I received this book for free from Author, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Discovering the Legend of the Amazon on August 12, 2016
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Are YOU ready to discover what adventures lie hidden in the Amazon rainforest?
My name is Eli Moore and I can’t wait for you to discover what I’ve found on my adventures with my dad and my dog Kara. Come with us as we hike through the rainforest, search for rare animals, and even ride down the Amazon River. Keep an eye out for my field journal sketches. They include all of the animals we found on our adventure. But, be warned! There is more to the forest than meets the eye. And one legend of the Amazon rainforest becomes the subject of my final sketch. This is my first expedition, but after these stories and sightings, it will surely not be my last! Come along and join me on this exciting adventure!
My take on this book: Discovering the Legend of the Amazon by Anna Hagele is a perfect book for young kids in the sixth grade to even adults that are in their twenties who are reading to their nieces and nephews or just by themselves. This book is a short read that has wonderful pictures in it of the different type of animals that the main character has drawn for us in the book.
Eli Moore is a young ten-year-old boy who is much like his father not only in looks but also with his love of science and exploring. Eli is also our narrator of the book and it’s pretty interesting to see the Amazon through Eli’s eyes. I’ve never been so it was still really cool. He’s such a three-dimensional character, he wants to go with his dad for this one trip, to help his dad find this elusive lizard that his dad has been trying to find. Once Eli gets there he realizes that it’s most definitely different from what he’s used to. I wish we could have learned a bit more about this myth that one of the people in the outpost was talking about.
The next character is Eli’s father, Peter Moore, who is a biologist who also travels around the world vlogging for kids to learn more about different types of animals. Peter is the grown-up version of his son Eli. Peter becomes very bubbly and talkative about the animals he films for his vlog. However, he doesn’t have that celebrity type of vibe that most people have when they vlog.
Then there is Kara, Peter and Eli’s dog. She is a gray German Shepard and most of the people in Peru have called her a wolf because they don’t know what a German Shepard looks like. Kara mostly goes on these trips with Peter to keep him safe and out of trouble, so that he could return home to Peter’s wife and Eli. But know she also has to protect Eli as well. She seems like a very well-behaved dog, which is always good.
Discovering the Legend of the Amazon by Anna Hagele is a good read for anyone and of any age to read. I am giving this book five stars.
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