“All Randy wanted was a simple part-time job. The Bread Company, a restaurant, seemed like the perfect place to work; it promised a safe, mindless job. But strange people claiming to be inspectors of one sort or another invade The Bread Company’s sanctuary, not to mention the odd characters who run the restaurant itself like Tabby the cat who manages it and the others, like Defense, Hero, Wisdom, and Intellect. Randy is swept up in an intergalactic adventure that demands protecting at all costs the Planet of Bread and the founders of The Bread Company’s secret recipe. In this whirlwind of activity, Randy is knocked out multiple times and left to flounder in distant worlds. Will he ever return to earth and the simple part-time job he initially applied to do?
Andrew Zellgert’s science fiction fantasy for young adults, The Bread Company, is a fascinating read. Told mostly through dialogue and minimal descriptive narrative, the story is fast-paced and creatively entertaining. The plot begins with the introduction of the mystery and the hard drive that must be protected since it contains the last known copy of the famous bread recipe that everyone wants to possess and exploit. With action-driven dialogue that not only develops the many unique characters, but also sets the stage for the action which follows, the story unfolds quickly as the reader follows Randy’s adventures and journey into space. It’s interesting how the author presents a diverse cast of characters, like Tabby the cat. His simple ploy of creating a world full of magically enhanced characters introduces young readers to many creative ways of facing the world and accepting others in spite of their differences. The story is engaging and subtly educational."
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ -Readers Favorite
Good read. Teens will like this book, it has a lot of feeling and sense of childhood.
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ -Yani [Amazon]
Very cool and entertaining. This is a highly imaginative, entertaining read with lots of colorful characters throughout guaranteed to hold your attention in a positive way. Kudos to the author on a job well done!
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ -K.L. [Amazon]
This Story Is Fantastic!! Written with a charm, love, character, and magic that is from a different time. Highly recommended for all ages really.
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ -Joe [Amazon]
Action packed and creative. All Randy wanted was a part-time job at a bakery. Instead, he finds himself in a world filled with strange creatures all trying to find a magical bread recipe. Then the bakery takes off and becomes a spaceship!
Lots of action, mostly conveyed through dialogue, this book can get almost silly at times. But it is a quick read that keeps moving. Very imaginative!
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ -M.J. Evans [Amazon]
Engrossing. A highly-imaginative story that will hook you from page one. If you like Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland, you will love this story.
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ -The Cupps [Amazon]
Imaginative and fun. Fantastic story filled with action, great descriptions, and amazing writing. Perfect for teens and young children.
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ -Diana Kimak [Amazon]
Sister approves. I gave the copy to my sister, and she loved reading it, which is great as she barely reads anything these days. She said she enjoyed it and she could envision the characters and the scenes very well,smooth read with writer having a big imagination.
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ -Anzela Vendzinskiene [Amazon]
The Bread Company is Book 1 of a SciFi Story by Andrew Zellgert. I thought that this book was fun. Randy had always wanted to work at the bread company, but he was in for a wild time. This story has adventures, robots, and lots of odd characters. I felt that the length of the book was perfect for late elementary/or middle school. I thought that the author did a great job keeping the story moving and interesting. I believe that the readers will be excited to read sequels. I received an arc for free and am leaving my review voluntarily.
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ -Delphia Von Heeder [Goodreads]