In a town of word weavers, Mary struggles through her third year of Novice Word Weaving. It’s even more embarrassing considering her mother’s fine talent at weaving tales. A chance meeting with a gnome-elf might change her luck. Instead, the wish he grants her leads to her weaving strange yarn charms that accompany her still pathetic stories.
I absolutely loved this story for its unique plot, the author’s engaging storytelling, and its wonderful message. The Weaver by Kai Strand is a beautifully written fantasy chapter book for tweens. Strand draws upon her love of crafting stories for the book’s plot. Imagine how you would feel if your mother was the best at the one thing you couldn’t do right. What would it be like to stand out among an entire community of people for your lack of a certain skill? This is exactly where Mary finds herself. Even worse, when she thinks all that will change thanks to her wish, she discovers she still can’t weave a good yarn like her mother. Strand does an excellent job of making the reader care for Mary and has us wishing things will turn out right.
A touching and sometimes funny story is what you’ll find in The Weaver.
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- Paperback:94 pages
- Publisher:Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (December 10, 2010)
- ISBN-13: 978-1616331221
- SRP: $9.95
Also available in a hardcover and a Kindle edition.
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation of any kind for this review.