Conor O'Donohoe Book Review
The Rising Son was written by Brian Kirk. This is his first children's book he has written. It's also the first bok he has published.
Jack has been dropped into a strange city... Dublin. His mum sent him there because she needed to be alone. But Jack doesn't like it in Dublin. He is staying in his grandad's house. But every night, when he wraps his gran's, old, tartan blanket around him, he gets transported to 1916. He meets a boy called Willie, they get to know each other but then when Jack least expects it, he is transported back to 2016. He gets to know his grandad. And soon he wants to stay in Dublin longer. But then his mum gets sick everything goes downhill..,
This book is set in 2016/1916 Dublin.
The genre is historical fiction/fantasy.
My favorite character is Grandad [Mick] because he loves his family with all his heart and will protect them all.
My favorite part of the book is when he is back in London because I was really scared that he would die instead of Willie.
-Darragh Kennedy Book Review-
Cover Images:National Library of Ireland
Publisher:Original Writing LTD.
Plot:The book is about a boy called Jack who is from London and goes to live with his grandad. When he gets there he finds a blanket with magical powers that brings him back to 1916.
Setting:The book is set in Dublin in 1916 and 2016.
Theme:A story about family,friendship and a rebellion against the British
Favorite character: Peader:I like Peader because he is optimistic,
Author: Brian Kirk,
Genré: Historical Fiction/Fantasy,
Rating + Recommendation: This book is very good and I would recommend it to kids 12-14,
Setting: Dublin 2016/1916 Rising,
Plot: A boy named Jack O'Connor who lives in London stays with his granddad in Ireland, There he has to stay for a few weeks. During his time there he finds a blanket which belonged to his grandmother. Every time Jack puts the blanket on it takes him back to 1916. There he meets a boy called Willie and they start a friendship together.
Favourite Character: My favourite character is Willie, because he is brave, kind and a good friend.