My Thoughts On… Ghosteleers by Philip Beicken
**A copy of this book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review**
Author: Philip Beicken
Publisher: Hashtag Press
Published: 8th March 2019
Source:: Review Copy from Publisher
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Summary: When the bungling Norman accidentally blows himself up, along with his pet cat Morph, they awake to find themselves in a new and mysterious world. Greeted by the bubbly Sir Poop, the pair are invited to join an elite, highly-trained team of Ghosteleers. Their mission is to protect very special humans from harm by using their amazing telekinetic powers. Unfortunately for Norman, he quickly discovers his smug cat is the one with the ability… and brains. The most important fight in the history of the planet is about to take place, one that could change the future forever. The duo must act quickly, use their new-found ghostly skills, and save the day! Thankfully, Norman’s cat is going to be there.
Ghosteleers is a very fun and adventure filled novel that I very much enjoyed. It’s got a very interesting premise and I really enjoyed reading it. I especially loved the dynamic between Morph and Norman. It is a book that I am positive will be enjoyed by many young children who will enjoy witnessing Norman and Morph trying to hone in their special powers as well as trying to save humans from death. It’s got some very unique characters within it and I just loved reading about the relationships between them all. I especially love how little faith most people have in Norman in the beginning because he’s more average than everyone else around!
This is a book that looks at how working together as a team makes you stronger, it also looks at how being smart isn’t the only good thing in life. It’s a very important topic to share with children who are just “average” – you don’t have to be a superhero to be a hero! I really liked this part of the book and definitely think it would be a beneficial book for young children to read. It has a lot of easy language but there are still a lot of words – including some made up ones – so it’d be perfect for a bed time read being read a loud – especially as a parent can then talk to the child about what’s going on – or for those who are just stepping into the world of reading chapter length novels.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. It’s full of adventure, suspense, friendship, family and love. All the things that I love seeing in books – basically! The only odd thing was that Norman himself was an older character than those reading the novel. Normally a book for this age range has main protagonists of the same age, however, it definitely works and is written in a way that is very child-friendly too. I would definitely recommend this book as one to read and enjoy!