Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born.
The Golden Door
by Emily Rodda
Published by Scholastic: October 1, 2012
The start of a stirring fantasy trilogy from Emily Rodda, the internationally bestselling author of Dragons of Deltora. The walled city of Weld is under attack from ferocious flying creatures that raid in the night, bringing death and destruction. The Warden calls for Volunteers to find and destroy the Enemy sending invaders, and the heroes of Weld answer the call one by one, never to return. Rye is officially too young to go, but his brothers are among the lost and he must find them. What terrors await him beyond the Wall?
I have always loved Emily Rodda. More than any other author I've discovered, her books get reluctant readers to read, especially the Deltora Quest series. When I saw she was beginning a new series, I jumped for joy and immediately requested an ARC. My daughter, who is currently obsessed with dragons, scooped it up when it arrived in the mail, so I had to wait until she was finished reading. All I heard for days was, "This book is SO GOOD, mama!" She loved it, like I knew she would. Emily Rodda is a SURE THING with kids. Not all adults love her stories, but I have never yet met a kid who could resist them--and I have never been able to resist them myself!
This one is officially released on October 1st, and I recommend getting a copy for the MG reader in your life.
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