KING GAUTHIER AND THE LITTLE DRAGON SLAYER
"This story is a fast paced fantasy that keeps the reader turning pages till the exciting
ending! I absolutely loved this story!
I just wish it had been longer. I really liked Dustin, his friends and
his father. It was easy to get into from the very first page and it was really
hard to put down when I had to do chores. I highly recommend this book to everyone! Great book!" -- Nathaniel Adams (age 11), All
About Murder Reviews (5 Dagger Review)
"King Gauthier and the Little Dragon Slayer is a well written story that is also thought provoking.
It is so exciting to the very end, that readers will be unable to put it down until they finish it. Young Dustins adventure will remain an unforgettable account of bravery and determination that should be
an inspiration to us all. Grant R. Philips manages to touch our hearts and the
readers can feel vividly the thrill of adventure and change of emotions throughout the plot." -- Liana Metal, Midwest Book Review
"The dragon is a popular character that isn't often found in childrens'
books anymore. King Gauthier and the Little Dragon Slayer is a delightful
tale about the real hero inside all of us, a story that inspires children and adults of all ages to reach inside themselves
to discover the true hero inside." -- Linda Gillette, 1st & 2nd grade teacher, English Village Elementary
"In this delightful tale the children find out that in being brave, you must also have wisdom. Do they conquer the fearful dragon? Does Dustin become a Knight? You'll have to read this tale to
find out. A good storyline with a great moral lesson. I believe your children
will enjoy this read, and if you are reading it to them, I believe you will end it with a smile. Recommended!" -- Shirley Johnson, Denises Pieces
(Note: Though this book was published in September 2003 by Port Town Publishing, the author wrote the manuscript
JAY WALKER: The Case of the Missing Action Figure
"I truly enjoyed reading this book. It was captivating and kept your interest.
Philips did a great job introducing the characters and scenes with just enough information to keep your attention: yet, he
didnt bore you with too many details. I think this book will appeal to all kids, but especially the young men looking for
a good read."--Pam Bless, Round Table Reviews
R. Philips fantastic mystery for children is a well thought out story that has a few twists thrown in to satisfy avid
mystery fans. The great thing about the main character is that he doesnt have a photographic memory or superior intellect;
hes just a bright kid who wants to help his friends with their problems. Philips has done a masterful job of creating
likeable, interesting characters with a fast moving plot. I look forward to discussing this book with my FIRST book
group, as well as further installments to the Jay Walker mystery series."--Dorothy Distefano, FIRST (Families Invited to Read
and Share Together) Founder/Facilitator
"A great book for children. It is well plotted
and lets the reader use their mind to explore the clues and suspects. Not only entertaining but a wonderful way to let young
people use their imagination constructively and perhaps solve the mystery for themselves.
I loved the book. I recommend it highly."--Louise Riveiro-Mitchell, Book Review Cafe
Look for more reviews in the near future!
SOUNDS OF SILENCE
"This heart-warming coming-of-age
story will resonate with many deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, as well as their hearing families and friends. It is both
a realistic and an upbeat account of how one young man confronts his sudden deafness and in doing so, realizes that it need
not keep him from attaining his dreams."-- I. King Jordan, President, Gallaudet University
inspirational novel beautifully represents how the family support, the resilience of youth, and the universal languages of
love and friendship can help overcome any obstacle. Mr. Philips does a superb
job of illustrating the beauty of two cultures and how we are all better by embracing diversity."-- Harold Mowl, Jr.
PhD, Superintendent, Rochester School for the Deaf
"A positive story about meeting
a special life challenge."-- Jeanne Griffin, Deaf Friends International
"Philips has a likeable
rhythm/pace in his writing style. Where you are in your own deaf experience will
shade the meaning of the book for you. Some might say that Mark only lost his hearing, he didnt become deaf. Their experience
with hearing loss will invite different interpretations of Marks journey. Mark does appear to easily join deafness but Philips
introduces enough ambiguity about this new chosen identity to keep us wanting to learn more of Marks journey after the book
ends."-- Max Wilhite, American Society for Deaf Children
(More reviews to come).