Will Wilder

The Relic of Perilous Falls
Author(s): 
Raymond Arroyo
ISBN: 
553 539 590
Copyright: 
2016
Publisher: 
Crown Books for Young Readers
Series: 
Will Wilder
Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

I am delightfully surprised by this new children's book. The author is talented and the story progresses without you noticing it... Yes, the story grabbed me from the first chapter, and that is a lot to say for this reviewer who is a mother of seven and has read many children's books to her kids. I liked many things about it. Like Frodo and Sam in Lord of The Rings--and all of us ordinary people--Will isn't perfect. He is an ordinary kid called to an important mission. His family and his town are realistic, and the mystery, dangers and mishap well told. The story includes many references to Catholic traditions and theology. I can see myself holding a captive audience when my grandchildren are old enough to enjoy this story!

Perspective: 
Judeo-Christian
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