Review of The Legend of Hobart
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The Children’s Book Review
The Legend of Hobart
Written by Heather Mullaly
Ages 7-10 | 92 Pages
Publisher: Favored Oak Press | ISBN: 978-1-7364773-7-3
What to Expect: Fantasy, friendship, humor, motivation
Hobart wants nothing more than to be a hero and get accepted into Knights’ School—in part because being a knight is cool, but mostly because he is tired of being the ignored youngest child of a pig farmer that is tormented by the lord’s son and frequently pelted with rotten tomatoes. Unfortunately, being a hero isn’t so easy: maidens are mostly pretty good at looking after themselves, swords are hard to come by, and there are hardly any dragons or ogres near his town. In desperation, he sets off to kill the only dragon that lives nearby, collecting along the way an almanac that consistently gets the weather wrong, a magical satchel that never runs out of turnips, a very talkative horse, and a couple of true friends. He also learns that being a hero is about more than flashy adventures.
Set in a mythical medieval fantasy world, The Legend of Hobart brings modern humor to a familiar backdrop of castles, dragons, and damsels in distress. Hobart is an endearing protagonist whose honesty and self-deprecation invite readers to relate to his failures, disappointments, and—most importantly—the lessons he learns. From sensing the needs and desires of others to becoming compassionate and self-confident, Hobart takes readers on a journey that is entertaining and inspiring. Young readers are sure to sympathize with his struggles to survive on raw turnips, create fire with two sticks and no knowledge, and love his friends and family even when they are really annoying. And, naturally, there is a happy ending.
The Legend of Hobart is a thoroughly enjoyable story, perfect for aspiring heroes.
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About the Author
Heather Mullaly is a passionate believer in the power of story. When she isn’t writing them, reading them, or listening to them, she can usually be found baking something that involves chocolate, thinking up new story ideas before she’s finished the two she’s currently writing, or hanging out with her family, who happen to be even more fantastic than the characters in her head. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their three children.
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