Monday, May 25, 2015

Anzard by Christopher Conroy

Displaying Anzard.jpgBook Description:
Ten-year-old Justin Cavell prays for his parents' safety as they fly a single-engine airplane through a treacherous storm. While Justin waits at home for good news with his grandparents, he discovers a mysterious comic book in his bedroom. The book, "The Path of Possibilities," will lead him on a journey that will test his inner strength and resources in magical ways beyond his wildest imaginings.

Justin is shocked to meet Poofy, an enchanted creature called an Anzard: part angel, part wizard. In an unexpected answer to Justin's prayers for help, Poofy leads Justin down the Path of Possibilities and into the strange new world of the planet Spiritania.

Justin and Poofy join forces with the Tribe of Truth, a gang of animal guides consisting of a turtle, an eagle, a chipmunk, and a strange goat-man named Billy. When the evil witch Nosefeen sends a swarm of Batflies to capture Poofy, Justin and the Tribe band together to rescue the Anzard. By listening to his inner voice and calling on his own reserves of courage and smarts, Justin has the chance to save Poofy "and" ensure the safety of his parents back on Earth.

My Thoughts:
This was a good children's fantasy book.  Justin is waiting with his grandparents and older sister for his parents plane to land safely and is going to read a strange comic book he found.  He prays for his parents and Poofy is he answer.  Poofy is a mix of angle and wizard going to help Justin in a strange world he finds himself in.  Together they go on a magical journey that will forever change him.
It took me a bit to get used to the writing style, but this really is a good book for kids.  Justin is just your average kid, but his parents are coming home and there is a bad storm so begins his strange and magical journey.  I liked Poofy!  The story was cute and I liked that there were lessons to be learned throughout the whole book.  
This was a 3/5 for me.  I do believe kids will enjoy it, but not to the level of YA.

Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book (via PUYB).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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