Svetlana Kovalkova-McKenna has studied Journalism and Broadcasting at Moscow State University in Russia and has a Liberal Arts Degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a writer, an artist and a member of Nashville Artist Guild, mother of three, and a believer in fairytales
Oberonby Svetlana Kovalkova-McKenna
Our main character, Oberon, is a fifteen-year-old orphan. He wants to avoid being drafted into King Ajax's army. After he escapes from recruiters, he is immersed in a world of war, politics, and magic. Dwarves, elves, werewolves, magic, love and combat, this story-poem has it all. It is done in a new "combination poetry" style that
Our main character, Oberon, is a fifteen-year-old orphan. He wants to avoid being drafted into King Ajax's army. After he escapes from recruiters, he is immersed in a world of war, politics, and magic. Dwarves, elves, werewolves, magic, love and combat, this story-poem has it all. It is done in a new "combination poetry" style that has good old quatrains blended with haiku, cinquains, senryu and more.
Here is a small taste of what a treat awaits you if you read the entire book:
"...From inside the mountain, a giant bloodhound runs out.
He has a sword cut, an arrow wound, and blisters from the fire.
He licks the Dwarf King's hand and at Oberon he growls.
Dwarf King looks up at Oberon, "He smells the werewolf in you, son. Wanna tell us about it?"
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Oberon At the heart of most children's stories, you will find a morality play that mirrors the problems and uncertainty children face while growing up. All of us like to believe in magic, and you will find the best of it in this lyrical account of Oberon's struggle against tyranny, injustice, and fear. Oberon's adventures began with his escape from recruiters who want to draft him into King Ajax's army. His encounter with a werewolf is his first great test. Others are soon to follow. He quickly discovers that he is not alone in his quest, and joins with a host of other delightful characters who face similar problems. This story could become a very useful teaching tool for teachers and parents who want to introduce their children to the world of poetry. For those who want to read it just for the enjoyment of a story well told, Oberon is sure to entertain.
Oberon is a brave young orphan boy who does not want to fight in the evil King Ajax's army. During his journey to freedom, he runs into werewolves, a beautiful elvin princess, and winds up fighting on the side of the dwarves. Oberon is a hero in a fantasy world that any young boy would love to be a part of. This story, written by Svetlana Kovalkova-McKenna and her eleven-year-old son Konstantin, combines various poetry styles and immerses the reader in a world of magnificent adventure. At the end of the book, Svetlana has included a sampling of each poetry style, written by Konstantin. This book could easily be used as a fun teaching tool to inspire the love of poetry in any child.
I read this story to my friend's children and they enjoyed it so much that we had to act it out afterwards. They loved the battles and the scariness of the werewolves. I found it to be a lovely little fantasy story with a wonderful mixture of poetries that encouraged me to read it quite a few times so I could get a feeling of the energy of the writer. This is the second children's book I have read by this author and I enjoy the contrast of stories.