“What ever the cause of our troubles we can use them to construct sturdy inner self or we will live a defeated life.”
The Boy Who Walked Away, by Nancy Janes, is a futuristic fantasy story written for young adults. Set in 2162, during wartime, this story is of a ten year old boy, Jal, who’s parents are sent to war and is left behind with his uncle. When his uncle does not return when expect, Jal goes out. He wakes up beneath a willow tree with a voice telling him to go to his Grandfather Moutyn. Jal also is connected to a butterfly, Bea, and a swan, Sammie. Together the three go on their journey to Jal’s grandfather. On the way Bea and Sammie teach Jal about their history as well as life lessons.
This is an interesting book to read. I struggled with getting into the book, but once the story line was developed it moved swiftly and was easier to understand. While this book was written for young adults, this could also be a good story to read to elementary age children as a bedtime story. This story is built on an adventure. There are some areas in the story that younger children may not understand, but they will enjoy the talking butterfly and swan.
This story can be used to teach children to use their struggles to get stronger as well as to be thankful and help others. I enjoyed the reference to well known children stories, such as the three pigs and the three bears.
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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Nancy Janes writes short stories and poetry.
This book can be purchased at: https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Who-Walked-Way/dp/1479139076