A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star: Rwendigo Tales Book 3 (Rwendigo Tales)
A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star: Rwendigo Tales Book 3 (Rwendigo Tales)
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Book Details
  • 144 Pages
  • Publisher : New Growth Press
  • Publication Date : September 2017

A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star: Rwendigo Tales Book 3 (Rwendigo Tales)

Myhre, J. A.

$15.99 MSRP

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Just thirteen-years-old, Kusiima has no time for school, sports, or hanging out with the other boys in his African village. With no father or mother to take care of him, he works long hours to support his grandmother and sickly baby sister. Then one day, Kusiima’s life suddenly changes when he travels into a nearby protected forest. In the forest, Kusiima is presented with many choices, all with uncertain outcomes. Should he go along with illegal logging? Help to save an endangered baby gorilla? Follow a donkey to who knows where? With each choice, Kusiima has to make yet another decision about what is right in front of him. As he does, he meets a mysterious doctor who holds the key to his past and his future. In the end, Kusiima is faced with the hardest choice of all. Can he forgive a great wrong and heal a broken relationship?

Readers of all ages won’t want to put down this exciting book that addresses current realities like AIDS, malnutrition, and environmental destruction, all set in a richly detailed African adventure story. Following along as Kusiima makes his decisions, readers will find themselves considering their own choices and growing in empathy for others. This action-packed tale of a boy, his sister, and an orphaned gorilla is also a clear call to give up bitterness and forgive deep hurts, restoring broken lives and relationships.

A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star is the third book in the Rwendigo Tale Series and follows Book One, A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest, and Book Two, A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue.

  • Third book in J. A. Myhre’s Rwendigo Tales, an adventure fiction series for kids and teens (A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest and A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue published 2015-16 by New Growth Press)
  • Captivating illustrations by Acacia Masso, who grew up in east Africa in a missionary family
  • Gently draws children and teens to the truth of the gospel through a page-turning action & adventure story
  • Addresses current, but sometimes faraway issues like AIDS, animal poaching, and deforestation as well as relevant and relatable themes such as broken families, loss, and forgiveness
  • Written by a long-time medical missionary to Africa who handles cross-cultural issues with grace, sensitivity, and love.

What Is the Product for? Addressing real-life, if sometimes faraway, issues like AIDS, malnutrition, orphans, and environmental destruction, A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star raises awareness of the realities facing a majority of the world’s children. This action and adventure tale blends magical realism and compelling storytelling with gospel themes to point young readers towards deeper truths. Myhre spins a realistic tale about a part of the world that is underrepresented in children’s literature and celebrates the resilience and kindness of some of the world’s poorest people, expanding readers’ empathy for others with underlying themes of courage and forgiveness.

Who Is the Product for? A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star is written for children and teens who love reading and learning about faraway and different parts of the world, while relating to characters and issues that seem much closer to home. The third book in the Rwendigo Tales series, this book will especially resonate with readers who deal with broken families and relationships, and who need to give voice to their losses but also forgive. Addressing real-life issues such as AIDS, malnutrition and environmental destruction, this action and adventure story appeals to environmentally and socially aware kids, as well as parents, grandparents, and other adults who are hoping to broaden empathy and appreciation for others in children under their care.