Monday, September 10, 2018

Book Nook: Glowstone Peak

I recently had a chance to review a charming book called Glowstone Peak

Right off the bat, I liked this book. It has a fantasy feel to it, but not the same as a fairy tale. It's hard to explain the difference exactly, but if you're a parent that likes fantasy fiction, you'll enjoy using this book to introduce elements of fantasy books to your kids.

Even if you're not a fantasy fiction fan, you'll appreciate the lesson being taught. Magic disappears from the Brightwood, and Selvia decides she wants to do something about it, even if that means working with the other magical creatures that no one trusts. By working together with those who are different, they find the solution - but it's something that everyone has to buy into.

The book is well-written, not preach or heavy-handed, but obvious enough in the lesson that kids will get it. It also has some enrichment activities to extend the learning, whether the book is being read at home or in the classroom.

Karin Hurt, David Dye, and their son Sebastian are the authors of Glowstone Peak. The family wrote this book to help both kids and adults learn about collaboration and leadership. The husband and wife team are internationally recognized leadership and employee engagement experts, keynote leadership speakers, trainers, and the award-winning authors of Winning Well: A Manager s Guide to Getting Results Without Losing Your Soul. Together, they run Let's Grow Leaders - an international leadership development and consulting company located outside Washington D.C. Like his parents, Sebastian is also a leader and entrepreneur. He loves to make ordinary days magical with an illusion and entertainment business he created called Laughter and Magic.

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