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Down the Mysterly River

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Great Read and Some Profanity

My 12-year-old is currently reading this book and he loves it. He's not a "reader" so that's saying a lot! But, we have been surprised by some profanity... only in a couple of spots so far, but we're only half-way through the book. Common Sense Media reports that there is no "Language" but that is incorrect. This would be rated PG-13 if it were a movie, due to the violence and language. Great read, but be aware.

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DOWN THE MYSTERLY RIVER is a compelling fantasy adventure with a twist, an homage to books filled with talking animals, magical artifacts, and brave boys with well-honed detecting skills. Willingham employs the same rich sense of wonder that fuels Fables, his acclaimed comics series for older readers, but with a gentleness and good humor more appropriate for a younger audience.

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