Hello and Happy Holidays!
I have a new book review for you, as the title indicates, and for the first time in a while it’s not a romance :).
I will hopefully have plenty more for you in the new year since I had plenty of gift certificates in the toe of my stocking this year, and plenty of chocolate to give me the energy to push them out, lol.
I hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday, vacation or an easy time at work since I know I’m planning on enjoying every second of my work break and the lovely weather we’re having. (I even managed to say that without the usual winter based sarcasm since 1 degree Celsius is far from seasonal weather in Southern Ontario.)
I’m pleased as punch that everyone enjoyed Loony Toonie which definitely made up for the lack of competition in the competition. Thank you.
Read and enjoy and, if you like, give me some feed back :).
Have a safe and happy end of 2014 and a prosperous and happy 2015!
The Stone of Valhalla
The Stone of Valhalla is targeted at 8 to 12 year olds and Mr. Brooks has done a wonderful job of pulling them in.
The story starts off with 13 year old Aaron standing outside an elderly woman’s house and contemplating his life. He’s a loner with no friends to speak of, four older brothers who always get to do everything first and parents whom he loves very much. He’s also thinking about exactly why he’s standing outside Mrs. Timble’s house: he’s supposed to steal something valuable so he can be part of the ‘in’ crowd.
Aaron manages to get into Mrs. Timble’s basement and does find something he believes is valuable but before he can make good on his escape the light comes on and someone starts coming down the stairs. The lights miraculously go out and he manages to hide in an old root cellar where he finds something even more valuable.
Follow Aaron as he is transported from his known reality to a totally different reality where he is mistaken for a witch and taken to be burned at the stake, to his rescue and go along for the adventure as he makes friends and discovers that he is one of three who is destined to save that reality.
If your children are reluctant readers because they can’t seem to find something that grabs their attention this might just be their ticket to a world we all love: reading.