Thanksgiving is next week. I am very grateful to be blogging about two wonderful books from an author who is part of my writing family. These books are by Mirka M.G. Breen. One book is a middle grade novel and the other a Thanksgiving holiday, picture story book. Both books have the qualities that I look for and reflect the personality, skill and creative style of Mirka, who lives by and speaks her mind with authority, in a way that I truly admire. Her creativity, skill, and style make for strong, clear, consistent voice. It's the reason I chose to put them together.
|THE VOICE OF THUNDER by Mirka M. G. Breen|
Author, Mirka M. G. Breen's debut middle grade novel, THE VOICE OF THUNDER is nothing short of outstanding. THE VOICE OF THUNDER is set in 1967 Jerusalem during the Six-Day War, a lesser known, very important, historical event. The reader is taken on a journey through the heart and soul of ten-year-old Mira Levi. Mirka's voice breathes life into the innocence, fear, and struggle of Mira juxtaposed with her best friend, Gili Moser. Using her own personal experience as a fifth grader living in Jerusalem during this war, Mirka has created authentic and memorable characters that leave the reader yearning to know what will happen next. I found this book insightful and entertaining.
THE VOICE OF THUNDER is a 114 page, middle grade novel for both genders, ages 9 through 14. It masterfully captures the innocence and struggle of moving from childhood into adolescence.
The themes in this book are growing up, family, friendship, war and Judaism.
|THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR by Mirka M.G.Breen|
I rate this book, a 4 apple book, a very good book. Mirka does a wonderful creating the characters of Niles and Henrietta and developing their relationship.
THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR is a 24 page picture story book for both genders, ages 4 -9. The age portrayal of Niles is carried out well while Henrietta remains an bird without any anthropomorphism. This is a picture story book which means it has more text than a typical picture book.
The themes in the book are Thanksgiving, vegetarianism, acceptance, and friendship.
If you would like to learn more about Mirka and her books, you can check out: Mirka's Website. THE VOICE OF THUNDER is available through your local independent book seller, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and the publihser: WiDo. THERE IS A TURKEY AT THE DOOR can be purchased through Amazon or by contacting Mirka through her website. The publisher of this book is unfortunately out of business. There are a limited amount of these wonderful books available.
There is not a book giveaway with this post.