The Royal Rabbits of London
By Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore
Hi! Have you ever wanted to know more about something else, but the only way you could get that information was by doing something that you weren’t supposed to do? Well, Shylo knows exactly what I’m talking about. He wants to know about the Great Rabbit Empire.
The Great Rabbit Empire had promised to protect the royalty of England, and Shylo had a friend named Horatio who knew all about the Rabbit Empire. Every day, he would sneak through the dark forest and go over to Horatio’s house to listen to stories. But Horatio was a small type of rabbit. He usually got picked on by his brothers and sisters for being small and scrawny. And he had an eye problem, so he had to wear an eye patch because his eye would twitch. One day, when he was sneaking over to Horatio, he overheard a plot to take an embarrassing photo of the queen. Rabbits did not like the internet and their enemies were rats and dogs and there was this one group of rats that liked to take embarrassing photos of the Queen of England and post them online and make millions of dollars for this. This was illegal, but they did it anyway.
Horatio sends Shylo over to Great Britain. He uses a secret passageway to a nearby farm. There Shylo hops in the back of a cabbage truck that’s headed for Great Britain. He uses a code that Horatio gives him to tell who’s a British officer. It finally works with one man and he brings him to his headquarters because he had used the code. He would not tell the rabbits anything, though, until he met their commander. He needed to explain the plot, and when he did, the commander sent him off on an incredibly dangerous journey to stop the rats. But he still had to beware of the dogs!
Will Shylo save the Queen of England from the rats? Or will all be lost and he be eaten in the process? As I always say, read the book to find out!
I recommend this book to readers who like short, action-filled stories. This was a really good book. I really liked it!
A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:
“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor):
There were no huge scary parts in this, just small minor ones.
“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor):
There was none.
I give this book 5 wands.
Even though it was short, I really loved it! I can’t wait to read the sequel!