Sir Nathan and the Quest for Queen Gobbledeegook by Mark Simon Smith

21 May

Sir Nathan and the Quest for Queen Gobbledeegook (a Somewhat Silly Story Volume 1)

by Mark Simon Smith

240 pages – ages 7+

Published by CreateSpace on March 9, 2012

Queen Gobbledeegook is missing from the kingdom of Mariskatania! The hero of the land, Sir Nathan, and his trusty steed are sent to find her and bring her back. With the help of many strange and unique people (and things), our hero and his horse go through a long and difficult quest to find the queen. Will they succeed and not meet a horrible fate? Will they survive the giant-sized toddlers that want to eat them? Will our hero EVER get to finally smite someone (or thing)? Read the book to find out!!

This not somewhat silly, but VERY silly adventure has it all! I think the story is a great adventure story and there is so much silly humor in the book I was laughing out loud at a bunch of places! Sir Nathan is an AWESOME character and Tupolev, Sir Nathan’s talking horse, is another character I really liked. There are some simple illustrations throughout the book which were a nice addition. I really liked how each “evil” character Sir Nathan ran into actually turned out to be pretty nice! The book is completely clean of and bad language but packed full of silly humor! I recommend the book to advanced young readers and anyone who likes a good laugh!

Five out of five bookworms for Sir Nathan and the Quest for Queen Gobbledeegook!

To learn more about Mr. Smith and the Somewhat Silly Stories, please visit the Somewhat Silly Stories website HERE or visit Mr. Smith’s facebook page HERE.

You can get the book as an ebook or paperback. Click HERE for ordering information for the book!

Book 2 in the series, Sir Nathan and the Troublesome Task, is supposed to come out this month!

26 Responses to “Sir Nathan and the Quest for Queen Gobbledeegook by Mark Simon Smith”

  1. Catherine Johnson May 21, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    Giant size toddlers and silly. Where can I get this book lol? Perfect Erik!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

      It is really silly! If you click on the cover of the book, it takes you to it’s Amazon page. If you click on the author’s website, there is info on where you can buy it at other places. I hope you like it! 🙂


  2. Angela Brown May 21, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    I loved the blurb part where Sir Nathan wondered if he’d get to smite anything at all. Too cute. It’s good to have a silly adventure sometimes and this book sounds like a silliness pizza with extra fun on top..


    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

      He was very, VERY upset that he didn’t get to smite anything. 😦 (that’s what he probably looked like) Great analogy! I like that and this book really fits the oven! 😉


  3. Susanna Leonard Hill May 21, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    Sounds like fun, Erik! 🙂


  4. Kara :) May 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    This seems really good. I can’t wait to check it out 🙂


  5. Mark Simon Smith May 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Erik, thanks for the kind words in your review! I’m very glad that you liked it! It’s hard to describe how happy it makes me to hear people are enjoying something that I wrote. I just met with a group of 2nd through 5th graders that also read the book and it’s amazing the questions they had … they think of stuff that never occurred to me. The question I keep hearing most is “How did Sir Nathan defeat the giants?” The only answer I have is, “I don’t know. How do YOU think he defeated them?”


    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 21, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

      Thank YOU Mr. Smith! I really enojoyed your story! I think Sir Nathan smited them (just kidding). No, really, I think that the magic users put a spell on the sword that when Sir Nathan hit the giants with the sword they turned into regular sized toddlers.


  6. Diane M. Robinson May 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    This sounds like a delightful book! I will check it out. I love silly stories.


  7. Michelle Isenhoff May 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    Hee! hee! I know three silly kids with ticklish funny bones who’d probably like this one. 🙂


  8. Kirsten Larson May 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    I know that very soon Cooper will enjoy these kind of books. I don’t want him to outgrow picture books too soon, but I really appreciate all these great books you recommend. I know that’s the purpose of your blog, but it’s so wonderful to have a boy recommending books that other boys might be interested in.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      Thank you Ms. Larson! I hope Cooper will enjoy this book when he’s the right age! 🙂


  9. Julie May 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    I’m so glad you reviewed this book Erik, as I’ve been trying to read lots of kids books featuring knights. This one is definitely making the list!


  10. Darlene May 21, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    What a fun book! Kids will love it (I am pretty sure most adults will too!) Thanks for another great review.


  11. ontheplumtree May 22, 2012 at 12:22 am #

    Sounds like a story of quest…love that the characters are silly. Important for us to learn to laugh at ourselves.Well done, Erik for another great review and suhggestion


  12. twigstories May 22, 2012 at 1:41 am #

    Too much fun and too many giggles, I think! What a great story. Erik, I’m glad you review books by indie authors. Some reviewers are not fair-minded enough to even accept them. It’s a shame because they are some of the best books out now! Way to go, Mark!



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