Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Today's read... Someone for Sasquatch by Jeanne Moran

Today's read should be packed with fantasy. I haven't read a sasquatch read in quite a while, but I have the feeling this book holds more than that. Honestly, I'm not sure what to expect, so I'm just going to dive right in and see what happens.

by Jeanne Moran
Middle Grade Fantasy
224 pages
ages 8 to 12

When some of her magic-filled arrows don't work, a creative Friendship Fairy invents a new way to connect humans. A rule-following Love Fairy makes trouble for her by reporting this violation to Headquarters. Other fairies begin to take sides.

To settle the growing conflict, Headquarters creates a contest. The two fairies are challenged to find a human companion for the loneliest creature on earth: Sasquatch.

But while the two fairies bicker and compete, they learn about a plot to destroy not only Sasquatch but all cryptid species-including fairies...

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/125702131-someone-for-sasquatch
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Someone-Sasquatch-Jeanne-Moran/dp/B0C1J1LZ5C
B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/someone-for-sasquatch-jeanne-moran/1143499420
BOOKSHOP: https://bookshop.org/p/books/someone-for-sasquatch-jeanne-moran/20088109


Fantasy, mother nature, and friendship come together in an adventurous read with a touch of humor and tons of heart.

As the last remaining of her kind, the Sasquatch is the loneliest creature on Earth. Father Time and Mother Nature are determined to help her find a companion, and humans appear to be the best shot at success, but it's unclear how that will work. When two fairies are discovered to have broken the rules, they are placed in a head-to-head competition to see which one finds a companion for the Sasquatch first. Not only are these two fairies as different from each other as fire is to water, but they soon run across a larger problem. Something or someone is plotting to destroy the magical creatures completely, and to save everyone, they need to learn to work together.

This book dives into a rich fantasy world, which holds not only fairies, trolls, and other mythical creatures but also weaves in fantastical entities such as Mother Nature, Father Time and more. Then, the author throws in modern humans to create two realms joined by portals. To make this even more exciting, the fantasy realm carries familiar aspects from the modern world. It creates a rich world with enough familiarity to draw in, while still allowing the dreams of fantasy to work their magic.

The characters hold quite a bit of personality and spunk. It's fun to meet every single one. The back-and-forth especially between the fairies adds humor, even when more serious tones sink in. Along with the humor and mystery, there are also important messages about friendship. Not only are the fairies very serious about their mission to join humans, but while helping Sasquatch and solving the other problems, they also need to learn to get along themselves. It creates a fun read with heart for more than just fairy fans.

And here she is...

Challenge and change energize me.

In my career as a pediatric physical therapist, I helped hundreds of children gain strength and motor skills. That left me time (ha!) to teach Sunday School, direct an after-school program, organize an international student-athlete exchange, and help plan and implement construction of a new community playground. Along the way, I learned a bit about tang soo do and sudoku, tap dancing and German, whole foods cooking, and the fun of selling on eBay. Anything to avoid cleaning! 

I write fiction and nonfiction for young and young-minded readers surrounded by vinyl records, countless books, and lots of dust bunnies.  


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