Book Title: Clod Makes a Friend by David J. Pedersen
Category: Middle-Grade Fiction, 174 pages
Publisher: Odysia Press
Release date: March 2018
Format available for review: print & ebook (mobi, ePub & PDF through Bookfunnel)
Will send print books to: USA & Canada
Tour dates: March 26 to April 13, 2018
Content Rating: PG (There is no bad language, but there is one “boss fight” scene.)
Best Friend Ever?
Bullies love to hate Clod. Not just because he’s bigger, clumsier, and uglier than his classmates – he’s also the only student in his school without magic. In a world where all magic is possible and everyone else is born with great gifts to do amazing things, Clod is alone.
Living with his mum in a broken-down cottage on barely enough, the only thing Clod has to play with is the clay she occasionally brings him. Bleak is an understatement. More than anything, Clod wants a friend. The only way that’s going to happen, is to make one himself.
After an angry visit from the worst of the bullies, his teacher Learned Yugen, Clod’s clay sculpture of a little girl comes to life and introduces herself as Ada. For a clay girl barely the size of his hand, she has more confidence and courage than he knows what to do with. Every adventure she leads him on gets Clod into trouble. She may be the friend he wants, but is she the friend he needs?
After many years, and too many pranks, Yugen becomes convinced that Clod is tainted by the evil slowly infiltrating the Kingdom of Pag. Especially when Ada isn’t the only one Clod can bring to life.
Clod Makes A Friend is a bittersweet fairy tale for all ages from David J. Pedersen, author of the Angst series of fantasy novels.
Clod makes a friend is a bittersweet fairy tale.It is about a boy Clod who is often bullied by other children of his age because of his appearance.His only thing to play is the clay which his mother Eidy would bring to him.
According to his teacher learned yugen,Clod didn’t possess any kind of magic in him.The children who didn’t possess any magic would be often sent to hard labour.
The story is divided into different ages of Clod which makes us to travel with Clod in his different ages.Clod doesn’t had any friend until he made Ada from the clay which his mother gave him.
The story was really short so it is easy for all the young readers and also old readers to read it easily.The story starts from clod’s 9 years and ends at 57 years which makes us travel in different human phases.
This story tries to emphasize that a child should not be bullied because of his appearance or because of his lack of talent.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David J. Pedersen is a native of Racine, WI who resides in his home town Kansas City, MO. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has worked in sales, management, retail, video and film production, and IT. David has run 2 marathons, climbed several 14,000 foot mountains and marched in Thee University of Wisconsin Marching Band and written 4 fantasy novels. He is a geek and a fanboy that enjoys carousing, picking on his wife and kids, playing video games, and slowly muddling through his next novel.