Thursday, January 13, 2011
Book Review ~ The Weaver by Kai Strand
Written by: Kai Strand
Cover Art by: K.C. Snider
Soft cover: 96 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
Print ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-121-4
eBook ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-127-6
Published: December 2010
Print Price: $19.95
eBook Price: $5.00
In the world of Mary Wordsmith the talents of weaving stories garner a feeling of acceptance into this special community. For Mary the overwhelming feeling of living in another person’s shadow hinders her ability to master the art of weaving. Feeling like an outcast, Mary’s despair mounts when a simple routine errand goes wrong. Can nothing be easy for Mary?
In her travels she meets a peculiar looking blue little man whom promises to make her most desired wish come true. Desperate, Mary relents and asks, “I wish I could weave a yarn as beautiful as my mother’s.” As time goes by Mary sees no improvement in her storytelling and becomes annoyed with herself for believing the little blue man. However, friends start to notice special trinkets left in Mary’s wake when practicing weaving. When thanked for the beautiful miniatures, Mary is perplexed and says she has no idea what they are talking about. Believing these odd occurrences will make her a further outcast, Mary swears her friends to secrecy. Will her secret stay such for long? Will Mary discover in time that words can be taken literally and her art of weaving an ingenious story may just be beginning?
Find out what becomes of Mary’s storytelling and the trinkets in this compelling story, which will have the reader turning the pages as fast as lightening. Children’s author, Kai Strand expertly weaves together the art of storytelling and holding one’s audience captive into a spellbinding adventure of finding one’s place in the world.
Be sure to visit with Ms. Strand and learn about her masterful writing career at Strands of Thought http://cleanwriter.livejournal.com/.
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.