For the Kids:
Giants. Evil trees. Magic pools. Tricky toys. Heinous spiders. Talking lions. Undercover demons. Confusing tunnel mazes. Thick smoke and deceitful pills. Hideous cigar gardeners. Fairies. River monsters. Brain scrubbing, flesh biting worms. Fire bats. Evil dwarfs. A lava canyon. A metal castle. A tracker beast. Huge beetles. A wall of vipers and rats. Clown reverends. An evil being of indescribable power. A glorious, golden king. And a few soldiers doing their best to finish the fight to obtain a reward beyond imagination.
Need we say more?
For the Parents:
Have you ever wanted to protect your kids from bullies? Explain to them the value of sharing and being content with what they have? Teach them to avoid slick-talking strangers who don't have their best interests in mind? Convince them to avoid the dangers of addictive behavior? Help them to understand the temptation of materialism and the pitfalls associated with the pursuit of immediate gratification?
Strengthen their resolve to stand up for what they know is right, even in the face of intimidating forces and the threat of unjust punishment? In short, do you want your kids to approach life with a long-term worldview, governed by courage and conviction?
Travel with your kids and the characters in "Journey to the Bending Light," where every new circle in the world of Geom provides a platform for serious discussion about the dangers facing every child today. And who knows? Perhaps you'll learn something along the way.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I asolutely loved this book! My 2 children (ages 8-9) read it independently and I so enjoyed seeing their delight and wonder as they read the book. I read it to my 6 year old and I was amazed at how she was able to relate the characters' adventures and consequences to real life experiences. The lessons this book taught us are still a topic of conversation among our family. This author is truly gifted at touching the hearts and minds of both children and adults! A MUST READ. I am donating a copy to my child's school library.