Where Lions Roar at Night
on May 14, 2012
Beautifully written, highly engaging family adventure. We picked it up intending to read a chapter in the evenings over the month but couldn't put it down. After a week we had devoured the book and the boys begged me to start it all over again. Every childs adventure and every parent's inspiration. A must read!
Well, I thought I might get away with a quick read before bed but this gorgeous book is another page-turner! I just couldn't bear to put it down. Rosie Boom's latest book from The Barn Chronicles - "Where the Crickets Sing" is full of vivid colour and adventure that invites the reader to join in the excitement...
eg."The sand became a blur as Peony pounded down the beach, her neck outstretched and mane flying. Milly leaned forward; her eyes squinted against the wind and stinging sand. She felt like she was in the middle of the chariot race with Ben Hur. She could see Pharaoh ahead of them, his white tail streaming. “Come on, Peony! Let’s catch them.”
...coupled with rich imagery that has my mouth watering over hot creamy porridge, and leaves a warm satisfied glow somewhere deep down. This book is another timeless heirloom to be treasured, savoured, read over and over again, and gifted to special friends and family.
What a fabulous book! Our whole family has devoured it's pages both as Dad read it aloud to us all, and as family members re-read their own treasured copy. We laughed, gasped, held our breath, and cried as the Boom family story unfolded in our living room. You will want both an online copy of this book, and your own beautifully bound heritage quality copy to keep and hand down, as we have now purchased for each of our children. And what we are hoping for, is for Rosie Boom to write a whole collection of these wonderful, heart filled, Barn Chronicles (and beyond? - eg The Rosie Years?) to keep in our family library, to be read and re-read over and over.
These are the books I have searched for, for years, for our family to read together.