Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Prince Who Fell From the Sky by John Claude Bemis
Casseomae is a bear who lives in the forest and stays away from the wolves. The coyotes are annoying, but not life threatening. When a sky vehicle crashes in the woods, she never expected a skinless one to emerge still alive.
Random House Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss allowed me to download a copy of this book for review (thank you). It will be published May 22nd, so make a note to pick it up later at your local bookstore.
The title intrigued me and the story was just what I enjoy in a book. Animals that talk to each other and work together on their goals, a kind bear taking a young boy on as her "cub" and working on getting him to safety, survival in the woods and more.
This fantasy novel set in the future has a ring of truth in it. I wouldn't be surprised if the humans of today don't end up destroying our world as we know it one day. This new world is not a safe place to be and that's what makes the story so much fun to read. As the big bear, the little man, a dog and a rat make their way to where it might be safe, it's long hard journey with everyone paying a cost. And it's a very good read.
Why not get a copy of this book for your young fantasy reader? It has enough action to keep reader's fascinated by that entertained, too. Or, is you're like me, older folks can read this book and be enchanted by the story, too.