Posted by : Mystee Monday, June 21, 2010
Summary from GoodReads: Mason Witt, a skateboarding American teenager catapults himself into the greatest adventure of his life after reading the plight of a new Cyber Writer from Africa. Lutalo knew he would come so he sent Mason an urgent plea for help. His village has lost its precious Zebra of Life and his father has gone missing in the pursuit of the evil men who stole it. Here begins this thrilling adventure of two boys, a smart- talking panther, and an amazing zebra that sustains life. Come and join Mason and Lutalo on this fantasy adventure ... follow the arrow. This fantasy adventure guarantees to delight and entertain young readers as they take an incredible journey through the heart of Africa and learn about courage, family, friendship, trust and loyalty.
My Review: The first thing you notice is the careful character name selection that has been put into the names of some of this book's characters. I absolutely loved it.
She mentions a cute family tradition, which of course, would never work in my home -- paying for small favors with hugs and kisses.
This is a very creative and adventurous book, with emails, penpals and a trip to Africa. It's a wonderful exploration of pieces of another culture.There's even a surprise of a little magic involved.
A fun adventure and great unexpected new friends in this must have great read. A real page turner..you can't wait to see what will happen next. Your child's book collection cannot miss this book.
Review copy of this book provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. In no way did the provision of the book affect the outcome of my review.