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    Tiger Temple

    Tiger Temple is the third book in the Zoe and Zak series by Lars Guignard. It is another magical adventure. The kids still have Doormat (their magic carpet), Striker (their magic whip) and some magical powers of their own. Even Zak gets magical powers this time! He’s the Creature Teacher with control of animals, but uh oh… they’re told his time is running out as Tiger stripes begin to form on his body. Can they solve the mystery in time? My kids did start to get a little frustrated with the lack of explanation for why no one seems to notice the weird things going on in the book. Why aren’t…

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    Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse by Lars Guignard

    I wrote last year about a book Ghost Leopard: A Kids’ Magical Fantasy by Lars Guignard  and this year I’m participating in a blog tour about the second book in the series: Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse. For anyone who doesn’t know, a blog tour involves someone (in this case Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews) coordinates a number of other bloggers to write about the book on a schedule. I was given a free e-copy of the book to review but, as always, I get to write whatever I want. In The Yogi’s Curse, Zoe and Zak have returned to India, this time to attend boarding school on the…

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    The Ghost Leopard: A Kids’ Magic Fantasy

    When you were a child did you read adventure stories about other children going off on adventures, wandering through caves and solving mysteries? I remember reading some and as I read them to my children I think, how do I explain the incredible freedom the children had compared to today’s children, and how could an author today write a book about children on an adventure and somehow explain what it is the children are doing outside of adult supervision? That’s one of the challenges Mr. Guignard is faced with in his book, and I think he does an admirable job of it.  He has this character who is generally a good…