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The Conch Bearer (Brotherhood of the Conch Series #1)

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    Middle Grade Fantasy meets India

    In America, it is difficult to find good fiction about India for middle grade readers that are neither to baby-ish (picture books) nor too adult (arranged marriage). This book is one of the few that is great for a wide range of readers, including adults who may enjoy young adult fantasy. The books moves along quickly and is fun to read.

    The Conch Bearer has many classic elements of childrens' fantasy: an absent parent, longing for magic in the every day, an ardous journey, a treasured and powerful magical object, learning to trust new friends, a discovery of hidden abilities, a secret world, just out of sight. This book is not particularily orginal in those respects. What makes this book different is its setting: India. The author incorporates elements of modern day urban street life in Kolkatta (Calcutta). Poverty, orphaned children, open markets, the sights and smells of the streets are party of the story backgrounds, but luckily, we don't get mired in this. We also see the varied topography of India (inlcuding the Himalayas) as the main characters are entrusted with their task and struggle on their journey.

    All in all a fun, fantasy read for fans of the genre with a different setting. It is a great book to share as family if you are making a trip to India as it is appropriate for ages 7 and up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2009

    Exciting read for those seeking adventure and mystery

    As a young reader,like 10 of age, this book took me a bit to start but once getting to know the characters I found myself reading page after page. It was intriging trying to figure out who was the enemy. boy was I in for a surprise to discover it would be someone else. I do recommend this book to mystery,magic and adventure seekers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2003

    Balogna is cool.

    This lady goes to my church in Houston, TX. She was selling the book there and I got her autograph and the book. IT is a good suspenseful book that you can't put down. You should read it.

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