A Bird, A Girl, and a Rescue by J. A. Myhre
A Bird, A Girl, and a Rescue by J A Myhre kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. . .and I think it will you too.
A Bird, A Girl and a Rescue is the story of eleven year old Kiisa and her adventures during her first year of boarding school in Africa. Kiisa is young and misses her family but her father sends her a special bird to keep her company, Njili. Njili keeps Kiisa updated with news from home and guides her as she learns to make decisions on her own. Kiisa faces some exciting adventures as she deals with African rebels and sets out on her own rescue mission.
Myrhe writes an exciting story that is the second in her Rwendigo Tales series. The first book is about a boy, entitled, A Chameleon, A Boy, and a Quest. I just learned about this series so we have not read that book but I plan to purchase it and use both books for our homeschooling. I like that these books teach about life in Africa in a way that is interesting and will draw my child in to learn. I also like that these books help children see how they can be brave and resilient in the face of big challenges. I also found the book to be a great way to immerse my child in another culture, learning in an interesting way through Kiisa's adventures. I would highly recommend A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue. Besides being a great book to read as a homeschooler, it would also be a great book to read aloud as a family. Even as an adult, I found the story to be quite good and one that reaches through the ages to provide both entertainment and lessons to learn.
As a plus, the author donates half of her royalties to "a fund the enables real children to emerge with resilience from childhoods threatened by poverty, rebel warfare, human trafficking, malnutrition, loss and fear." Myrhe write fictional stories but she has also served as a doctor in East Africa for over two decades so she knows about the culture that she writes about.
I received a copy of this book from New Growth Press. I was not required to write a review in exchange for the book.