Review: Terratorva

Posted on March 18, 2010

0


Terratorva
By Laura Rotter
Author House
October 2009
32 pages

Sarah and Sean plan to spend a rainy afternoon cooped up in Dan’s room playing computer games. But Dan’s new cat Wix has other ideas. To grab their attention he knocks over a blue bucket and much to their surprise he speaks. He tells them he is a Rimor from Terratorva. But the Rimoras very existence is threatened by the Extraxis, a race of fire-breathing, flying dragons. He begs for their help. Since they have nothing better to do, they follow Wix through the blue bucket portal toward a daring adventure in the fascinating and dangerous land of Terratorva. But how can three kids possibly rescue an entire species?

Terratorva is a fast-paced chapter book for young readers who want to read fantasy but are not ready to take on a hefty, complex series. Laura Rotter has created an enchanting fantasyworld with a limited variety of character species and a simple plot that is easily understood. Then she has cleverly blended in a hint of Narnia here, and a touch of Lord of the Rings there, with humor sprinkled through plenty of peril to keep young readers turning the pages.

Copyright (c) 2010 by Peggy Tibbetts

Click here to add Advice from a Caterpillar to your RSS reader.

Advertisements