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Pugs of the Frozen NorthPugs of the Frozen North

by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

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Eleanor from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

Pugs Of The Frozen North Stranded.Freezing Cold.Worthless. When Shen is left isolated and alone after being shipwrecked by the 'Lucky Star' on a unusual snowy wonderland, he wonders if he will ever find hope again for himself and the 66 pugs accompanying him! A race to the top of the world? An amazing one in a lifetime prize? Shen meets Sika and they they team up with their furry friends to enter the competition of excitement, adventure, battles and horror- will you join them too? Will you help defeat the other contestants to claim victory? Will you race to the top of the world...in Pugs of The Frozen North! I enjoyed this book most of all because of the entertaining illustrations and how many unusually characters entered the story! Lots of them appeared out of nowhere so it shocked the reader and engaged them even more! To follow on, the story baseline was planned perfectly in my opinion as it included a sad backstory ( which I will keep a secret of course) but that in the first place gives them courage to make them go on this adventure! Even at the end I have to admit I shredded a tear as the send off for something as sad of this would lighten anybody's feeling about what had happened! Honestly, everything about the book was amazing and in my spare time I would love to read this book again! Only at one point I became slightly confused with some of the points delivered in the scene which lowers the points but except for that I LOVED this book! A Christmas read for any age!

Marks out of 10: 9

jack from Year 4, Rosedale Primary School:

I found the book not really interesting the characters were quite funny I would not recemond this to a friend because its not intresting

Marks out of 10: 8

liam from Year 4, Rosedale Primary School:

This book is fantastic because its interesting I liked the characters because they look funny I would recommend this book because its intresting

Marks out of 10: 8

Liam from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

It was brilliant 10 out of 10 in my books top class!

Marks out of 10: 10

Liam from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

overall its a diesent noval make one about chuahuas next

Marks out of 10: 6

Billy from Year 4, Rosedale Primary School:

I really liked this book because it was exciting and adventurous. My favourite part was when the yetis had a massive snow ball fight. The pugs were so cute and they made me laugh!

Marks out of 10: 10

max from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

I red 50 pages of this book and did not enjoy it because i like books with a bit more imagination to them to them like fantasy books or horrors. I recommend it to ages 5-6.

Marks out of 10: 5

Danielle from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

I only read 50 pages as I did not enjoy this book. I prefer books that have a better storyline

Marks out of 10: 4

Thomas from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

I loved this book it brought lots of attention to me and everyday I would read this book due to the amazing story line it has!!

Marks out of 10: 8

Rosie from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

I am reading pugs of the frozen north it is a great book so far and it is full of adventures

Marks out of 10: 9

Maddison from Year 7, The Armthorpe Academy:

This book was very good but at some points quite confusing because it just starts to talk about something that they haven't mentioned anywhere else . But overall this book is very good and I recommend it maybe not to y5 and under

Marks out of 10: 7

abbie from Year 6:

Exciting. Adventurous. Challenging. What more can you ask of a book? All made sense even to my 6 year old sister. Simple to understand and easy to follow. With easy but amazing story lines and fantastic illustrations I definitely recommend this book to ages 6-11

Marks out of 10: 10

Grace from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

This book is an enjoyable book I could not take my eyes off it. The book is about a boy named Shen who was ship wrecked with his sixy six pugs.It was a very funny one.I would definetly recomend this book to read.

Marks out of 10: 10

Grace from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

It was an amazing nook that i couldnt take my eyes off i would recomed it to you

Marks out of 10: 10

casper from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This is my favourite book of all time!! I rate this book for 7 year olds, it's that good! My favourite part is where they start the race because the pugs are so cute !!! Plus it is a very happy story.It is a 10/ 10 book so I recommend this awesome book. Casper.

Marks out of 10: 10

Neve from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

The book was good. it was also quite funny. I would recommend to younger readers

Marks out of 10: 8

Maddison from Year 5, Montagu School, Mexborough:

This amazing book is about a young boy who goes in a boat with an incredible amount of dogs and gets in a storm. Unfautunatly he gets stranded on an extremely cold island with his 64 pugs! This book I would say is about for the ages of 9 to 15 year olds. It is suitable for these ages because of some tricky words that will make them have a challenge. I definitely recommend this book it is absolutely fantastic. PS. Now I know why everyone wants to read it in my year.

Marks out of 10: 8

veycan from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

This interesting book is about a boy an he is with a huge amount of pugs and they are on a small boat and they are in a huge storm. I think this book would be suitable for ages 8-15 because o the impeccable actions in tis book. I would recommend this book because it is fantastic to read. ps I now know why lots of people loved reading this book

Marks out of 10: 9

ellie from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

This book is about a race to the top of the world and its a once in a lifetime opportunity and you win a prize. This book would be suitable for ages seven and up if interested. I recommend this book to people who like animals and sport .

Marks out of 10: 9

shani from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

it is about a race that pugs are involved with they are 66 pugs on one slay. i would recommend this book to 7 up to my age 11 because older people might not be interested. i would recommend to others because it is very funny.

Marks out of 10: 10

Isla from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Do you have a pug? Well Shen from Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeves and Sarah McIntyre does. Shen has lots of pugs not 1 not 2 not 3 but 66 pugs! That's a lot right? This book is a frozen adventure of wacky racing and competition. There are many mystical creatures in this story. This book is set in a True Winter that only comes once a lifetime. Every True Winter a race is held, and that's when the adventure begins! There are lots of competitive characters in this book most are taking part in the race such as: Shen, Sika, Shackleton Jones and his companion SNOBOT, who is a robot, Sir Basil Sprout-Dumpling and his butter Sideplate, Helga Hammerfest and Mitzi Von Primm. It took me 3 days to finish this book, because I couldn't stop reading it as I never wanted to put it down.This story is very good, but I gave it a 9 out of 10 as the story could have been a bit more exciting and interesting. On the other hand this book was an easy read and I quite enjoyed it. My favourite character is Sika because she is very kind as when a stranger came to her house she welcomed him in.

Marks out of 10: 9

Isla from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Do you have a pug? Well Shen from Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeves and Sarah McIntyre does. Shen has lots of pugs not 1 not 2 not 3 but 66 pugs! That's a lot right? This book is a frozen adventure of wacky racing and competition. There are many mystical creatures in this story. This book is set in a True Winter that only comes once a lifetime. Every True Winter a race is held, and that's when the adventure begins! There are lots of competitive characters in this book most are taking part in the race such as: Shen, Sika, Shackleton Jones and his companion SNOBOT, who is a robot, Sir Basil Sprout-Dumpling and his butter Sideplate, Helga Hammerfest and Mitzi Von Primm. It took me 3 days to finish this book, because I couldn't stop reading it as I never wanted to put it down.This story is very good, but I gave it a 9 out of 10 as the story could have been a bit more exciting and interesting. On the other hand this book was an easy read and I quite enjoyed it. My favourite character is Sika because she is very kind as when a stranger came to her house she welcomed him in.

Marks out of 10: 9

Laura from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

This book was very exciting to read because I thought that there would be no hope after the cargo ship sank and all the pugs escaped but the conclusion to this was amazing. I recommend this book to year 4's and up because some vocabulary may be tricky for younger readers, the younger years may have trouble to read this without pictures but this does therefore they can read it. Although they can read it, younger years may not because, from what I have seen, year 3 books and younger, have on every page pictures and rather large writing but Pugs Of The Frozen North has smaller writing and less pictures than others. I do enjoy this because it is funny, when the pugs run around and drive the sled and because it is made in an imaginative way as all the other racers rides and animals are uncommon but humorous.

Marks out of 10: 10

Jorja from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

This book was enthralling because not only does it show children can do huge things as well as adults, it shows that children help others instead of leaving them in trouble. In addition, this book proves that adults can not do the thing children can and I think personally that this will make children want to read the book as they this can higher their confidence when they here the amazing accomplishments done by Sika and her friend.

Marks out of 10: 8

oliwia from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

So far i really enjoy the book. I like the adventures i like the story an the adorbablenrss😍. The pugs just warm my heart up and are really REALLY! Adorable i also enjoy the story line that is amazing of i could i would read this bok over and over again however i still have like about three chapters left so this is why i give it a nine out of ten netherless to say if i finish the book completly i am a hundred and ten procent sure i give it a ten out of ten or even a hundred out of ten. Oh did i mention that the pugs are adorable it really warms my heart up looking at these cute desinged charcters and if i was shen or sika with all sixty-six pugs i would be in a dream. The book is amazing and i like it so far as it is the best book i read so far and i have to say (it is a bit better than cogheart) i cant wait to read the rest! Weeeeeee😊

Marks out of 10: 9

Chloe from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Do you like adventure, action and funny moments? Well then Pugs of the frozen North is just for you. It is about a boy called Shen who gets shipwrecked because of a true winter and all the sea freezes up.He finds a village and a girl called Sika who wants to win the top of the world race. When Shen gets shipwrecked there was a crate of pugs on the ship and they use the 66 pugs to pull the sleigh and get to enter the race. Read the book to find out if they make it to the top of the world. It is a great book and I'm so glad it has been shortlisted. Sika is my favourite character because she thinks about her friends and not herself.

Marks out of 10: 10

Samuel from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This is a magnificent book. I rate it 8 out of 10 because it is a good story but it needs to be longer and needs more of a plot that is really addicting. I recommend this book to 6 to 9 year olds. I think this book is well drawn and the characters have very well thought personalities. Did you know there are 66 pugs in this book? My favourite characters are the pugs because they are cute and have very good personalities. This book is all about 66 pugs, a little girl and a boy who journey to the north to find the snowfather and let him grant you a wish.

Marks out of 10: 8

sierena from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

this book is soooo cute with sixty six pugs omg #cuteoverload

Marks out of 10: 10

sierena from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

I loved it so I would like all of you to read it and see if you like it to so please read it because its just like a cute overload its so funny and cute I just could say how cute it is I love cute books it makes me want to read more then I normally do I hope you all love this book as much as me best book ever yay sweetly cute tastic

Marks out of 10: 10

Danielle from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

This book was ok however although it grabbed my attention and I read it all it was very short and didn't have much detail in it. If you were an older reader who loved reading I would not recommend reading this book as you will fly through it absorbing the little detail it has.

Marks out of 10: 3

Ellie from Year 6, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

I really enjoyed Pugs of the frozen north as it was filled with lots of adventures and I got to find out more of the history as well whilst reading it because it says that her grandpa went to find the ice master but someone cheated which I think made the story interesting. My favourite part of this book was the yetis because it created a picture in my mind of everyone transforming into the yetis whilst eating their spaghetti.

Marks out of 10: 10

Elodie from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Do you like adventure? If so this book is for you. My favourite character was Sika because of her attitude and sass. Also her attitude towards the race and how she wants to win for her granddad. The Po Of Ice aka the post office but Shen likes to call it the po of ice. I'm amazed of all the fifty types of snow. Especially, the upside down snow because instead of falling down it goes up. My favourite part is when the all meet the noodle loving yetis, who hate washing up. I would recommend this book for any age. Who will win the race and get their wish granted.

Marks out of 10: 7

jessica from Year 3, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

This book brilliant! I love how they enter the race to the top of the world!!! I don't think the name ''Shen'' fits. How about.... Sonnie?

Marks out of 10: 9

Millie from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

I liked the book however it was a little short. Other than that I liked pugs of the frozen north

Marks out of 10: 6

ellie from Year 5:

good i WANNA READ TTT

Marks out of 10: 10

 

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