Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits: A Patria Story by Daniel McInerny

Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits
By Daniel McInerny
114 Pages – Ages 8+ (Kindle edition reviewed)
Published by Trojan Tub Entertainment on March 8, 2012

When Oliver Stoop was riding a lawn mower, he accidentally drove into the Kingdom of Patria (unknown to Oliver, a regular American kid, there is a secret, hidden country called Patria smack in the middle of the USA). While he is there, he finds out that the land that his father is going to build a house on belongs to Patria. Sir Hector, the general of the army in Patria, declares war on Mr. Stoop (Oliver’s father). Oliver tries to convince both sides that they don’t need to go to war, but his dad and Sir Hector both won’t listen! Oliver realizes that the only way to stop this war is to find the long-lost treaty between the US and Patria. With the help of his new friends Farnsworth and Rose, Oliver goes to find the treaty before it is too late.

This book seriously made me laugh out loud! It is full of something for everyone – jokes, puns, sarcasm, action and much more! It also has some mystery, action and excitement in it! I loved this book! It has all the things I like! Even the title was great! I really like Oliver’s cleverness, Rose’s smartness, and Farnsworth’s ability to act without hesitating (unless if it could badly hurt him!)! I like the cover a lot. I also like how the author describes Oliver’s hair –

“…With a head of brown hair that perpetually looked like it had been hanging out the window of a car going ninety miles per hour.”

I recommend this awesome book to kids 8+.

I give “Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits” five out of five book worms!

To learn more about the Kingdom of Patria, Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits, and the second Patria book – Stoop of Mastodon Meadow (that I can’t wait to read), please click HERE.

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38 replies

  1. I like the hair description! There are some people in my house that have a tendency to look like that 🙂

  2. Sounds like one I need to read. I love books that give you a good laugh!

  3. Sounds like a fun read. I just got my library copy of Jack Blank to read with my son, though. I’m excited to start!

  4. This does sound like a winner, Erik! I would be laughing at the hair that looked as though it stood on end (I presume that’s how it might look if the wind ruffled it at 90 miles per hour.)

  5. I do like the sound of this one, Erik. Anything based on history catches my interest!

  6. Brilliant title! The hair comment was pretty funny!

  7. This is a real twist on a story. Sounds like a “hair-raising story.” Great for middle graders who want to laugh. Great review.

  8. I’d like to picture my Dad riding his lawn mower into another world! And I really like the title too. I’m gonna have to read this one – thanks Erik.

  9. Wow! This sounds like one terrific book. I like the funny books that make you groan.

  10. Sounds like another great read Erik! Thanks.

  11. The title had me intrigued, but your delightful review pushed me over the edge! I’ll definitely get this book for my kids. Thanks!

  12. And I recommend this book to kids of 30+
    Erik it sounds awesome!!!

  13. What a great review Erik. Now that I know a couple of my nephews would love these kind of books, I must look this one up and get it for them. Sounds like a lot of laughs.

    • Thanks Ms. Tulloch! I hope your nephews like this books!

      • Thanks again to Erik and everyone for your generous comments about the book!

        I wanted to say a further word about the availability of the book: as Erik rightly notes, the Patria series is not only available on Amazon for Kindle, but at (for Nook) and at iTunes (for iPad). There’s also an unabridged audiobook (read by the author) available from Worldwide Audiobooks and other outlets. Just follow the venue buttons on the homepage of

        At present I’m also preparing the release of print copies of both books in the Patria series, via Amazon’s print-on-demand affiliate CreateSpace. I hope that the print editions will be available in October by the latest. I’m also at work developing a Kingdom of Patria app.

        Meanwhile, there’s lots of other goodies available at the Kingdom of Patria website: free short stories, character blogs, and two clubs for kids to join. The inaugural serial of the Kingdom of Patria Storytime Radio is also available for free on iTunes.

        If you’d like to keep up on the news from Patria, you can join the Trojan Tub Entertainment email list by sending your email to Please also feel free to visit the Trojan Tub Entertainment Facebook page (and give us a “Like” if you like), and to follow along on Twitter: @kingdomofpatria.

        Thanks so much everyone and happy reading!

      • Thank you for taking the time to give us this info! It really helps! 🙂

  14. Hmm, the premise sounds interesting. I’m glad you enjoyed this book, Erik. Will try to check it out.


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