Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Amos Daragon The Mask Wearer by Bryan Perro

Amos just wanted to help the dying mermaid, but when she gives him a mask and a quest, he gets a lot more than he bargained for...

Delacorte Press for Young Readers  published this book in February and sent me a copy for review (thank you).  This edition was translated by Y. Maudet, and is the first in this twelve book series.  It's written for ages 8-12.

Four masks were endowed with elemental powers and Amos holds one.  He doesn't understand what he holds, but he knows the mermaid gave him a task and he tries to accomplish it.

My favorite part of this story is when Amos meet Beorf, who is a humanimal.  He can shapeshift into a bear.  And having Medusa in the story makes it more interesting, too.

This is a good fantasy and action tale for young ones.   It will get their imagination flowing.

Visit your local bookstore for a copy and let your child take a walk on the wild side...

Happy reading!

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