Thursday, November 10, 2016

In The Land of Broken Time: The Incredible Journey by Maria Evan (Author, Illustrator), Max Evan (Author), Helen Hagon (Translator)

A young boy named Christopher wants to go visit the circus that has come to town.  His mother tells him no.  He's been ill with a cold and has a doctor visit tomorrow.  She wants him cleared by the doctor before he goes around a crowd.  He's disappointed until he figures out how to get what he wants.

The author sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and is available in Amazon Kindle form.

Christopher decides to sneak out.  After all, his parents are busy and won't notice he's gone.  He'll go, have fun, and be home before they know it.  Like all plans, this one goes awry quickly.  He gets there, manages to sneak in without a ticket, and when it seems all is lost a girl grabs his hand and ducks under the big top with him.  Her name is Sophia.  They are enjoying the show until a cleaning woman shows up and runs them off.  To hide from her, they climb in an air balloon basket.  She still finds them.  When they set the basket free to get away, they have no idea what kind of adventure they will have before they get back... 

This is a good story with a mix of magic and imagination that will make it fun to read for young ones.  The illustrations are colorful and add to the whimsical story.  There's a talking dog named Duke, two brothers who represent good and evil and a time machine.  They have to learn how to use the clock to set time back and quickly!

With a cute story line and a bit of magic and fantasy this is good tale for all young ones.

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