Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Oldenglen by Robin Mason and Michael Mason

Jax has no desire to move from his life in England to the US.  Even worse, they are living in the middle of nowhere.  There nearest neighbors are quite a ways down the road.  He has no friends, knows no one, and the only thing interesting is the woods.  The woods lead to the glen.  It's better than staying in the house and doing nothing, so he walks the woods and glen.

The author and Goddess Fish Blog Tours gave the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  You can buy it as an ebook or a print book on Amazon.

Jax is an interesting boy.  The longer he hangs about in the woods, the more it seems the animals are talking about him or talking to him.  It's not until he sits upon a certain rock in the woods that he realizes they really ARE talking to him.

This may sound silly to you but I've visited the Alamogordo Zoo and they have a Chihuahuan Raven there.  He was trying to talk to me so I stood there and listened.  I finally understood he was telling me his name was Eduardo.  When I asked him if that was what he was doing, he had a fit!  He was so excited some dumb human finally understood.  Animals will talk to you, not only in English, you just have to listen.

When the animals talk about the intruders in the glen, Jax decides to scope it out and see what's going on.  He's lucky enough to meet Sarah, the granddaughter of his neighbors, and to learn that she also loves the glen.  The only problem is that Sarah's grandfather intends to develop the land.  How can Jax and Sarah stop him?  Don't forget the animals...

This is a middle grade fantasy that is fun to read.  If your child loves animals, they'll love reading this book.  I'm grandma age and I still enjoyed it.  You can tell there will be more to this series and I'm interested in seeing more interaction between the two youngsters and the animals.  I'll be watching for it.

Robin Mason and Michael Mason will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Enter HERE.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the your their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE.

Good luck and happy reading!

9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Robin Mason said...

Hi Jo Ann.

Thank you for your review and for hosting Oldenglen today.

We can report that Lone Wolf, the second book in the series, will be published within weeks.

Robin and Michael Mason

Ree Dee said...

This book sounds perfect for my cousin's son! He loves to read adventure stories and he loves animals! Thank you!

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like a great book for my niece! I'm looking forward to sharing it with her - thanks for sharing!

Robin Mason said...

Thank you for stopping by. If anyone is thinking of the book for a family member, it might be useful to read the review by a 13-year-old boy on ReaderViews, which can be found here:

https://readerviewskidsarchives.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/oldenglen-by-robin-mason-and-michael-mason/

Robin Mason

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review!

--Trix

Eva Millien said...

Thanks for sharing your review, sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

Dario Z said...

I just love the book cover, it’s amazing!

Nikolina said...

I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you!