The True Story of the Komodo Dragon
The experimental fiction novel The True Story of the Komodo Dragon follows a young creature on his jaunty, playful quest toward self-discovery. Written by a young author (https://www.komodosqueak.com/about), Sébastien Bourbeau will inspire children everywhere. The book is tailored for grade 4 - 6 students, and a teacher's classroom resource PDF file can be downloaded from the website Teachers' page: (https://www.komodosqueak.com/pratique). Visit the website for more information and for reviews by students, teachers and parents.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 9.25 out of 10
Plot/Idea: The plot is innovative and delightful. Giving voice to Squeak is intriguing, and his adventurous quest provides plenty of entertainment and excitement.
Prose: Bourbeau delivers scenes that are imaginative and rich with visual detail, alongside amusing dialogue developed from an innocent and witty voice.
Originality: The conversation between the animals in this story is both engaging and immersive, giving the book a creative edge.
Character/Execution: Bourbeau's characters are well-developed, likable, and diverting—and Squeak's transformation to Ignatius is a memorable journey.
Date Submitted: May 12, 2023
Ho Lin, author of 'China Girl' at Foreword Clarion Review