“Cyber Writers and the Zebra of Life” by Karen Kostlivy {Review}

Title: Cyber Writers and the Zebra of Life
Author: Karen Kostlivy
ISBN: 978-0615362267
Publisher: 3L Publishing
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Published: April 26, 2010
Length: 136 Pages
Price: $8.95
Paperback

This book was provided to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.

From the Publisher:
Mason Witt, a skateboarding American teenager catapults himself into the greatest adventure of his life after reading the plight of a new Cyber Writer from Africa. Lutalo knew he would come so he sent Mason an urgent plea for help. His village has lost its precious Zebra of Life and his father has gone missing in the pursuit of the evil men who stole it. Here begins this thrilling adventure of two boys, a smart- talking panther, and an amazing zebra that sustains life. Come and join Mason and Lutalo on this fantasy adventure … follow the arrow. This fantasy adventure guarantees to delight and entertain young readers as they take an incredible journey through the heart of Africa and learn about courage, family, friendship, trust and loyalty.

My Review

Often times, young boys dislike reading. It’s a sad truth. If given Cyber Writers and the Zebra of Life, young boys would likely actually enjoy reading! This is just such a cool story about a young boy who is magically transported to Africa and undertakes a heroic adventure with a friend found through Cyber Writers, an electronic penpal circle. The pair (Mason and Lutalo) take on the African jungle and dangerous kidnappers to save Lutalo’s father and the magical Zebra of Life.

This story is full of imagination and would easily transport a young mind straight into the heart of Africa puts the reader right in the action. I would easily recommend this book to any boy…likely ages 8-13 would enjoy it best…or any young reader for that matter. Parents, if your son is reluctant to read, try handing him this book and watch as he finds out what a book can do for a young mind.

For more information about this book, click here for the website.

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3 Comments

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