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Posted November 28, 2012
Adventure with heart!
Noah is a fifth grader who is regularly bullied by an older boy, Kevin, and his followers. Other than science with his favorite teacher, Mr. Porter, school life is far from enjoyable for young Noah.
One day, when Mr. Porter is mysteriously absent from the classroom, Noah stands up to Kevin and the knock-on effects lead him to discover two puzzle pieces that transport him to the titular Nameless World.
This new and fantastically imagined world is a wonderful place filled with the strangest of creatures and vegetation - some of which can even talk. Problems not dissimilar to those of our own world are starting to take their toll in ‘The Nameless World’ as nature suffers at the hands of those who seek to plunder its wildlife for their own pleasure.
It seems that destiny has a hero’s adventure in mind for Noah as he is quickly pulled into helping those that want to save their world as he seeks his way back home. Noah must dig deep to overcome his fears and do what he knows is right before attempting to leave his new-found friends.
I was pulled quickly into this story and found myself rooting for Noah every step of the way. There is a clear moral message which is delivered without lecturing and which never interferes with the reader’s enjoyment.
It is rare to find books for children as well written and descriptively crafted as this one. If you are a parent and wish to treat your child to a riveting read while encouraging them to consider the effects of the way we treat our planet then this is the book for you.
I highly recommend ‘The Nameless World’.
Posted December 20, 2011
¿The Nameless World¿ is a wonderful and colourful adventure book with a vital environmental and spiritual message.
Noah, the main protagonist is very young, shy, insecure and full of fear. He is bullied at school on regular basis. His self-esteem is at the lowest possible level. One day at school when he finds out that his favourite teacher - Mr. Potter is gone, Noah gets into big troubles with bullies and skips school. Or at least this is what he thinks has happened.
When Noah wakes up, he finds himself in the magical Nameless World, full of unusual creatures and amazing vegetation.
While travelling through the unknown land, Noah meets Grelgor who agrees to help him find Chatnoir, a powerful and wise being who may be able to help Noah to get back home.
Heather Payer-Smith did a fantastic job writing great dialogues and coming up with remarkable creatures inhabitating fascinating world.
I would recommend this book to any parent. In fact I think everyone should have a copy at home to help children overcome their fears and help them to learn that destroying the natural environment has consequences.
I¿m looking forward to reading the second installment.