Maria is occupied with trying to earn her doctorate, and she's far too busy for adventures. But when the library books she needs are unexpectedly borrowed (by a dragon) she finds herself on a quest to find the books, the dragon, a sword, courage, and the greatest cake recipe in the world... not to mention the last chapter of her thesis. An adventure for children of all ages.
About the Author
Thomas Thurman, known by many as Marnanel is originally from Hitchin in England but is now often found around Pennsylvania with his family. A programmer (you can read more about my life as a programmer) and a poet (you can read some of my work on his site). And he likes chocolate.
Reading this story was a delight. Thomas has captured a fun and humorous way of sharing about overcoming obstacles, making friends and dealing with the unexpected.
The journey with Maria is a fun and adventurous journey that no kid should not have the opportunity to take. Each chapter is short enough for a quick read for a bedtime story, though it's hard to read just one chapter at a time.
This book makes for a great read for 3rd/4th/5th graders for a school book report or even pleasure reading.
My daughter (age 8, 3rd grade) was able to read this book on her own and easily understood it. Thomas does an excellent job of describing new words to the kids (and adults like me that don't have a great big vocabulary!).
I recommend this to all, young and old alike!
You can read the first two chapters online here.
This books was provided by author in exchange for my honest review.