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Meet Gerald. Gerald is a griffin—a creature with the body of a lion and the head of an eagle. According to the Code of the Griffins, that means he should be:   1. Brave and fierce in all situations! 2. A guardian of a great treasure! 3. Completely and totally hidden from the human realm!   But what if a Griffin ISN’T brave or fierce? What if he’s NEVER found a great treasuMeet Gerald. Gerald is a griffin—a creature with the body of a lion and the head of an eagle. According to the Code of the Griffins, that means he should be:   1. Brave and fierce in all situations! 2. A guardian of a great treasure! 3. Completely and totally hidden from the human realm!   But what if a Griffin ISN’T brave or fierce? What if he’s NEVER found a great treasure (or ANY treasure for that matter)? What if he feels like such an embarrassment that the only thing left to do is run away? And what if the only place no one will look for him is . . . the human world?...

Title : The Enchanted Files: Hatched
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ISBN : 9780385392570
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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The Enchanted Files: Hatched Reviews

  • Esther
    2018-12-01 16:20

    Ondanks dat dit boek misschien iets meer voor kinderen was, heb ik echt genoten van dit boek. Ik vond het een heel interessant verhaal. Het boek greep mij beet en liet mij niet meer los.

  • Kelly
    2018-11-27 11:08

    Maybe it was because book 1, Diary of a Mad Brownie, was so funny, my expectations were high on this one. But, I was a bit disappointed. My kids, 7&10 liked it better than me, which is the target audience, but they too didn't like it as much as book 1.

  • Sarah Kim
    2018-11-30 10:11

    This book plot was a good one, but the dialogue wasn't all that great.

  • Mary Garrett
    2018-11-22 10:20

    I just finished Bruce Coville's HATCHED, a very comforting adventure, building on trust and cooperation. I wish we could appoint Bruce to re-write this pesky real world. <3I love the shifting point-of-view human/griffin/gnome and the positive outlook, “The fact that bunnies exist in both the Enchanted Realm and the human world is proof that the Great Griffin loves us.” Pages from “official” documents added another perspective. Bradley’s simplified style for his assigned journal, in contrast with his personal journal, gave me pause (all those years of teaching), but his reasoning made sense in a way. “I know all too well the secret ways of bullies. They hide themselves brilliantly.” Are his teachers in for a surprise when he shows his real abilities!It was a bit easier to keep all the viewpoints straight in the written version, but the CD was so well done, that I enjoyed both. Now I want a griffin friend, maybe a ride?

  • Sharon
    2018-12-15 14:53

    The Enchanted Files: HatchedBy Bruce CovilleNarrated by Matthew Frow, Jeremy Gumbs, and a Full CastListening Library, 2016A full cast, including the author and audio luminaries such as Jayne Entwistle, Kirby Heyborne, Scott Brick, Paul Boehmer, and Arthur Morey, joins narrators Matthew Frow and Jeremy Gumbs, enlarging the humor in this story of a poetry-writing griffin named Gerald, whose anxiety often gets the better of him. Told mostly in diary, or journal, format by Gerald and his human friend, Brad, the variety of voices works well to keep straight the large number of characters. Exploring themes of bullying and finding one’s place in the world is a common thread in Coville’s writing and the broad cast of narrators does a good job of keeping these weighty issues light and entertaining, while driving home the need for kindness and compassion.

  • Debra
    2018-12-03 17:52

    Gerald may be physically a Griffin, but he is introverted and shy. He is approaching his 10th year and must step up to the demand of supplying his treasure for the ceremony or risk not becoming a griffling, a disaster not only to himself but to his family. Manipulated into running away by his tutor, he finds himself in our world, abandoned by his tutor and petrafied that he might reveal himself to a human, a clear violation of the griffin code.A story of finding your own self and strength with adventure and friendship added.

  • Lisa
    2018-12-04 16:58

    My boys and I listened to this in the car. It is nothing I would normally listen to or read but I actually really enjoyed it - a lot! The narration is amazing and I really liked the story. I will say it took me awhile to get into it and I was a bit annoyed at some of the narrations they had that didn't seem to be a big part of the story but they were short. My oldest (11) said he would give it 4 stars and my youngest (8) would give it 3. I give it 4 for sure.

  • Danielle
    2018-11-23 12:56

    When I wasn't looking, Bruce Coville launched another series on me. (And also a sequel to GOBLINS IN THE CASTLE?! say whuuuuh?) Though I found the cover underwhelming (c'mon, they got Terry Pratchett's artist to illustrate the inside!) I was delighted to find another Coville classic inside, full of humor (including some shots at the education system, yusss), fairy-tale creatures, and wonderful characters! Strongly recommended. Can't wait to read the rest in the series!

  • Donna Dobihal Smith
    2018-11-17 13:59

    Although this got off to a slow start, it picks ups speed once a boy and gryphon end up on the same homestead, the tension building as the listener knows both are there while the characters do not. The audio makes it easy to distinguish between characters and adds the charm of accents from different regions. All in all, a satisfying listen for anyone interested in griffins, gnomes and enchanted realms.

  • Shelby
    2018-11-30 14:00

    I enjoyed this book as much as the first in the series. Entertaining for adults and kids. Great Audiobook.

  • Yusuf
    2018-12-08 12:22

    It was pretty good.

  • Kristine
    2018-11-19 14:20

    My 7yo said this is an enjoyable adventure read, and a good book.

  • Katie
    2018-12-02 11:17

    Fun late elementary read. Some basic bathroom humor, but a fun little story

  • Chuck Ledger
    2018-11-15 12:10

    More like a 2.5 stars rating. The first book in the series was excellent. This one, not so much. Among the many nits to pick....what happened to Gerald's poetry in the last half of the book.

  • Ellen
    2018-12-14 12:19

    Fantasy, griffins, outcasts, gnomes, magic, moving between worlds, adventure, diary format

  • Ally Goodwin
    2018-12-02 13:05

    characterizations are great; delightful, light listening

  • Lyons Tran
    2018-12-15 18:06

    If your usually the underling in anything, this book might relate to you.

  • Barbara
    2018-12-10 10:21

    Gerald Overflight may be a griffin, but that doesn't mean he doesn't suffer from pangs of anxiety about various things, including his ability to measure up to his parents' expectation or his siblings' teasing. As an important date approaches, he's sure that he will fail, and urged on by his tutor, Abelard Chronicus, he decides to leave home and enter the human realm. But unbeknownst to the trusting Gerald, Abelard has his own reasons for leaving their home. Once there, Abelard lands in hot water and Gerald is befriended by a human, Bradley Ashango. Although griffins must never be seen by humans, Gerald realizes that there is something special about this one and his grandmother. With a dash of magic, some gnomes whose homes are endangered, pink bunnies, and diary entries as well as police reports and news clippings, this fantasy story will appeal to late intermediate readers because of its characters and the possibilities that lie therein when contemplating a friendship like Gerald's and Brad's. I laughed several times at the mundaneness of Brad's entries for school and the descriptive wonders of his real ones as well as some of the wry observations included about academia on the part of Abelard and some of his superiors. It's pretty clear that Bruce Coville must have spent a little bit of time in the world of higher education with some of its silly rules and expectations since he manages to nail many of those perfectly. You don't have to be a griffin or a gnome to enjoy this title, but it does help if you have a heart and an open mind. The book contains several good life lessons with which many readers will relate.

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    2018-11-16 15:11

    Coville, Bruce, Hatched. Pgs. 272. Penguin Random House, 2016. Language: G, Mature Content: G, Violence: GGerald is a griffling reaching his 10th hatch day anniversary. To be a full griffin, he has to bring back a great treasure to show his community that he is a daring, fierce, true griffin. A misfit in is family as well as his community, Gerald decides to runaway to the human world to prove himself. There, he is seen by Bradley Ashvango. Bradley is a human misfit who is staying with his grandmother, Bibi at Vande Velde landing, where not everything is as it seems. Together, can the two save a community of gnomes? Can they find Gerald a treasure?The flawed main characters are endearing, well-developed, and easy to relate to. The action, adventure, and fantasy mixed with the character dynamics helps to pull the reader into Geral and Bradley’s world. Fans of Bruce Coville, fantasy, and adventure will enjoy reading this book. EL. MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Libraryhttp://kissthebook.blogspot.com/2017/...

  • Mark Buxton
    2018-12-02 10:57

    My name is Gerald, and I'm a griffin. You know, eagle head and wings with the body of a lion. I'll bring shame to my family if I don't find my tenth treasure within the next two weeks, so I've decided to run away. My teacher, a gnome, actually tricked me into entering the human world, so he could find his twin brother in New Batavia, a lost colony of gnomes. I've entered a forbidden world, let a human see me, and I still have no idea how I'm going to get my tenth treasure. I can never return to the Enchanted Realm without it. What else can go wrong? How about all of the gnomes in New Batavia are going to be killed?The idea of having an insecure griffin as the main character, and his teacher being a gnome, was very creative. The theme was a familiar one, as Gerald needed to learn to have confidence in himself. I don't normally like plots that are told from more than two points of view, and this book bugged me in that way. However, I finally got used to it and most of the views came from Gerald and Brad, his new human friend. Brad was an underachieving student, and his grandmother was a leader in protecting the gnomes. There was a balance between humans and gnomes. The gnomes helped the humans magically (they had saved Brad's life the summer before), and humans helped keep the gnomes secret. The author, Bruce Coville, also wrote the My Teacher is an Alien series, and this book seems to be the first in a new winning series.

  • The Keepers of the Books
    2018-12-12 16:56

    Gerald is a griffling reaching his 10th hatch day anniversary. To be a full griffin, he has to bring back a great treasure to show his community that he is a daring, fierce, true griffin. A misfit in is family as well as his community, Gerald decides to runaway to the human world to prove himself. There, he is seen by Bradley Ashvango. Bradley is a human misfit who is staying with his grandmother, Bibi at Vande Velde landing, where not everything is as it seems. Together, can the two save a community of gnomes? Can they find Gerald a treasure? The flawed main characters are endearing, well-developed, and easy to relate to. The action, adventure, and fantasy mixed with the character dynamics helps to pull the reader into Gerald and Bradley’s world. Fans of Bruce Coville, fantasy, and adventure will enjoy reading this book. This book was featured on The Keepers of the Books' Weekly Reads 13. For more book reviews, recommendations, or online librarian advice, please visit us at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK3v.... You may also find a copy of this review on kissthebook.blogspot.comPlease Note: This book was given to us in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed, however, are our own.

  • Mrs.Melaugh Melaugh
    2018-12-14 11:12

    Bradley, a middle school boy whose African American father recently died, is sent by his mom to spend the summer with his beloved grandma Bibi at her farm in the Catskill Mountains. When he gets there, he crosses paths with an unusually timid griffin, Gerald, who was tricked into coming to the human world from the Enchanted Realm by his mentor, a gnome trying to reunite with his family. This story is conveyed through a series of letters, diary entries, and newspaper clippings. As a result of their friendship and adventures together, Bradley and Gerald discover that they have the courage to face the challenges life has thrown their way.

  • Becky
    2018-12-05 16:18

    Gerald is a griffin from a noble griffin house. However, Gerald has to forever live down the shame of being the first egg laid but the last egg hatched. Gerald has never fit with his siblings and he constantly worries that he will not be able to live up to his families legacy. When Gerald crosses over into the mortal realm he befriends a human and must learn his own strength to save the day.This was just a super cute book. Gerald and Brad have an adorable junior bromance and their adventure is fun. The is a great book for reluctant readers or young fans of fantasy.

  • Blake
    2018-12-03 14:07

    I found this book lacking in the conflict department. There was only one conflict that made me worry for the characters, but it was introduced late in the story, didn't really affect the two main characters, and was easily resolved. Other than that it was a fun read probably better enjoyed by the intended younger audience, of which I am not.

  • Great Books
    2018-12-10 14:16

    Gerald is a griffin from a noble ruling house however Gerald constantly worries that he will not be able to live up to his families legacy. When Gerald crosses over into the mortal realm he befriends a human and must learn his own strength to save the day. Coville tells a story of adventure, friendship, and family that is sure to please young fantasy enthusiast. Reviewer #7

  • Mary Librarian
    2018-11-19 18:04

    Liked the audiobook. It had several narrators. Premise of a not so brave griffin having to prove himself to family and friends made for an interesting magical adventure story. Sure to appeal to a variety of kids.

  • Ashley
    2018-11-28 12:11

    Definitely a fun, light fantasy choice. But it drags a little in the middle before picking back up for a dramatic and legendary denouement.

  • Molly
    2018-11-29 18:01

    Hatched is funny and will be sure to have young readers spellbound

  • Justice
    2018-11-26 16:18

    3.5