Saturday, March 8, 2014

YA Book Review: Giants In the Land 1

Book Title: Giants in the Land: The Way of Things
Author: Clark Rich Burbridge  |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: WinePress Publishing
Published: 2012
Genre: Children's/ YA
Format: Hardcover
Cost: $12.99
Pages: 125
How I got it: BEA (Book Expo America)
Series/Stand Alone:  Series Book 1
Purchase:Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
There are Giants in the Land . . . . . . and it has always been so as far as anyone can remember. They work side-by-side with the people, and whenever there is a job too difficult or a threat too great they are there to step in. The giants' presence gives the townspeople a special confidence about life. But one morning the people discover the giants have mysteriously disappeared. Fear and panic grip the town. Someone must find them and bring them back. Thomas, a young farmer, volunteers and sets out alone on a great journey of danger and discovery. Thomas learns the true nature of giants and what it means for him and his people. Join Thomas in his timeless rite of passage and learn what it means to become something more than you have been, why it is necessary in life, and how to do it.

I truly enjoyed this book, when I met the author at Book Expo America (BEA).  He really intrigued me with his pitch of the books.  He gave a wonderful quote that I remembered for a while " Older than cabbage patch but before Vampires" It's well written and carries a great message.  I totally loved reading this book once I knew where it was coming from.

Giants In the Land and giants in our lives, this was the over arcing concept. Even the most 'simple' people can become giants by their actions.  Thomas' decision to do what no one else would do not only made him brave, but changed the course of his life, his family's life and the town's understanding of who they were.

It not only made him a hero it made him a giant, even among the giants, his actions were considered astronomical, I found it amazing that he used both a giant to his daughter (physical and emotionally due to his actions).  While realizing his own father had been to him a giant. It's beautiful and amazing book for both you and your kids.
Hope you enjoy,
Happy Reading

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