My review of Planet Ben by Susan Wiiliams
16 hours ago
Come on an eye-opening tour of the natural world's most incredible features.Meet some of Earth's most fascinating mammals and birds, experience its most extreme weather, explore the depths of its oceans, and witness the extraordinary power of volcanoes and earthquakes.Discover the dramatic forces that have shaped our planet, and the huge variety of creatures that call it home.
Let me tell you a tale of a world with three suns...of a gleaming pearl palace...and the elf-princess, Imagia, who dreams of playing with friends, like any other child. But she can t be like other kids she s a princess. Imagia's time is filled with the lessons that will allow her to rule one day. She isn't allowed to leave the palace, where her only contact is with grownups. So, she is left to imagine what it might be like if she could be like other elf kids.
That imagination is the princess s best gift (although she is also rather fond of a certain bag of magic pearls). Imagia's imagination is very strong, and she uses it to understand the world around her. She really does try to be good, and she respects her parents. But, when yet another birthday comes along, and she is again stuck inside the palace, Imagia is frustrated. She gives in to temptation when she stumbles upon a way to sneak out of the palace and meet some friends.
Imagia does find friends in the forest, but finds scary stuff too. She learns that both friendship and danger can come in strange forms, as her seemingly innocent excursion takes unexpected twists and turns. The princess journeys to the Green Towers along with her new friend, Flutterwalk. Together, they must outwit the evil witch-queen, Baddora, and her winged pet. During her adventures, Imagia makes many discoveries the most important being the true power of imagination.
Come inside and grab a comfy chair while I tell you the story. Would you care to join me for a sweet potato?
M.T., Mapmaker and Storyteller
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