Kid’s Book Review: The Tower at the End of Time

Kid’s Book Review: The Tower at the End of Time

About the Book and Author

This is a magical adventure story by Amy Sparkes, author of The House at the Edge of Magic. Our young reviewer loved its originality as you can read in her review as you scroll down this post. Thanks to Walker Books for sending us a copy for Eliza to enjoy reading.


The Tower at the End of Time Cover

Amy Sparkes studied English Literature and Theology at the University of Kent, and began writing after moving to Devon with her husband, six young children and an overactive imagination. Her books have appeared on CBeebies storytime and been shortlisted for several book awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the BookTrust Best Books Awards.

She runs author events for children, writing workshops for aspiring children’s writers, produces the Writing for Children pages for bestselling Writing Magazine, and writes short stories for Aquila magazine. She co-founded the Writing Magazine Picture Book Prize for aspiring picture book authors.

Book Review

It is magical, adventurous and unique

I loved The Tower at the End of Time because it is magical, adventurous and unique. It was a great book to read and I would definitely recommend the book. The characters try to enter the Hopscotch Championships but their Enchanted House catches the hiccups. Once the get in the Hopscotch Championships there are many dangers. Time is important!

There are 4 main characters : Nine, Flabberghast, Spoon and Eric. Nine is mentioned a lot and can get easily angry at Flabberghast. Spoon has a dream of finding dish, a fellow friend. Eric is a kind troll that cares for Nine and in the morning makes bone pancakes. Flabberghast (the unworthy) is wanting to prove himself worthy by winning the Hopscotch Championships. Eric was my favourite because he was thoughtful.

I would recommend this book because it didn’t have illustrations in it to help you visualise the book – but the thing is you didn’t need them! This was because the author made it so easy to imagine in your head that you didn’t need them. I think it is good for 6 years or over because I think it will be better to understand at that age.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Eliza
  • Age: 8 years
  • Likes: science, McFly and getting up early
  • Dislikes: yoghurt
  • Favourite Book: The Danger Gang by Tom Fletcher
  • Favourite Film: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Favourite Song: Surfer Babe by McFly