Benny Moon wants to be a motocross champion.
Benny Moon comes from a long line of champion racers. As the big race approaches, Benny feels lost and lonely. His father leaves home, his mother is always working, and a fellow racer bullies Benny on the track. When Benny believes his thirteenth birthday has been forgotten, he runs away from home.
Deep in the woods, Benny is befriended by an owl who takes him on a magical adventure around the Native American Medicine Wheel. With a touch of Owl’s wing, Benny flies off to meet his animal spirit guides.
An Eagle, a Coyote, a Bear and a Buffalo help Benny solve problems and cope with feelings of loneliness, disappointment and anger. Join Benny as he races the Medicine Wheel and learns how to win—on the track and in his life.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this book for my nephew entering middle school for the first time, and ended up enjoying it myself! It was a great way to learn about the medicine wheel and Native American traditions in a fun and quick format. My nephew devoured it in one sitting and enjoyed reading about Benny's motocross racing. My nephew was able to relate to some of the challenges Benny faces on the track and in dealing with missing a parent and dealing with a fellow racer that pushes his buttons. Benny's journey around the Medicine Wheel provides him a simple way to get in touch with feelings of disappointment and anger...all with an exciting race at the finish. We can't wait for the next Benny Moon story to come out!
I purchased this book with hopes of learning about the Medicine Wheel in an easy to read and understandable format. It worked! I learned about motocross racing too! However, the real surprise in this book are all the "lessons" Benny learns; understanding, patience, even meditation, to name just a few. I can't wait to read about Benny's next adventure! Benny Moon - what are you up to now?