Friday, November 11, 2011

Dragons Of The Valley by Donita K. Paul

Recommendation: Recommended

In the second book in the series, Dragons of the Valley weaves together a story of love, war, art and Wulder - the Creator God. With war threatening to destory his country, the artist Bealomondore must learn to become a warrior. He must also help his friend Tipper guard and protect the statutes that keep Chiril together before the devastating effects ruin the country from within.

Positives: For those who have followed the series, they will enjoy the continuation of the story and there are some great discussion points to talk about with your child.

Negatives: I found this story lacked some focus and the story line didn't move along as well as many of her previous books. I was often confused as to why a particular event happened, the different parts of the story didn't always fit together for me.

Talking Points: Wulder was worshipped and loved for the beauty He created and this worship was often expressed through their own creativity - a gift of thankfulness for the talent they were given. The Bible is full of passages that speak of creation of God's creativity and the beauty that reflects the glory of God (Ps. 19:1, Ps. 96:1, Ps. 98:1, Rom. 1:20, Gen. 1-3). Teach your children how to express their worship through the talents and gifts God has given them.

Age Level: 10 years old and up

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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