Sir Seth Thistlethwaite and the Soothsayers Shoes

Paperback | September 1, 2010

byRichard ThakeIllustratorVince Chui

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The world of Seth Thistlethwaite is full of adventure that makes his everyday routine anything but. Dreary, dark, dank castles. Kung Fu Fusiliers. Biting bushes of bumbleberries. And a saber-toothed…sloth? Seth is no ordinary kid — indeed, he is SIR Seth Thistlethwaite, and along with his best buddy, Sir Ollie Everghettz, he leads The Mighty Knights of Right and Honor. Together, they embark on adventures high and low, to and fro, day and night, or at least as long as holidays, weekends, curfews and supper time will allow. All of which suggests that maybe Seth and Ollie ARE ordinary kids, but ones possessed with extraordinary imaginations. In the sublimely self-created world of Thatchwych, they are gallant adventurers up to any task. But can these errant young knights contend with the scheming Prince Quincy Poxley of High Dudgeon and collar his latest theft — The Soothsayer’s Shoes? It seems the prince has nabbed the footwear in an effort to spread his own version of the sooth — that’s “truth” to you laypeople — all across his kingdom. Will Seth, Ollie, their horse (who’s really a dog named Shasta), and the saber-toothed sloth Edith-Anne be able to resist the dangers of dog-eating bog frogs, fire-breathing bats, elephants ants, and invisible voices to save the day? This series debut is a dizzying, demented, delightful drama that thrives on witty wordplay, animated alliteration and tricky tongue twisters.

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The world of Seth Thistlethwaite is full of adventure that makes his everyday routine anything but. Dreary, dark, dank castles. Kung Fu Fusiliers. Biting bushes of bumbleberries. And a saber-toothed…sloth? Seth is no ordinary kid — indeed, he is SIR Seth Thistlethwaite, and along with his best buddy, Sir Ollie Everghettz, he leads The Mighty Knights of Right and Honor. Together, they embark on adv...

RICHARD THAKE comes to children's publishing as a veteran of the advertising business; he was an Associate Creative Director of one of Canada’s largest advertising agencies. A father of three grown children and a grandfather of three, he has finally found the time to write the Sir Seth series - a thinly disguised glimpse into his own “theater of the mind” childhood adventures with his friends in the Don River Valley ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897349939

ISBN - 13:9781897349939

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the funniest, most exciting books for children in years With Sir Seth, ten-year-old Mighty Knight extraordinaire, and his best friend, Sir Ollie, on the case, you think that nothing can go wrong! But when the Soothsayer’s Shoes are stolen by the wicked Prince Quincy of Poxley, it’s up to the two boisterous boys to save Sir Shawn Shrood and Lady Sheri-Sue’s famous truth-saying, soothsaying shoes. As they dive deeper into danger, the boys team up with a cast of unlikely heroes—including a flying, saber-toothed sloth, fire-breathing Bog Bats, and a trio of mischievous Bog Runners—to help Prince Quincy see the light and clear the Poxley name. This is one of the funniest and most exciting children’s books I have read in a long while. My favorite scene was the one in which Edith-Anne, Sir Seth, Sir Ollie, Shasta, and the Bog Runners slip down the underground tunnel on the “berry, berry slippery” bat-oil beads. In general, Swish, Swoosh and Bruce were really funny, although all of Thake's characters leap off the page. Readers connect with each in turn, which is difficult to accomplish in such a short book and demonstrates the author's true talent. Richly illustrated and brimming with humor, action and adventure, the first book of Richard Thake’s Sir Seth Thistlethwaite series is one tale children and parents alike won’t want to miss!
Date published: 2010-09-26