Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Last week Author Penny Estelle paid us a visit and told us about her novel BUMPED BACK IN TIME, from her Wickware Sagas series.  Today, I have the pleasure of sharing my review of Penny's  novel HIKE UP DEVIL'S MOUNTAIN.

That dragon sure grabs your attention, doesn't it?
by Penny Estelle
When you were a child did you ever disobey your parents? If so, what were the results? Did they punish you? Or did something happen because of your disobedience that made you wish you’d listened to you folks? Maybe they were right. Yeah, as we grow older, we discover mothers and fathers are amazingly smart.

Author Penny Estelle’s MG/Tween novel, HIKE UP DEVIL’S MOUNTAIN, is an entertaining adventure about boys, bullies, and surprises, with a touch of fantasy added for good measure. Ten-year-old Andy Thompson explores an abandoned house, where he finds a box with a stick inside it that glows. Being curious, as most kids are, he has to find out more about this amazing stick. Enter the bully, Jason Crew, and his brother, Danny, new kids in school, and there’s never a dull moment. Without giving away the plot, I’ll just mention a talking toad, a witch that lives on Devil’s Mountain, and a blue dragon provide a hefty dose of humor, fear, and discovery for Andy and friends.

Penny Estelle has created characters that have the faults of real children and also their good points. The reader follows along, wondering what will happen next. At least this reader did. The author throws in a surprise or two along the way. Do the boys learn anything from their adventures? Well, pick up a copy of the book and see. HIKE UP DEVIL’S MOUNTAIN would make a great addition to school libraries and classrooms, as well as your own library.

Available at Amazon
Happy Reading!
Do you have memories of a time when you disobeyed your parents and wished you'd listened to them?


  1. Hmm, that's a great question. I can't remember a time when I didn't listen to my parents and I should have. I'm sure it's happened though. ;)

  2. Maybe you're like me, Kelly. I usually tried to be a good kid. There were a few times, though ... :)

    My sweet sister was the rebel.