The Quest of the Warrior Ship
by Christine Russell
, Christopher Russell Published by Sourcebooks Fire
on February 1st 2011 Pages:
OH MY GRASS!
When Sal the sheep is bonked on the head by an unidentified falling object, it can only mean one thing: Lord Aries, the Sheep of all Sheepdom is in trouble, and the sheep posse must save him.
Little do the sheep know that the mysterious object is actually a cell phone dropped by a couple of baaaaad bank robbers who will do anything to get it back. And a couple of woolbags aren't going to stand in their way!
And so the quest of the Warrior Sheep begins.
The bravest sheep in the universe are in for a wild ride!
I've heard of the picture book Russell the Sheep and instantly picked up on the connection between the chapter book and the picture book as soon as I saw this one. It looked like a fun middle grade read, so I picked it up.
This book will have you laughing and laughing hard. The sheep have such personality and they are diligent on their quest to find Lord Aries and help save this almost god-like figure from trouble. Paralleling the sheep side of the story is a story of bank robbers who have lost their cell phone, the same one the sheep are carrying around trying to help Lord Aries.
I can see a lot of my students enjoying this book, with the level of adventure and hilarity that they are constantly looking for. Definitely a book I will be putting in my school library for students to check out.
A funny book that will you keep you reading.