Thursday, January 27, 2011

Review: Lost on Spirit River by Tommy Batchelor

Lost on Spirit River by Tommy Batchelor
Publisher: Mirror Publishing
Publication Date: November 2010
Genre: MG (ages 9-12)

The Story: For ages 12 and up. Thirteen-year-old Tony's parents are in the middle of divorce, his mother sends him to his Grandpa's along the banks of the Flint River in Southwestern Georgia. With his younger cousin Kathryn, they set out to look for a Christmas tree for the holidays, along with Grandpa's aging beagle, Sally. The three become lost in a snowstorm, which has not hit Georgia in three hundred years. Finding shelter in a hidden cave, stumbling upon Native American art. Now the adventure begins. "Lost on Spirit River", is Book 1 of the Spirit River Trilogy and Tommy's first Middle grade fiction for ages 8-12.

My Review: Lost on Spirit River is an entertaining book, but some of the dialogue seemed unconsistant with young kids. But the main themes behind the story were cute. Kids working together to accomplish a task.

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