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When Billy and his friends are not jumping off waterfalls, avoiding animal traps, crossing the ocean, sneaking through caves or escaping a prison ...
When Billy and his friends are not jumping off waterfalls, avoiding animal traps, crossing the ocean, sneaking through caves or escaping a prison they're facing their nemesis Cobra, who wants nothing more than for them all to disappear.
With no other way to get home, and the well being of the entire island resting on his shoulders, Billy must discover the key to reclaiming the medallion and its tremendous power. One way or another, this adventure will change Billy, and life on the island, forever.
Best-selling author and film director Alex Kendrick (The Love Dare, Courageous) and Youth for Christ veteran Bill Muir bring us this exciting novelization of The Lost Medallion movie.
Posted October 3, 2013
The Lost Medallion is a delightful kids’ tale that follows young Billy Stone in an adventure through time.
Billy’s father is an archaeologist that has sunk most of his career into finding this lost medallion that once protected their island from harm. When Billy attempts to find the medallion without his dad’s help, he and his best friend Allie are magically sent back in time.
Billy and Allie connect with young King Huko and his friend, Anui. As the four young people come together in a quest to find the medallion, they learn that it has fallen into the hands of the evil Cobra, a malevolent king bent on controlling the islands and all their residents.
There are several uniquely intriguing elements to this book, each of which is designed to capture the hearts and minds of young readers. First, a selling point for the book is that a feature film was created out of this story, so readers can look forward to watching a movie version after completing the book. Additionally, the book features QR codes on a number of pages, each of which links to film clips to draw the reader deeper into the story.
Lastly, the authors included moral lessons within each character’s development, so as to subtly encourage young readers to think about their own lives and the character traits they want to develop. Whether children read this book alone or listen as an adult reads it out loud, there are numerous life lessons to learn through these pages.
Posted August 16, 2013
This book is a great read for your tween. I think boys and girls alike would enjoy this book full of adventure, tension and brave kids.
I have not seen the movie but now I would like to. The neat thing about this book is that there are QR codes throughout so the reader can scan it on their phone and then watch that clip from the movie. Very cool.
The book does a great job of showing where true strength lies, and who give us strength and courage. What a challenge for todays tweens as they are trying desperately to find themselves in a world that is telling them they have to be a certain way to fit in. I don't know about you but I really don't want my daughter to fit in with the world, I want her to shine with the love of Jesus and this book subtly shows kids that is what really matters.
If you have a tween I highly recommend this book. Read it with them so you can discuss what is happening and how they can apply it to their lives.
A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.
Posted August 8, 2013
I love it when I come across a book for young teens that really excites me in such a way that it goes simply beyond reading an action adventure book. In The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone by talented authors Bill Muir and Alex Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous), the reader is truly in for an unforgettable experience that goes beyond your typical book. This takes the reader not only into a great story but utilizes the advancements in QR technology codes that are scattered throughout the book to link them up to video clips from the movie due out soon. This makes the adventure all the more real because you no longer have to imagine whats happening at different parts of the story, but you can actually catch glimpses into the movie while reading the book. It's like truly getting the best of both worlds, movie and book quite literally rolled into one.
The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone introduces us to the main character, Billy Stone who is the son of an archaeologist Dr. Michael Stone who has spent his entire life searching for the lost medallion that holds unlimited power to whomever possesses the item. Following a series of clues left behind from Billy's mother who was a descendant of the line of Kings that originally owned the medallion at one point, it was buried and no one has ever found it until now. Billy is excited to show his father the medallion so that their relationship can be restored since he has been so consumed with his search and has left his son as merely an afterthought.
But like all good action adventures, it wouldn't be complete without a villain, and none is greater than Mr. Cobb, a wealthy man who has slowly been buying up all rights on the island that the Stones live on. Now they are forcing the expedition for the search of the medallion to be shut down. When Mr. Cobb learns that Billy has discovered the medallion, he uses the love of his father to draw him into the open in hopes of gaining possession of the medallion for his own greed. Only Billy doesn't realize that the holder of the medallion simply has to make a wish and things begin to happen but not like he expected. It is here that the adventure takes an unexpected turn and one you'll have to find out about by picking up this book.
I received The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone by Bill Muir and Alex Kendrick compliments of B and H Publishing Group for Kids and Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for a favorable review. This is such a great book not just for young teens but I even enjoyed this one and can't wait for the DVD release later in August at your local retailer. This did come to theaters in March of 2013 but most missed it like myself. Now you can gain a deeper appreciation for the story by picking this wonderful hardcover book up for your teen. It even contains some great color stills from the movie in the center of the book. I hands down rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars.