Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Life of Zarf: The Trouble with Weasels by Rob Harrell

Grades: 3+
Genre: Fantasy

Love fractured fairy tales?  Zarf is a troll who lives among fairy tale characters.  After the King goes missing, Zarf's arch nemesis, Prince Roquefort, takes over the kingdom.  Zarf must team up with his best friends save the day.

Author website: www.robharrell.com/


  1. this book is amazing it is about Zarf and his friends Chester and Kevin and they must save the king from snuffweasels and a fire dragon named knock-knock. Also, they meet their idol the knobel knight.

    1. I agree with you that Zarf is an amazing book. I like how Zarf faces his arch nemesis, Prince Roquefort to get the king back because in my opinion, the King was better then Prince Roquefort.

  2. Fractured fairy tales usually follow a formula. Zarf smashes that formula. This is a really fun, although somewhat disrespectful and inappropriate story of a storybook troll and his friends who crash their way through other fairy tales in order to touch on themes of bullying (the crown prince is a real jerk), discrimination (trolls are looked down upon in Zarf’s society) and the challenges of middle school (some things never change). It’s like fractured fairy tale meets Big Nate… and then you see that on the cover, Lincoln Pierce (Big Nate author) endorses this book! Best quote ever: Zarf talking to his friend Kevin, “What’s up? You’re like a - - - - in a skillet.” (hint: go find the quote!)
    Seriously? What’s not to like?

    Mrs. Rose
    Chester Barrows School

  3. Life of Zarf is hilarious it's one of the best books I have ever read. This books genre is fantasy, well that's my opinion. If you want to know the main characters and their names I recommend reading the back. If you love comedy and reading I think this book is meant for you my favorite character is Kevin because he gets nervous sometimes and it is kind of funny I also think it is cool that he is a talking pig what is your favorite character?

    Grace School

  4. This is a really good book. Life Of Zarf is a fantasy book. It is extremely funny and cool. This is my favorite book I have ever read . It made me laugh at loud literally. This reminds me of when I got mad at my friend for him trading on me. I would rate this book 7/10. If you want a good laugh I recommend reading it.
    Liam Grace School

  5. Amazing book. Zarf is a troll and has problems with the prince. He has to friends. The king gets kidnaped and the prince takes over. The book made me lol. it is a great book and I loved it.

    Jackson graceschool

  6. Vote Life of Zarf it is good because it is funny. It will for sure make you laugh even if the book is serious it every element you can think of. VOTE ZARF. Liam Grace School