Saturday, March 14, 2020

The Wingfeather Saga: North! Or Be Eaten


 About the Book

Now in hardcover for the first time, featuring all-new illustrations! First they found themselves On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. Now they must make their way North! Or Be Eaten . . .

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.

In order to survive, the Igibys must flee to the safety of the Ice Prairies, where the lizardlike Fangs of Dang cannot follow. First, however, they have to escape the monsters of Glipwood Forest, the thieving Stranders of the East Ben, and the dreaded Fork Factory.

But even more dangerous are the jealousies and bitterness that threaten to tear them apart. Janner and his siblings must learn the hard way that the love of a family is more important than anything else.

Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, North! Or Be Eaten is a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers' groups are sure to enjoy discussing for its many layers of meaning. Extra features include new interior illustrations from Joe Sutphin, funny footnotes, a map of the fantastical world, inventive appendices, and fanciful line art in the tradition of the original Frank L. Baum Wizard of Oz storybooks. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I had never heard of these books until now. This genre is not my go to but I thought I would give it a try and see if I would enjoy North! Or Be Eaten. I love how imaginative the author is and the world that is created. The many quirky characters make this book what it is and I think a broad age group will enjoy it! The storyline for me got a little muddled in the middle. I liked the illustrations though that added a lot. I am going to share this book with others that I know will love it! 

Three stars.

"I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review." 


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