The Legend of Greg

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Greg is a kid who is secretly a dwarf, but he doesn’t know it. His best friend, Edwin, is an elf. Historically, elves and dwarves are enemies. Greg’s dad finds magic that dwarves call Galdervatn. He puts Galdervatn in one of his teas. Greg drinks some. At school everything is normal until lunchtime. Since dwarves have big appetites, after eating his lunch, Greg is still hungry. Then an arugula plant magically sprouts from the ground. Later, when a bully is picking on a kid, Greg tries to get him to stop. The bully tries to punch him, but Greg turns to stone. At his dad’s store, Greg teases two people, and one turns into a mountain troll, destroys the shop, and kidnaps Greg’s dad. An employee at the shop takes Greg to a place called the underground, where he learns he’s a dwarf. Will he rescue his dad? Read the book to find out!

Maybe the author could make the book less wordy. Also, mostly all the characters are inconsistent. Greg obsesses over his dad for two or three paragraphs, and then we don’t get to hear about him for four chapters. It doesn’t seem very realistic. Greg’s dad says he found the Galdervatn so there could be peace, but it just seems to break it. There’s a cliffhanger, but I probably won’t read any more books in the series.

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Author Chris Rylander
Star Count 2.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2018-Jun-12
ISBN 9781524739720
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Issue December 2018
Category Tweens


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