such as unicorns and angel kittens – being seen as terrible monsters, and that pumpkin is ridiculously cute. Arriving just in time for Halloween and long winter nights, it’s a good read for young readers who like a taste of the Gothic.However, while it is really cute and fun, the story itself didn’t blow me away. Amelia seems like a nic [...]

    18. In the dark world of Nocturnia, vampires and yetis and grim reapers are bosom buddies, but nothing is more evil than GLITTER, or daylight for that matter.Here Amelia Fang's parents are hosting their annual Barbaric Ball, and everyone is excited to attend, except for their daughter, who is always the only child to attend, until now that the prince's son, Tangine, is coming I've looked forward to reading this for some time, as I'm a huge fan of Laura Ellen Anderson's illustrations, and had the boo [...]

    19. This paperback edition has a fantastic cover which makes interested about the cool vampire girl and her story.All the 'scary' (they aren't really scary like you'd expect!) things in the book like Amelia, ghosts and pumpkins hate glitter. There are also creatures of the light for example, fairies and unicorns who a in a land called 'Fairytale.' There's a Prince at the school - a MEAN Prince - called Tangine. And his Dad LOVED a fairy even though in this story everyone believes that the creatures [...]

    20. I received a copy of this book via NetGalley.A creepy-cute Addams Family type of story that certainly isn't just for kids. The illustrations are amazing and really make the story come alive. The relationship between Amelia (a vampire) and her friends is brilliant. Grimaldi is a young Grim Reaper (he gets notifications of deaths on his 'diePhone', along with regular calls too) and Florence is a very rare breed of Yeti, apparently. I also loved Amelia's little pet pumpkin, Squashy, who is adorable [...]

    21. Ameila Fang and the Barbaric Ball is full of beautifully written characters and strong friendships, it also introduces us to a new and fantastic spooky world. I loved every minute of this fast paced, creepy tale. Amelia is a delightfully dark little vampire, who contrary to popular belief doesn't live on a diet of blood, but eats disgusting delicacies such as Curiously Crusty Crabs, Scabs and Severed Fingers, and Putrid Pus-filled Profiteroles! Her best friends are Florence, a rare breed of Yeti [...]

    22. ¡Me encanta! ♥No conocía para nada a Laura ni a Amelia Fang, lo descubrí cotilleando la zona infantil/juvenil. Me llamó mucho la atención por lo bonica que es la portada y me puse a mirar por dentro. ¡Estaba lleno de ilustraciones! Y dije venga, me lo llevo.Al ponerme a leerlo me di cuenta de que había muchas más ilustraciones de las que me habían parecido al ojearlo en su compra. Me encanta el estilo de dibujo y el cómo se ha aplicado eso al conjunto del libro.Es lógico que al ser [...]

    23. I loved it!I'm a sucker for spooky things and children's spook just seems all that more wholesome and awesome.I love the Stitchead series and I'd say if you also enjoy that and things along the lines of Scream Street (which I also adored) then this is definitely one to read.This is a proof that I picked up from work, so sadly it was missing most of the illustrations and I did feel the loss of their magic when I'd gotten past the point of them being there, but I've decided to buy the book as well [...]

    24. -This review is based on an uncorrected proof-I blazed through this fun little romp in an hour. With shades of Pongwiffy, it's an entertaining introduction to the world of Amelia and her ghoulish friends and family. Don't be fooled by the silliness,though - some sophisticated wordplay and jokes going on in here. I predict children will have fun spotting the inversions of our world - and glean particular enjoyment from the kingdom's citizens' fear of Creatures of the Light (unicorns, fairies and [...]

    25. A charming read for people of all ages this Halloween.I became aware of this book due to it being part of Waterstones recommendations this month (and I'm always taking advantage of their 'buy one get a second half price' deal), their was just something about the cover that jumped out at me.I found the story very entertaining and has tons of funny gags , the diePhone practically appealed to me.The book is scattered with loads of lovely illustrations too, I felt the story also offers some importan [...]

    26. Adorable.I gave the book five stars because if I had read it as an elementary school kid, I'd have absolutely loved it and would be searching for a copy of it as an adult. Also, I'd like a pet pumpkin like Squashy:)Original. Inventive. Funny. Sweet. True friendship. Teaches kindness and tolerance. The illustrations are wonderful, quirky, and even hilarious at times. I look forward to the next installment. I also hope the writer will do a book on Grimaldi. I just loved him with his little scythe, [...]

    27. (Waterstones children's book of the month - October)A brilliant book that parents will love to read just as much as their kids! It has an Adam's family feel to it which is greatly enhanced by the beautiful illustrations on every page!I can't wait for more adventures from Amelia Fang, her bestfriends Florence (a yeti) and Grimaldi (death in training) and of course her adorable pet pumkin squashy!

    28. Amelia Fang is a girl who resides in the night, a vampire with a yeti as a best friend and a grim reaper as her other. A fun little book that teaches children the importance of sharing, being friends and the isolation that can happen when you act like a brat. It was an easy read with some interesting ideas that I am looking forward to seeing where the author goes with. Beautifully illustrated and a rather Beastly Ball to attend, which is boring as anything especially when you are the only child [...]

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