Noah Zarc and Mammoth Trouble by D. Robert Pease

13 Feb

Happy snow day! I think I’ll review a book! 

NoahZarcMT_Cover600x900Noah Zarc and Mammoth Trouble

By D. Robert Pease

210 pages – ages 8+

Published by Evolved Publishing LLC on December 17, 2013

Noah Zarc and his family are on a mission. They are collecting 2 of every animal via time machine so that they aren’t extinct in the year 3024 (Noah’s home time-zone). When Noah’s mom and dad get stuck in time because someone stole their time-traveling spaceship, Noah and his older siblings go to rescue them. But, it turns out that by the time they got there (they arrived a week after the signal) that their mom was kidnapped (by the guy who stole their spaceship). And that’s not all – the evil guy plans to destroy their goal by wrecking the place they have set up for the animals via poisonous gas, so it would take years to remove it. What can Noah and his family do?

Mammoth Trouble is the first book in the Noah Zarc trilogy (Book 2 is Cataclysm and Book 3 is Declaration). This is a fabulous dystopian world! Mr. Pease makes it sound so real and believable. I wouldn’t be surprised if this actually happened in the future (hmm.. maybe Mr. Pease is the time traveler?). I like Noah’s name, it made me smile. Noah is a really cool boy. The fact that he is disabled (Noah is in a high-tech wheelchair) added to the story. It is great to see a very cool MC with a disability. The story is very fun and totally gets the reader involved. I think it would make a great read-aloud for parents to read to younger kids for story time. Older kids and grown-ups will enjoy Mr. Pease’s writing style. The book has no profanity and only mild violence. The sibling rivalry described between Noah and his brother and sister is very believable and pretty funny. I think Noah Zarc is a great series that kids would love. I am definitely finishing this series!

I give Noah Zarc five out of five bookworms!

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To learn more about Mr. Pease and his other books, please visit his website HERE!

Check out the series trailer!


 

38 Responses to “Noah Zarc and Mammoth Trouble by D. Robert Pease”

  1. Marlene Moss February 13, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    I loved this book! Definitely one that helped me get in the mood for writing my own book. Enjoy your snow day.

  2. Alan Tucker February 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    Terrific adventure stories and Mr. Pease is a wonderful artist and person as well! Good thing for a snow day ;-)

  3. KidLitReviews February 13, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    Noah Zarc . . . what a cool name for a character. I love the premise. An ark story for the 31st century. Maybe the author *is* a time traveler. Do you think maybe he is here to tell us something? The trailer is one of the coolest I have ever seen. It looks more like a movie. I want to read this book. I don’t have time to read this book. I’m reading this book. Thanks? Erik.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 8:27 am #

      The trailer IS cool! Noah Zarc is a great story, and I hope you have fun reading it!
      Erik
      P.S. If Mr. Pease is a time traveler, and he is trying to save the world… Then he must be a Time Lord (and, no, I have NOT been watching too much Doctor Who…) :)

  4. Michelle Isenhoff February 13, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    Good grief! Another snow day? You’re going to be going to school till July! :)

    Love, love, love this one!!

  5. D. Robert Pease (@drobertpease) February 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    Thanks, Erik. I’m Soooo glad you liked Noah Zarc! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the rest of the series. BTW, I’m jealous of your snow day. To just sit back and read all day, pure heaven. I need a snow day!

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 8:30 am #

      Well, I really don’t want another snow day. :) Noah Zarc ROCKS! :D

  6. Genevieve Petrillo February 13, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Mom, Dad, siblings, wheelchair, kidnapper… What about the D-O-G! I see it on the cover, so it must be in the story…..

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  7. Catherine Johnson February 13, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Super!

  8. writersideup February 13, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    Great review, Erik :) My first thought was I like the MC’s name, too. Very clever play on words, especially considering the fresh premise of the book! It sounds so original and entertaining!

  9. Patricia Tilton February 13, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    You’re loving these snow days too much. :) We haven’t got pounded as much as you have, but we’ve had our fair share.

    Like the sound of this series. Great adventure for kids.

  10. julie rowan zoch February 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    Fun play on the character nme!

  11. Pragmatic Mom February 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    I read the first one and I thought it was great!!

  12. readingwithrhythm February 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

    Noah Zarc! I like that. I like time travel. I like that there is a dog in there somewhere. I’m sure it saves the day!

  13. swlothian February 14, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    Great review, Erik. Sounds like another one to add to my TBR pile.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 8:44 am #

      I think you’d like it, Mr. Lothian – but that’s just a wild guess. It’s not like you have anything to do with time-travel. ;)

      • swlothian February 16, 2014 at 8:57 am #

        Well, you know that where I live is in the future (for real)

      • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 9:12 am #

        Which is totally awesome! :D

  14. ontheplumtree February 14, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    Ah! Stories with an environmental theme: Excellent!

  15. stanleyandkatrina February 15, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    Wow, five stars! This book sounds like a winner. I love that the protagonist is disabled.You would never get that from the cover. Is the dog on the cover integral to the story? The pets here would like to know. :)
    ~CM

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 9:52 am #

      Yup, Obadiah (the dog) is important, because he didn’t die (I love being cryptic! :lol: You’ll have to read the book to find out what I mean)! :D

  16. Myra GB March 17, 2014 at 11:27 pm #

    So many trilogies, so little time. This one looks interesting!

    • thiskidreviewsbooks March 20, 2014 at 7:11 am #

      So true! I am almost done the Hobit, and will soon move on to the Lord of the Rings trilogy! :D

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