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{May 19, 2012}   {Review} Tillie and the Wingo Hocking by Joseph Seegitz (Hue #2)

From Goodreads: An invisible evil has been stalking the overweight chefs of the merchant ship, the Wingo Hocking, and feasting on their fat. With the help of Squad 8011, baker Tillie Teraclés seeks to exterminate this menace, in hopes of redeeming herself in the eyes of the sister she accidentally crippled.


This is a great read for middle school aged children.  Complete with a vampire that lives off fat, Seegitz sets the stage of this novel with the theft of a yummy treat made by none other than Tillie Teracles, the heroine of this novel.  The owner of a floating bakery, Tillie must battle against the fat vampire, with the help of Ruby and her crew (Ruby and the Mix Games), in order to save the lives of the overweight chefs and restore Tillie’s good standing with her sister.   

Seegitz expertly captures the reader’s attention with his often comical situations, opening readers to a fantastical world unlike any other I’ve read about.  The practice of Hue, the ability to project colors from the hands for combat, is extremely interesting, and younger readers will really get a kick out of all the intriguing happenings within the novel, especially with the fat vampire on the prowl.  I think this would be a great story for parents and children to read together as it is comical, but also has great themes.  Three stars.

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.


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