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Friday, July 22, 2011

Awesome Read

Last fall my two older children joined a book club to read new and upcoming books. The book club was called BenBella books. They were chosen to read a book called The Sword of Darrow by Hal and Alex Malchow. This was an amazing book that my kids read loved. It was written by a father and son team. The son, still being a child, really wowed the world with his ideas through this book. This book was a Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings, and Percy Jackson book. It was magical, entertaining and my kids couldn't put it down. In the back of the book, there is a section where all the kids who read the book and sent in reviews are listed. If you look under Maine, you will see my two lovelies. Hunter also did a book report on this book and sent in a paper from his teacher to the author. Because of this, a copy of The Sword of Darrow is being sent to our local elementary school. Hunter was very excited about that. A few days ago, I received an email from Hal stating that he would like to set up a photo and acknowledgement for Hunter in our local newspaper. All we had to do was send him the information for our local newspaper and he would do the rest. We are anxiously awaiting the news for that.

Although I didn't read The Sword of Darrow myself, I have heard the kids talk about it around the house. This magical book was definitely one that couldn't be put down. When the kids received the final copy with all the edits and the new cover, it was reread. They were fascinated with how well this story was put together. They can't wait for the next installment to be written. They definitely will be buying that one as well.

I encourage you to read The Sword of Darrow, by Hal and Alex Malchow. It is a good read for young and old alike.

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