18 December 2011

Noah Zarc (Mammoth Trouble) By D. Robert Please

Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble
Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth's animals from extinction.
Life couldn't be better.

But the twelve-year-old time traveler learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is kidnapped and taken to Mars; his dad is stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying Earth... for the second time.

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My Review

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars



“The Force is strong with this one.”


Noah Zarc (Mammoth Trouble) by D. Robert Please is a truly exuberant novel about a twelve year old boy's adventures in a post-apocalyptic world. Noah, along with his family, is on a mission (known as Animal Rescue Cruiser Project) to save the animals from the Earth's past - which is headed towards destruction - and bring them to the future to re-populate the Earth of Noah's time.

All goes well until one day, Noah's parents' ship 'Moses' returns from one of their rescue missions without them. Having gathered from Moses that 'Hoan' - the ARC's nemesis - had interfered with the mission and kidnapped their mom, leaving their father trapped in the Ice Age, Noah, along with his brilliant brother - Hamilton - and skillful sister - Sam -, take off to save their parents.

The story's central character Noah, is a paraplegic, who despite his insecurities,is an extremely strong kid with a zest for life. Never letting his legs be a setback, Noah manages to travel across time and space to do right by what he believes in.

I'm a sci-fi fan and I loved every second of this book, but what I liked best was the involvement of animals - dogs, elephants, monkeys, dire wolves, the book has it all!- Any animal lover would enjoy this novel! The characters are dynamic and I found Noah's point of view (there's no other way to put it) really cute sometimes! For example, I liked his relationship with his dog, Obadiah. There's a line in the book that made me smile and laugh at the same time - "If there's food to be found, Obadiah's around." Really, is that cute or what?

Filled with excitement & adventure, Noah Zarc had me gripped! Incase you haven't already noticed, Robert Please has used a lot of wordplays and discreet references to the bible. I'm not a Christian and honestly, I don't have to be one to appreciate the morals carried across this story. Noah Zarc tackles social & ethical issues and carries these messages to young adults in a way that appeals to them.


The story's extremely well written and I recommend this book to kids,parents & teachers. It's the perfect novel for middle graders and I believe it would make a great lesson in school!

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D. Robert PeaseTHE AUTHOR

D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn't been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life. From The Mouse and the Motorcycle, to The Lord of the Rings, worlds just beyond reality have called to him like Homer's Sirens. It's not surprising then he chose to write stories of his own. Each filled with worlds just beyond reach, but close enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters.

Discover ways to connect with the author by visiting his site at www.drobertpease.com



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33 comments:

  1. Oh sounds good! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  2. Now this is a GREAT review!And I absolutely love the pictures and videos. Thanks for sharing it Anjana.Looking forward to reading this one:) x

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  3. Looks to be a great read, and LOVE the star wars references! Will definitely give the book a read!

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  4. This looks good... I am definatly going to get it when I finally get through my stack of books authors are asking me to review.

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  5. Thanks so much for this review. I'm glad you liked the book. And Krishna, Ananda, Shreyas, and wyantebay, I hope you like it too. Visit my site and let me know what you think after you've read it.

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  6. This sounds like an interesting book. It is like a new take on an old story. I really enjoy reading books that take place in the future!

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  7. This book sounds great! I am going to get it right after Christmas. Great review!

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  9. The trailer is very well done and created interest in the story. I like the modern take on the bible story. It transfers very well. I can see YA readers buying this book and adults who enjoy science fiction with a biblical twist.
    L. Darby (Elldee) Gibbs

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  10. Wow. That's a gorgeous trailer. The wordplay seems a little campy, but maybe that's part of the fun. And any sort of reboot of a classic story is always a good thing. Might have to check this one out.

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  11. It sounds like a clever concept, and an interesting way to combine the trend favoring dystopian fiction with classic messages.

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  12. This sounds different -- combo of dystopian and dinosaurs . . . i think my students would like it.

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  13. This sounds like a really unusual but fun story!

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  14. It looks like a good book! I'd definitely be interested in reading it. And you most certainly had me at the mention of The Mouse and the Motorcycle in your section about the author. It was one of my favorite books when I was little :)
    ~Mary Beth

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  15. What a fantastic book trailer! Thanks for the review; I'll have to watch for this one.

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  16. Thanks everyone. I certainly do hope you check it out. And if you do, let me know what you think.

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  17. Sounds like a good read to me! :)

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  18. Great review! I just might have to check this one out :)

    Amina
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  19. This is a really great story! I was so happy to find out that he's doing a second Noah book. :D

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  20. I love the graphics you added to your review! It is easy to tell you like sci-fi! You caught on to a lot of the names that made the story even more fun to read! Thanks for bringing them into your review.
    http://spottoread.blogspot.com

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  21. sounds like a fun book!

    christina.ahn@gmail.com

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  22. Great review. The book looks good.

    Pragya
    pragyasharma_100@yahoo.co.in

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  23. The book sounds great. Thanks for reviewing it!

    Jex @ Everything and Nothing
    jessica.lee.ballard at gmail dot com

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  24. I surely did not know that you were a scifi fan!

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  25. Thanks, A very useful information .

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