It’s inevitably nostalgic when reading about the beloved classic characters in a new tale, told in an engaging, clear-cut narrative intertwined with great messages for young minds; family bonds, bravery, and perseverance.
Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite - 5 Stars
Books for Kids
Praise for DERECK DILLINGER AND THE SHORTCUT TO OZ
McPherson’s plot is clever and fun, and his characters work quite well with the setting. Fractured: Dereck Dillinger and the Shortcut to Oz is highly recommended.
Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite - 5 Stars
Very creative! Readers will love McPherson's new take on classic stories and characters. An action-packed plot will have readers wondering what will happen next. Highly recommended.
Kristen Van Kampen, Readers' Favorite - 5 Stars
McPherson's plot is twisty and fun, and his characters fairly leap from the pages. Fractured: Dereck Dillinger and the Crystal Ball is highly recommended.
Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite - 5 Stars
Extremely visual and the plotis fast and exciting, with conflict in all the right places.
Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite - 5 Stars
"Each and every character of FRACTURED is unique and interesting, each adding their own whimsical zest to the tale. A truly adventurous and gripping book, with humor, intrigue, lots feels and unexpected occurrences!"
"Not only is this tale full of what makes a story a page turner, Dereck, the main character, learns the true value of a little sister, the best treasure. This book is a great read for both children and adults alike. You will not be disappointed."
"In this light-hearted read, McPherson shows the importance of family bonds and perseverance through difficult times. I strongly recommend it for anyone who loves reading fairytales reimagined."
"Fun story, keeps you wanting to know what happens next! Easy read, kids (of all ages) will enjoy this book, I know I did."
What Amazon Readers Are Saying
What Amazon Readers Are Saying
Praise for DERECK DILLINGER AND THE CRYSTAL BALL
Fractured is a unique adventure with notable fairy tale characters and a twist on a classic story that will soon become your favorite. Praise for Dereck Dillinger and the Shortcut to Oz.
Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite- 5 Stars
Professional and reader reviews are coming in for Both DERECK DILLINGER books!
"As a parent, I would read Eddie McPherson’s novels to my children. The characters and the plot is descriptive enough for a child to picture what Dereck is going through as he desperately searches for Jessie. The author also hits topics a parent could bring up with their child like; bullying and what to do when lost. Excellent and fun read."
"With a solid story, the writing is age appropriate, short and to the point, with the dialogue realistically written as well."
"The language in the book is simple and can easily be read by youngsters who are just getting into reading “chapter books,” but the plot is sufficiently complex to be enjoyed by anyone who likes fairy tales."
"The author has skillfully used fun, suspense, riddles weaved into popular rhymes and created this great plot for readers to enjoy."