The next book in the Invisible Tails Series by Davy Liu is out and it is superb!
Young Jordan is a donkey without a job. Even the goat tells him so. Everyone has something important to do, but Jordan. To make matters worse, Jordan misses his father and wishes he would come home.
The sheep is so proud that her Benny is going to be The One this year. Jordan and his animal friends are excited for Benny, that is until they find out that the one who goes to the Palace of Smoke never returns. The next morning Jordan is missing and his friends fear he may have been sold, but then they see him carrying an important guest through the city.
When Jordan’s important guest is tied up and taken away, the animals don’t know why. Then Benny disappears and Jordan, along with the piglet twins, Jen and Tyle go out to search for him.
Will they find Benny? Will he really go the the Palace of Smoke and never return? What will happen to Jordan’s important guest? Will Jordan’s father come home? And how about Jordan? How will he discover his destiny?
In this latest release from Davy Liu and his Invisible Tails Series, the author tells the story of Jesus’ return to Jerusalem and his arrest and crucifixion from the perspective of the animals living in the stable. It is amazing how Liu can transfer such human qualities to these animals: Jordan’s lack of feeling special and his impatience to discover his destiny, the disdain of the goat, the wisdom of the old camel, Melchior, and the overt pride of Benny’s mother.
I fell in love with this series from the very first book, Fire Fish, and Liu’s past work with Disney Feature Animation truly shines through in every one of his books. From the stunning illustrations to the masterful storytelling, Liu provides Christian readers with the kind of material that can be used at home or during Sunday school. My children absolutely adore the Invisible Tails Series, and every book we’ve received has been treasured and read numerous times.
This series of books would make an excellent Christmas gift for your young reader. Amazon is marketing these books for 9-12-year-olds, but my daughters were 4 and 6 when we read the first book and they were able to understand the message with very little direction, so younger readers will certainly like these books to be read to them and will enjoy reading them on their own when they get older.
The postcard I received with Jordan’s Guest says that the next book in this series, The Royal Feast is due out next year. I simply can’t wait for this lion’s perspective of Daniel.
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