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Unlocking the Poet's Realm

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ISBN13: 9781432737146
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Discover the Magical World Where Animals Run the Planet

Life in the seventh grade isn't easy for Minnie.

Ignored by her parents, she's picked on and bullied by

other kids in her class. Then one day, she discovers a

magic box that transports her to another land, far off

in the future. Called Buval, this place is fi lled with

giant talking bees, magical apes, vicious monsters

and other bizarre creatures. But this is no pleasure

trip. The animals that have dominion over this land

have brought her here for one very specifi c reason:

to save their world from an evil presence that intends

to destroy all that is good.

Now, armed only with her wits and a cryptic poem

setting out her task, Minnie embarks on a treacherous

journey across a strange land that's teeming with

wicked beasts and danger at every turn.

Can Minnie discover the confi dence and belief in

herself that she requires to fulfi ll such a mission?

How she copes with every situation could mean the

survival or downfall of the animals' world — and of

her own.

See if YOU can uncover the riddles of the poem

before Minnie, revealing where she must go and

what she must do next.

Filled with adventure and mystery, Unlocking

the Poet's Realm will keep you guessing until the

gripping climax.

Synopsis:

Life in the seventh grade isn't easy for Minnie, and then one day, she discovers a magic box that transports her to another land in the future. The animals that have dominion over this land have brought her here for one very specific reason: to save their world from an evil presence.

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Jennmarie68, May 24, 2012 (view all comments by Jennmarie68)
The message in this book was awesome. I think that most kids (and adults) today could benefit from reading Minnie's inspiring journey through Buval. The book deals with self-esteem, self-worth, pride, and even bullying. It's very relevant to what most kids are dealing with on a regular basis.

I LOVED Minnie. She started out unsure of herself and afraid to stand up for herself. She is living in a home without love. Her parents seem to be in a loveless relationship, which has lead to Minnie feeling unloved. Minnie's only positive outlet seems to be her neighbor Issac. Although there are some "shady" dealings with the disappearance of Issac's wife and her parents discourage her from spending time with him. Minnie is bullied at school - which ultimately leads to her journey to Buval. Through her journey she finds herself and realizes that her perception of herself is wrong and that she is a worthy person and has gifts that she can share with others if she just believes in herself.

Buval is an enchanting place. The animals in Buval are very similar to animals that we are familiar with, but there are slight differences. The descriptions of these animals was great. I really liked that they were animals that we would be familiar with but yet were still different enough to make the story exciting. Not that the story needed the added excitement, but it did add to it. The story itself was very exciting. As Minnie is sent on a quest through Buval she finds herself in many predicaments. Each one a unique situation that requires Minnie to believe in herself and her abilities to get through. The journey centers on a poem that acts as a riddle to help Minnie continue on her journey. I liked the poem idea, it was different and it was fun to try and work the riddles out as the story progressed. My only criticism is that the book took me a while to read. I'm hard headed and won't put a book down until I finish it, but for someone with a little less patience it might be a bit overwhelming. But the end of the journey and the end of the story are well worth the wait.

While I enjoyed the book as an adult I think that for a pre-teen/teen dealing with self-esteem issues it would be very beneficial for them to read. The theme of self-worth is strewn throughout the book and I think is presented in a way that can help a child see themselves and their own self-worth through Minnie's story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781432737146
Author:
Wiebusch, Matt
Publisher:
Outskirts Press
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
506
Dimensions:
6.14x9.21x1.02 in. 1.54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Life in the seventh grade isn't easy for Minnie, and then one day, she discovers a magic box that transports her to another land in the future. The animals that have dominion over this land have brought her here for one very specific reason: to save their world from an evil presence.
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