Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits: A Patria Story by Daniel McInerny

31 Aug

Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits
By Daniel McInerny
114 Pages – Ages 8+ (Kindle edition reviewed)
Published by Trojan Tub Entertainment on March 8, 2012

When Oliver Stoop was riding a lawn mower, he accidentally drove into the Kingdom of Patria (unknown to Oliver, a regular American kid, there is a secret, hidden country called Patria smack in the middle of the USA). While he is there, he finds out that the land that his father is going to build a house on belongs to Patria. Sir Hector, the general of the army in Patria, declares war on Mr. Stoop (Oliver’s father). Oliver tries to convince both sides that they don’t need to go to war, but his dad and Sir Hector both won’t listen! Oliver realizes that the only way to stop this war is to find the long-lost treaty between the US and Patria. With the help of his new friends Farnsworth and Rose, Oliver goes to find the treaty before it is too late.

This book seriously made me laugh out loud! It is full of something for everyone – jokes, puns, sarcasm, action and much more! It also has some mystery, action and excitement in it! I loved this book! It has all the things I like! Even the title was great! I really like Oliver’s cleverness, Rose’s smartness, and Farnsworth’s ability to act without hesitating (unless if it could badly hurt him!)! I like the cover a lot. I also like how the author describes Oliver’s hair –

“…With a head of brown hair that perpetually looked like it had been hanging out the window of a car going ninety miles per hour.”

I recommend this awesome book to kids 8+.

I give “Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits” five out of five book worms!

To learn more about the Kingdom of Patria, Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits, and the second Patria book – Stoop of Mastodon Meadow (that I can’t wait to read), please click HERE.

38 Responses to “Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits: A Patria Story by Daniel McInerny”

  1. Susanna Leonard Hill August 31, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    I like the hair description! There are some people in my house that have a tendency to look like that 🙂


  2. Patricia aka Mamaw August 31, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    Sounds like one I need to read. I love books that give you a good laugh!


  3. Michelle Isenhoff August 31, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Sounds like a fun read. I just got my library copy of Jack Blank to read with my son, though. I’m excited to start!


  4. ontheplumtree August 31, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    This does sound like a winner, Erik! I would be laughing at the hair that looked as though it stood on end (I presume that’s how it might look if the wind ruffled it at 90 miles per hour.)


  5. Jarm Del Boccio August 31, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    I do like the sound of this one, Erik. Anything based on history catches my interest!


  6. Joanna August 31, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Brilliant title! The hair comment was pretty funny!


  7. Patricia Tilton August 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    This is a real twist on a story. Sounds like a “hair-raising story.” Great for middle graders who want to laugh. Great review.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 2, 2012 at 10:09 am #

      HA HA HA! Nice PUN! It is so punny! 🙂 I think everyone will like this book!


  8. julie rowan zoch August 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    I’d like to picture my Dad riding his lawn mower into another world! And I really like the title too. I’m gonna have to read this one – thanks Erik.


    • Daniel McInerny August 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

      Thank you all for your kind comments today about Stout Hearts & Whizzing Biscuits! I’m so grateful for Erik’s generous review. He’s precisely the audience I’m writing for, and I’m very gratified to hear that Stout Hearts was able to make him laugh out loud. You’re always welcome in Patria!


      • thiskidreviewsbooks September 2, 2012 at 10:12 am #

        Thank you for taking the time to comment Mr. McInerny! 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 2, 2012 at 10:11 am #

      The lawn mower riding into a different country idea is really funny! It is a great title! I think you’d like this book Ms. Zoch!


  9. KidLitReviews August 31, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    Wow! This sounds like one terrific book. I like the funny books that make you groan.


  10. Darlene September 1, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    Sounds like another great read Erik! Thanks.


  11. Cathy Mealey September 1, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    The title had me intrigued, but your delightful review pushed me over the edge! I’ll definitely get this book for my kids. Thanks!


  12. Catherine Johnson September 2, 2012 at 2:31 am #

    And I recommend this book to kids of 30+
    Erik it sounds awesome!!!


  13. patientdreamer September 2, 2012 at 2:54 am #

    What a great review Erik. Now that I know a couple of my nephews would love these kind of books, I must look this one up and get it for them. Sounds like a lot of laughs.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 2, 2012 at 10:20 am #

      Thanks Ms. Tulloch! I hope your nephews like this books!


      • Daniel McInerny September 3, 2012 at 10:00 am #

        Thanks again to Erik and everyone for your generous comments about the book!

        I wanted to say a further word about the availability of the book: as Erik rightly notes, the Patria series is not only available on Amazon for Kindle, but at (for Nook) and at iTunes (for iPad). There’s also an unabridged audiobook (read by the author) available from Worldwide Audiobooks and other outlets. Just follow the venue buttons on the homepage of

        At present I’m also preparing the release of print copies of both books in the Patria series, via Amazon’s print-on-demand affiliate CreateSpace. I hope that the print editions will be available in October by the latest. I’m also at work developing a Kingdom of Patria app.

        Meanwhile, there’s lots of other goodies available at the Kingdom of Patria website: free short stories, character blogs, and two clubs for kids to join. The inaugural serial of the Kingdom of Patria Storytime Radio is also available for free on iTunes.

        If you’d like to keep up on the news from Patria, you can join the Trojan Tub Entertainment email list by sending your email to Please also feel free to visit the Trojan Tub Entertainment Facebook page (and give us a “Like” if you like), and to follow along on Twitter: @kingdomofpatria.

        Thanks so much everyone and happy reading!


      • thiskidreviewsbooks September 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

        Thank you for taking the time to give us this info! It really helps! 🙂


  14. Myra GB September 9, 2012 at 3:09 am #

    Hmm, the premise sounds interesting. I’m glad you enjoyed this book, Erik. Will try to check it out.



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