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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
In The Tukor's Journey by Jeannine Kellogg, young siblings Mitch, Tony, and Jovi are wakened by the startling reality that the world as they have always known it is about to be destroyed by strange creatures called Grezniks. In fact these creatures have existed for centuries and their sinister plans have always been thwarted by the Tukors. But this time it is uncertain if they can be stopped. The kids are called upon to join in the fight to save the earth. Do they have what it takes to stop enemies that are as monumental as they are deadly?
Jeannine Kellogg’s writing is captivating and it has a strong appeal for young as well as older readers. I read the story with my eight-year-old son and, even though he had tons of questions, it was a delightful adventure. The narrative starts with unusual characters —Red Panda and Snow Monkey — and immediately introduce readers to the crisis. The reader can’t resist the characters, because they are well-developed, deeply human, and richly imagined. The prose exudes a finesse that is rare, evoking strong and interesting images.
From the beginning, the author offers clear images to readers, a promise of what awaits them as they progress into the story: "Wind whipped through the streets, trash swirled in doorways, and debris bunched together along the curbs. People bent downward, covered their heads from the cold, and moved quickly to reach their destinations." The characters are pulled into a strong conflict; it is interesting to watch they grow, learning as the conflict intensifies and learning to lean on each other’s strength. The Tukor's Journey is delightful, an exciting adventure and a tale with strong environmental themes. Highly recommended.