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Wendy Nystrom is a published author with Anchor Group Publishing, a wife, and a mother of three wonderful children. Wendy grew up in St. Paul, MN, and has lived at different points in her life in Minnesota, Texas, Idaho, Colorado, West Virginia, and Iceland. She currently resides in Michigan (USA). Wendy is an avid reader of many different genres; she love adventures; and devotes some of her time to being active in schools, the local library, and other community projects. She earned a BA in Geography concentration Urban Planning at Texas State University. Wendy began writing children stories in 2005 while living in the wonderful country of Iceland. Her writing style is, imagine yourself sitting around a campfire deep in the mountains with a huge moon above. The mountains all around you while the story teller weaves a tale of adventure with a splash of fun as a pebble skips across the water. You can keep up with Wendy’s writing adventures at her blog wendysbookcase.com, facebook https://www.facebook.com/Wendysbookcase and twitter/wbnystrom.
“Here within lies a tale of a young boy named James, which takes place in a far away island nation of Iceland.”
Travel along with James up the mountain, soaring through the air with his friends he meets along the way to reach the moon.
As usual with children’s books we start with Junior Reviewer Gallataea (age 6) and her thoughts on the book.
“I liked all of the story. Especially when Jmes got to touch the moon. He’s so lucky he got to meet a fairy and ride a dragon! Can we go to Iceland so I can meet Matthias and Syvok?”
That was pretty much said in one string of nonsense mind you lol.
Anyway, James Saves the Moon is about a little boy named James who moves from America to a little town in Iceland. The first time he sees the moon it’s so big he believes if he climbs the mountain near his home, he’ll be able to touch it. Along the way to the top of the mountain, he meets an Icelandic Fairy named Syvok, and the infamous blue dragon on the cover (as well as the bookplates, bookmarks, and all things Wendy), Matthias.
This was by far the cutest story I’ve read in awhile. It’s a bit long for the really small (Micah the junior junior reviewer gave up around page 5 lol) but for kindergarteners till about third or fourth grade will enjoy this story a lot.
It’s definitely a wonderful introduction into the wonderful world of the Icelandic myths and lores.
I give this book 5 of 5 stars