Monday, December 12, 2011

Book Review: Iris and the Dragonflies



Book Review: Iris and the Dragonflies

I am very happy to say that I have found another YA book for Joshua to enjoy. While reading other reviews of this book, I see that many people make reference to this book as being for young girls, but I found it to be a book that boys could enjoy also. Joshua loves reading books on my Kindle, and he enjoys mysteries. I typically read these books first, to ensure they are appropriate for him, then I allow him to read them. My kids are big into magic, and Santa might even be bringing one of them a magic kit:) So, when I proofed this book and saw that it contained a story about magic and mystery, I knew he'd enjoy it.

We are in the unique position of having Aaron return to school after three years of homeschooling, following a bullying incident at his former school. While Joshua is younger than Aaron, he is more advanced than him in certain areas, some of it relating to Aaron's medical and learning disabilities. I often have Joshua read aloud to both Aaron and Logan. In this story, there are bullies, and I felt like it was a story that all three boys would enjoy, and lessons they'd be able to take away from it. So, I had Joshua read it aloud to his brothers. I don't ever want to spoil a story by revealing too much, so I've just included the book summary for you. I would highly recommend this story to anyone who's kids enjoy magic and mystery as well!

Book Summary:

Iris, a feisty, solitary, eleven-year-old girl prefers being down by the creek near her house more than anywhere else in the world. School is nothing but a joyless prison and uninterested in her classmates she spends each day gazing out the window, waiting for the dismissal bell to ring. Her only friends are the dragonflies who flit through the shoulder high bulrushes growing along the creek's banks. Iris discovers the dragonflies are more than they appear to be and that she is the key to resolving an age-old battle between light and dark, good and evil. She has the ability to unleash the power of the Earth to restore the balance that has been lost. This however is not what the Solaris have in mind. They are the world's most powerful Evil and Iris is the only one who can stop them! Will Iris and her friends be able to win this battle? Iris and the Dragonflies is empowering, and a must read for all girls.

About the Author:

Rosemary Danielis grew up in a part of Montreal, Quebec, Canada that no longer exists. The creek in the woods behind her small apartment is now an industrial development. Rosemary pursued her passion for literature and obtained a degree in English and Communications from McGill University. Rosemary has also written numerous online articles which can be found on her website: www.RosemaryDanielis.com. "Iris and the Dragonflies" was written for her children who rekindled her love for books and fantastical stories. Rosemary still lives in Montreal, the woods and the creek live on in her heart while the bugs and the flowers thrive in her beautiful garden. www.IrisAndTheDragonflies.com.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

Thanks for the awesome review, Karen!