Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chin and the Magic Stones

Author: L. J. Salazar
Reading level: Ages 7-12
Paperback: 108 pages
Publisher: iUniverse.com; 1st edition (February 24, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0595531571

Book description from back cover:

Ten-year-old Chin loves to dream about having grand adventures. But nothing much ever happens in the sleepy little city of Kirkland, Washington, so Chin usually ends up playing with his loyal dog, Eagle, and reading thrilling stories. But one afternoon, both their lives change forever.

While helping his father out in the yard, Chin discovers a shiny rock near the garden pond, and he picks it up. Once he does, Eagle begins to talk! At that moment he realizes that the stone holds magical powers. But why is it in his yard?

My Review:

This fun adventure story is a wonderful read for boys, especially. When Chin finds a magic stone and his dog, Eagle, begins to talk, he knows that things have changed in a drastic way, but how and why are the questions he begins to explore. This is a magical story that will delight ages 7-12 and hold their interest throughout the entire book. It also teaches kids to trust themselves and believe in positive results.
(Thank you to the author for my review copy.)


Laura said...

My grandson loved it! I saw in another blog that they are working on the screenplay. If this for real? do you know the author? is a movie coming?

Thanks for all your reviews! we picked couple of good reads thanks to you.

Barbara said...

Laura- I didn't know about the screenplay! Now I'm excited!

So glad you have discovered books here that your family and/or friends could enjoy.