Tumble and Blue by Cassie Beasley

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
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Alright, so my mom and I where having our daily book problem, and we couldn’t find a good book for me that wasn’t filled with weird stuff. But then we found this book. And may I just say… I LOVE IT!

The book is about a boy named Blue (Weird name) and a girl named Tumble; and both of their families have bad luck. But when I say ‘bad luck’ I don’t mean, Bad Luck; I mean a giant golden Alligator cursed their families with ‘gifts’. Some of the gifts are, you can win at anything, or you can sing and dance perfectly. But the other gifts are, you have to lose at everything, or animals hate you and will attack you.

It is a really weird book, but I really liked it. And I think this book is super kid-friendly. Although there is magic in it I do believe that it is christian-friendly too. There is not a lot of violence in the book, but there is some blood. It is not a lot but a kid did get hit by a deer; sooooooo if you don’t like blood, just skip over that chapter cause I really think people will like this book.

Over all, great book that I thoroughly enjoyed. And I defiantly suggest this book to all kids. (Including Christians unless you really don’t like magic)


  • Funny, adventurous and a good book for kids.


  • The ‘magic’ in the book can be a little weird…

When the red moon rises over the heart of the Okefenokee swamp, legend says that the mysterious golden gator Munch will grant good luck to the poor soul foolish enough to face him.

But in 1817, when TWO fools reach him at the same time, the night’s fate is split. With disastrous consequences for both . . . and their descendants. Half of the descendants have great fates, and the other half have terrible ones.

Now, Tumble Wilson and Blue Montgomery are determined to fix their ancestors’ mistakes and banish the bad luck that’s followed them around for all of their lives. They’re going to face Munch the gator themselves, and they’re going to reclaim their destinies.

But what if the legend of Munch is nothing but a legend, after all?

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