Lydia's Enchanted Toffee

Lydia s Enchanted Toffee Planet Plenti is a most extraordinary place a world of incredible edible delights of confectionery minerals fizzy pop springs forests and jungles full of delectable plantlifeAnd yet for children i

  • Title: Lydia's Enchanted Toffee
  • Author: Neale Osborne
  • ISBN: 9781511974431
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • Planet Plenti is a most extraordinary place, a world of incredible edible delights of confectionery minerals, fizzy pop springs, forests and jungles full of delectable plantlifeAnd yet, for children in the land of Likrishka, life is less than ordinary, and mostly very grim as the Likrish population lives under the watchful rule of Stannic, a tin skinned tyrant, a MastPlanet Plenti is a most extraordinary place, a world of incredible edible delights of confectionery minerals, fizzy pop springs, forests and jungles full of delectable plantlifeAnd yet, for children in the land of Likrishka, life is less than ordinary, and mostly very grim as the Likrish population lives under the watchful rule of Stannic, a tin skinned tyrant, a Master Chef who commands an army of robot waiters.Thus nine year old Lydia faces a future slaving away in a factory camp but the girl was born with a mysterious power over metal when she eats a special type of toffee One eventful day, she meets a gang of other girls with strange sweetie powers the deadly Bull s Eye, razor toothed Jawbreaker, fire breathing Peppermint, super fast Hazel Whirl there s Marshmallow, Ice Lolly, Sugar Cube, Dolly Mixture, Cocoa and Marzipan and together, they must travel across the robot controlled Candi Lands, on a treasure hunt for magic sweets that will help to defeat the villainous Chef and return their world to its sweetest, once .This is a new slimmer version of Neale Osborne s acclaimed debut Lydia s Tin Lid Drum in 44 short chapters, from Appetizer to Afters , decorated with over 100 illustrations some of them new to this beautifully presented paperback edition.

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    1. Neale Osborne

      Neale Osborne was born in July 1970 His debut children s novel Lydia s Tin Lid Drum was published by Oxford University Press in 2009, and followed in 2013, by the exotic sequel Lydia s Golden Drum A new illustrated revision of Tin Lid Drum was published in 2015 as Lydia s Enchanted Toffee The Castle of Desires from 2011 is a novel for older readers, set in 1930s California and in the enchanted chambers of a Gothic castle A trio of novelettes the Seasonal Dreamworlds was published in 2015, along with retrospectives of his illustration work Sweet Art , Sour Puss and a compilation Bitter Sweet.

    314 thoughts on “Lydia's Enchanted Toffee”

    1. Wow!This book totally captivated me from beginning to end.This is a "Slimmed-Down"/Edited version of the original novel "Lydia's Tin Drum"; while I haven't yet had the chance to find/read that version, I can't imagine it's as good as this!Delicious wordplay, coupled with imaginative and coherent worldbuilding immediately hooks you into this new world, and the memorable characters and exciting story continue to carry you along. (And Kudos to Mr Osborne for creating an entirely new world from virt [...]


    2. I was epically disappointed in this. the storyline just sounded SO awesome, but I couldn't do it. the language, the dialogue, the weird slang and attempts on word play just ruined the story for me. Everything was just overblown and way too dramatic, and then the words. just no. made up language is fine, but only if it makes sense. this was grating and jarring like a horrible cockney accent spoken with a mouthful of jelly and marbles. it just took so much away from the story. so disappointing.


    3. I really enjoyed this book, it's full of adventure, sweet treats and a growing bond between sisters. The only little thing that I didn't like (hence the 4 stars instead of 5) was the dad having a wife who he basically cheated on when he traveled around making babies with other women.


    4. DNF at 36%. Should have been 8% when the world building was delivered in "a funny chiming rhyme":'In Franjipan, there's marzipan, jelly beans, and lemon trees. ( Chip chop ~ Timberrr!!)The land of Froza is frozen over with drifts of sorbet and whips of ice-crem. ( Brrr ~ Brrr ~ Brr!!)In Delisha's forests, there's cherries and berries, snaffle-wolves and truffle-boars. ( Grrr ~ Grrr ~ Grrr!!)The Winelands are lushy with gum-bushy vines, barley-sugar fields, and rivers of wine. ( Pip pop ~ Glug gl [...]


    5. As the story begins, we are introduced to Likrishka which is a land once full of treats as far as the eye could see, but is now ruled by the TinMan, Stannic. Stannic controls the people with the help of a robot army. The adults are in work camps to supply his elite with amazing foods. Lydia is a nine year old who's father is in a work camp and who has a grim present and grimmer future. She also has a special gift that only emerges if she eats enchanted toffee.Suddenly, one night she finds hersel [...]


    6. Lydia's enchanted toffee started with Lydia describing about the sweet planet that she lives on which is now ruled by the TinMan, Stannic.The first thing I noticed when I started reading was that there was some sentences and paragraphs that started when they shouldn't have, I don't know if this in an error from the author or kindles formatting, but I found it too be a bit off putting and confusing.There is a weird word play that goes on in the book, I really didn't like that, I found it to be qu [...]




    7. Read this and other Reviews on Annie of Greener GablesBook Title: Lydia’s Enchanted ToffeeSeries: Lydia #1Author: Neale OsborneFiction/Non-Fiction: FictionGenre: Children/FantasyNumber of Pages: N/APublisher: Likrish PublishingDate: 5 February – 30 April 2016Rating: 2.9 StarsKindly thanking NetGalley for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review.This is probably the book which contained the most fantastic elements that I have ever read, and it disguised them at times so well that the [...]


    8. I began writing ’Lydia’s Tin Lid Drum’ in 2002, and completed the final re-write early 2009; it was published by Oxford University Press, that autumn - the proudest moment of my literary career. It was a huge endeavour, a labour of love (initially inspired by the works by Günter Grass, no less - oh, and a tin of Thornton’s Toffee); yet the adventure-side of the story really took shape when I structured the narrative along the lines of the ‘Labours of Heracles’ (hence a lion-like tre [...]


    9. This is a very inventive book for children that has a lot of fun names and descriptions of candies. The girls manage to save the day through a lot of adventure and personal risk of injury and even death. They travel a world that produces sweets and candies as a group and have to find treasures, evade capture, and fight for freedom.The issues I had with the book started with the fact that it took a while to get started. Once it did, a number of different girls were introduced and I had a hard tim [...]


    10. This is an extremely imaginative book that would be close to a setting in Willy Wanka's world. Instead of Oompa Loompas to scare not just the kids but adults as well, are mechanical hawks, guard dogs, sentries, and even insect helicopters armed with razor sharp claws, teeth, stingers, and so much more showing up in places when you would least expect them. A sisterhood of 10 year old girls, in a candyland world which has been overtaken by a monstrous mechanical man, must go on an incredible quest [...]


    11. The concept for this story and some of the fun plays on words were brilliant. I really wanted to like this book. The idea for it was so clever and unique. HOWEVER, the dialogue was utterly horrendous. This book has a 9-year-old main character, and the audience of the books seems to be the 9-12 "tween" crowd, but I would NEVER recommend anyone from that age group read this as I wouldn't want them thinking this was a proper way to speak. In fact, that might not even matter since most of the 9-12 y [...]


    12. Lydia's Enchanted Toffee is an interesting book. The writing style took a bit to get used to. It is definitely written with kids in mind. The author uses a lot of onomatopoeia to help flesh out the world. It's written from the perspective of a nine year old girl, after all. The world itself is appropriately named Candi-land. As I read the book I kept imagining the whole thing as a game of Candyland gone amuck.The book is an adventure set upon by a group of nine year old girls through multiple co [...]


    13. Next, Lydia's Enchanted Toffee, by Neale Osborn, which has a perfectly lovely cover, an interesting fantastical premise - "This tasty children’s fantasy adventure is set on Planet Plenti, a most extraordinary world bursting with confectionery minerals, drink springs, and sweet plantsYet life in the land of Likrishka is mostly grim, as the Likrish population is ruled by Stannic, a Master Chef tyrant, and his robot army. Thus nine-year-old Lydia faces a future slaving away in a factory camp; how [...]


    14. I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review. My opinions are my own.I tried, I really did. I just couldn't get into this book. It currently sits on my DNF shelf. The introduction sounded so interesting. If Willy Wonka and Alice in Wonderland had an ‘Unholy Love Child’, I imagined it would be this book. The writing style was colorful and descriptive; but it was also very repetitive and redundant. I’m not usually a grammar freak, but the author’s over-use of proper nouns i [...]


    15. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This book was a strange one. It is set in a candy world and the girls are trying to find a way to de-throne the current ruler, an evil 'Master Chef' who makes their once sweet world a bitter place to live. For the most part, I enjoyed this story. Some of the made-up words got in the way for me. I don't enjoy decoding my books. The imagination the author had is amazing though. She created this entire world o [...]


    16. A bit annoying with all the sugar names that keeps popping, but have to remember this is a children's book, although the language was a bit complex for a child. The plot was overwhelming with cooking stuff, had a lot of twists and was really slow paced. Note: I received a digital of copy of this book for review.


    17. A new idea on an old adventure. Food that makes you have powers and a heroine that just screams strength and intrigue. I truly enjoyed this adventure and will be watching this author.



    18. I liked the concept and there were some interesting parts but generally I found this poorly written and difficult to read.


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