Unlocking The Poet's Realm

Fiction - Fantasy - General
506 Pages
Reviewed on 11/17/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Seventh grader Minnie was smart, average height and weight, and picked on daily by the bullies in the school. Her parents were busy fighting battles of their own. She only had one friend, her next door neighbor Isaac. Her parents had forbidden her to visit with him. One day, she ran into an old shed on Isaac's property to escape the bullies. Inside was a casket shaped box. She got in the box and was transported into the future, to a place called Buval.

Buval was not an ordinary place. It was a world owned and run by animals. There were giant bees that could talk, magical apes, monsters and many other animals. They recognized that Minnie loved all animal life. She had been brought to Buval to save their world. There was an evil presence plotting to destroy the animals and their world. There is danger at every turn. She must solve a cryptic poem to save the world.

Unlocking The Poets Realm is a great story filled with adventure and mystery. This book kept me guessing until the final climax. Teens, young adults and parents will enjoy Unlocking The Poets Realm. I enjoyed watching Minnie transform from a shy teen to a girl who can act on her problems instead of running from them.

Ely Bazan

I agree that Unlocking the Poet´s Realm is a handy tool for any family that struggles with childen that suffer from low self esteem, bullying, etc. It teaches kids to feel empowered and confident with who they are, and that they don´t need to try to be something they are not.

Emma Jenkins

It´s a shame there are not more books in stores like this, both that are exhilarating for kids and adults to read, but that also communicate an extremely powerful message. I´m just glad it seems like there may be a sequal in the making. All my applause goes to Matt Wiebusch for producing such a powerful novel.

Paul Chambers

Finally, a book with a young, female teen hero. My 11 year old daughter loves becoming Minnie when she reads the book. She is only half way through and already I see her self esteem and confidence strengthening. She hates having to put the book down and can´t stop talking about it.