BOOK REVIEW-THE THICKETY A PATH BEGINS

Hey guys! I’m back with this thriller book called THE THICKETY A PATH BEGINS by J.A. White. This is  a suspense book for children.

It is about magic and a brother and sister’s love. Kara Westfall is 12 .When she was 5 her mother Helena Westfall was accused as a bad witch and killed that was because the village where they lived was a total non-magic place. Taff Westfall (Kara’s brother)  had never seen his mother, he was a brave and adventurous boy and loved his sister. Helena knew that if Kara believed that her mother was every bit of monster that people whispered about then Kara would start using her powers  with respect to all dangers . In fact Helena was a good witch who sacrificed herself for her children. Soon enough Kara started using her powers she had the power to command animals even the most dangerous ones. I felt that the author has made the book enjoyable for a whole family by adding bits of humour.

Anyway   here’s a sneak peak of Kara’s mother-like love for her little brother Taff-

‘’I’m fine’’ Taff said.

‘’Did you eat anything ‘’

He shook his head. ‘’I was hungry before, but I can’t find Father. He must be out in the field somewhere. They got our barn instead of the door. I don’t know what it is but it smells disgusting, and not in a good way. Did Father clean it yet?’’ ‘’I’m sure he meant to,’’ Kara said. Except he’s too busy feeling sorry for himself to actually not do any work. The thought came unbidden, and Kara scolded herself for such unkindness. I really do need sleep. The important thing was that the barn was clean again; before entering the house, she had scraped off the chunks, and then used a brush and hot water to scrub away the smaller pieces.

Kara boiled some potatoes, then mashed them with salt, butter, and cinnamon. Using her finger tips, she molded the mixture into simple shapes-a star, a boat, a flower- and placed the plate in front of Taff.

‘’ You need to eat,’’ she said, kissing him on the forehead. It was clammy.-

This fictional book has been divided into two books the first one is ‘The Thickety A Path Begins ‘ and ‘The Thickety The Whispering Trees’ which I yet have to read. I think this book is a hit, so I’ll give it five scoops out of five! BYE!!!!

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Book Review- The Big Book Of World Mythology

This book written by Reeja Radhakrishnan for kids is wonderful! It tells you about the stories that people all over the world believe in or in better words the ‘Mythology’ of the world. Sit back and enjoy reading mythologies from Sweden, China, Rome, India, Egypt, Russia, North and South America, Oceania and much more!!! Reeja is a columnist and writes for children, she now lives and works in Chennai.

In this book ‘Mwindo The Boy Warrior’ is one of  my favourite mythologies from Africa. I also enjoy the stories from India. I think the Swedish tales were a bit boring, but every other story was fabulous! I totally recommend this book to everyone.  This book gives you insight of a particular region. This book sent me turning pages all night.

Every story starts with an introduction where writer tells you where the story comes from and it also tells a fact about the place. Each fact tempted me to read more and dig into that story.

Well, so its time to grab this book and enjoy it.

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