Thursday, December 22, 2011

Are They the Deliverers?

Eric has never talked to birds before, nor has he heard of a land called Calendria.  All of that changes when an ordinary campout changes his life forever. After an owl named Stig asks him to go on an adventure with him, Eric is intrigued and agrees to go. They travel through a door to the Hallway of Worlds and the Gatekeeper gives them their assignment.  From there Stig and Eric enter a new world and meet a member of Calendria, Kate. She is convinced that they are “The Deliverers” from an old legend and that they have been sent to help her people get away from Sharky, a pirate that has been making life difficult for her village. Are Eric and Stig going to be able to save Kate and her family and friends from Sharky and the pirates?  Are they “The Deliverers”?  What happens when Eric has to overcome his worst fears?  Read this action-packed adventure book to find out!

I just finished reading The Deliverers:  Sharky and the Jewel by Gregory Slomba and it was a wonderful story.  I liked Eric because he was smart and braver than he knew. He also had to rely on friends to help him solve the problems that arise and this seemed very real to me. The action started right in the first chapter and continued to pick up from there.  I think that kids in 4th grade through 8th grade would really like this book- older kids and adults would also find it to be an interesting read!  A story that includes pirates, talking animals, dwarfs, and ancient magic will appeal to anyone that enjoys The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings.  A great way to introduce kids to the fantasy genre!   

Has anyone else read The Deliverers:  Sharky and the Jewel by Gregory Slomba?  What are your favorite fantasy books?

Happy Reading!

~L

13 comments:

  1. Ooh, this sounds good. I like finding great MG reads. My favorite MG series is the Percy Jackson series. Love those books! I re-read parts of them all the time. They have post-its stuck everywhere. :)

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  2. This is always a good and sure-fire plot formula: the protagonist/stranger who saves the fantasy world. Reminds me of avatar.

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  3. I haven't read that book but nowminreally want to!!
    My favorite fantasy book right now?
    Hmmm...
    I can't think!!!
    I loved loved loved The Emerald Atlas!!!

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  4. I haven't read this, but I should. I LOVE "The Hobbit" :0)

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  5. @ Kelly- I love the Percy Jackson series too! It is amazing. I can't wait to start the newest series over vacation! This is the first book in a series, too!

    @Mac- It is a good plot formula!

    @ Patty- It is a great book. I have to read The Emerald Atlas.

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  6. This book sounds awesome. I def want to read it!!!!

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  7. If anyone wants a chance to win this book- go to the author's website and follow the blog! Easy! Good luck!

    http://thedelivererssharkeyandthejewel.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love fantasy and this book sounds great! I enjoyed the review and you made me want to read this book. I am going to go check out the site. Thanks for posting it.

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  9. This sounds like a great book. I have never heard of this author- but I love fantasy. I will have to look for it! Great review!

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  10. I plan to read this book and pass it on to grandchildred. I was at meeting with author two days ago.

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  11. @Ernie- I bet that you and your grandchild will love it. Plus- it will be something cool for you to talk about together. How fun! Happy reading!

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  12. Kids 4th thru 8th grade? I think I'd like this book! Nice review. What a fun imaginary book.

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    1. Donna- It is a great fantasy book. The author is very nice and has a fantastic blog!

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