Into the great marinara

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader


Into the great marinara


Nicolas C. Day


Elk Lake Publishers

Publication date:





208 pages


Imagine just tiptoeing down to the kitchen for a midnight snack and being pulled into a bowl of spaghetti then landing in a world made up of talking pasta and other food items who all believe in a higher power, Chef. It turns out that our hero, Tanner, is meant to save this world from the Spaghettagon, a dragon attacking their world. In his own world, Tanner is not so sure about this God thing. Does He even exist? And now he is to lead these creatures in saving them and following Chef?

This story is filled with battles yet really is cute and many of the names of the food-characters made me laugh out loud, pierates for one, imagining a pie shaped denizen of the deep. The author has created a very clever book one in this series.


4 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Middle schoolers, especially those who enjoy fantasy

Christian impact:

Strong Christian worldview on a platform of Chef as God and many references to words Christians are familiar with from Scripture.

Into the Great Marinara

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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