Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mystical Aria, Seeking the Gallion Queen, by Jean Neff Guthrie, earns the CLC Seal of Approval

Aria, a psychic preteen, has an incredible vision of another world. Using her tDiary (sort of a futuristic Ipad) she records her vision, as well as her desire to meet residents from that world.  To her surprise, her comment is responded to via communications through her tDiary, and eventually plans are made for Aria to visit the Gallions. The initial meeting of the two cultures does not go smoothly, but then Aria finally makes a pleasant connection with the Gallions only to find that her father has arrived on the scene while on an extraterrestrial  military mission.

Aria and her friends are given special gifts which allow them to interact with the universe in unique ways. Each child has a different gift with its own unique attributes.  There is a great moral to this story in which they must learn to overcome individual challenges on their own. The kids learn they are stronger and more capable than they had first believed.  A fabulous adventure, with elements of fantasy and science fiction, this book is sure to appeal to young readers.  The author's descriptions of the Gallion characters brings to life a charming, and entirely unique world. Her delightful sense of humor is shown in wonderfully imaginative scenes which add great depth to this terrific book for young readers.

LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval

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