Wednesday, September 23, 2009

North or Be Eaten!

Chris and I recently finished reading a new book by Andrew Peterson. It is a children's fiction book (kind of like the Harry Potter Series) and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Below is a brief summary of the book.


Summary:

Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past. But now they know they’re really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them.

Their escape brings readers to the very brink of Fingap Falls, over the Stony Mountains, and across the Ice Prairies, while villains galore try to stop the Igibys permanently. Fearsome toothy cows and horned hounds return, along with new dangers: a mad man running a fork factory, a den of rockroaches, and majestic talking sea dragons.

If you don't know who Andrew Peterson is, below is a bio on him. We LOVE his music and have been fans for years. If you're into low-key, great truth, guitar driven music: Andrew Peterson is your man :)

Andrew Peterson is the author of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Book One in the Wingfeather Saga, and The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats. He’s also the critically-acclaimed singer songwriter and recording artist of ten albums, including Resurrection Letters II. He and his wife, Jamie, live with their two sons and one daughter in a little house they call The Warren near Nashville,Tennessee . Visit his websites: www.andrew-peterson.com and www.rabbitroom.com

As far as North! or be Eaten is concerned, I wish we would have read the first book in the series first. However, it was pretty easy to jump into the story and follow along. There were many parts where we laughed out loud (sometime just at me trying to pronounce the names of people, places and animals in the book). It definitely redeemed itself in the last 15 chapters as everything tied up and came to a close. I would say if you have a child in the 8-14 age range, this is definitely a book you should look into. It was clean, funny, family-oriented, overall great :)

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing! I had seen this book on his website but haven't had a chance to read any of them yet. Just curious... why did you read this one and not the first one first? We're big Andrew Peterson fans in the Bradley house too!

chrisa4357 said...

We got an early copy of it so that we could read and review it. We're part of a blog tour or something like that that Chris signed us up for. I'm sure we'll get the first one just because I think the series will be good for our children as they get older.

The Lourceys said...

Oh I can't wait to read it!

Shannon said...

Sounds like fun! I hope one day we can share reading a book like this with a child God blesses us with. Thanks for sharing!