Somewhere between the twisted worlds of Tim
Burton and the bouncing meters of Dr. Seuss,
you'll find the upside-down town of Nottingswood.
Having cast out the majestic Guardian who was
once their protector, the people of Nottingswood
built the Great Wall to block out the sun. Now,
holed up in their houses, Nottingsfolk are content
to let their town decay into a colorless wasteland.
Until one day...
A curious cry from the center of town catches
the attention of a pair of twins who guard the
Great Nottings Gate. Lured from their hohumly
home, this Brother and Sister stumble upon a
Creature that has the power to change their
Follow this daring pair as they defy the shadowy
Order of Voices, dodge the meddling Ms. Grouse,
and face the austere hand of The Judge on an
adventure that neither they nor you will ever
The Tale of Nottingswood, by J. R. Young, with illustrations by Amelia Grace, is a fictional novelette written entirely in verse, but formatted in prose for easy reading.
Nottingswood is an exciting and dramatic story perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Whether read aloud together--with each person playing a part--or read quietly curled up on the couch, The Tale of Nottingswood excites both the heart and the mind.
The book is rated at a 7th/8th grade reading level, and, much like Harry Potter and other popular juvenile fiction, the story is as delicate and deep for the adults as it is for the kids.