Book Review: The Potter’s Boy By Tony Mitton
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The Potter’s Boy
Hardcover | Kindle
By Tony Mitton
Publisher: David Fickling Books | Scholastic Press
Release date: February 26, 2019

Many years ago, 12-year-old Ryo played the role of dutiful son, learning to ply his future trade as a pottery maker like his father. However, when his small village is raided by brigands and a single stranger steps forward and ends the attack, Ryo changes his mind and wants to become a warrior like the stranger.

After obtaining his father’s blessing and waiting for his 13th birthday, Ryo heads out to find the stranger and train as he did so he can protect those who cannot protect themselves. What he encounters are challenges that he never expected, but is more than willing to face.

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Comic Review: Mo-Bot High

Mo-Bot High
Written and Illustrated by Neill Cameron
David Fickling Books
Release date: October 28, 2010

The idea of high-school drama and giant robots sounds like two concepts that may have a hard time working together. However, in the world of Mo-Bot High, these two concepts complement each other, resulting in an original and unique story deserving of a wider audience. Mo-Bot High began as a weekly comic in England that was eventually published as a hardcover book.

Mo-Bot High tells the story of Asha on her first day at a new school. Asha quickly encounters a bully named Gemma and has her first fight with a Mo-Bot, also known as a DMC (digital mobile combat-suit). The Mo-Bots can be summoned using their cellphones, but they only work on the grounds of the high school.

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