Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Where the Crane Lands

Where the Crane Lands (The Crane Trilogy, #1)Where the Crane Lands by Vincent J DeVito
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A well-crafted middle-grade adventure...

Where the Crane Lands by Vincent J DeVito is a captivating middle-grade adventure that follows Lisa Blume, a young girl faced with the distressing news that her cherished family property is at risk of deforestation. In a world where her parents seem strangely apathetic, Lisa takes it upon herself to save their beloved forest.

Driven by determination, Lisa embarks on a quest to find the mystical creature that holds the key to their salvation: the crane. However, locating the elusive birds proves to be a daunting challenge. Fortunately, Lisa's mother's children's book, aptly titled Where the Crane Lands, might hold the key to uncovering their whereabouts.

With the book as her guide, Lisa embarks on a solo journey into the depths of the forest, but fate has unexpected twists in store for her. Along the way, she encounters a wonderfully grumpy possum who possesses the extraordinary ability to communicate. The forest unravels its secrets, revealing a world beyond Lisa's wildest dreams.

Yet, danger lurks amidst the beauty of nature, as predators roam freely, posing a threat greater than Lisa could have imagined. As readers accompany Lisa on her extraordinary adventure, they become immersed in a narrative that not only entertains but also prompts reflection on the importance of preserving our planet.

Vincent J DeVito skillfully weaves together a tale that brims with imaginative and eccentric characters. From the talking possum to other captivating beings, the story is imbued with a sense of whimsy that will enchant readers of all ages.

Where the Crane Lands is a remarkable journey filled with suspense, heart, and a profound message about environmental conservation. It invites readers to join Lisa on her courageous quest and, in doing so, to develop a deeper appreciation for the wonders of the natural world. Prepare to be captivated by the wild and zany characters who inhabit this mesmerizing tale and, perhaps, discover the power each individual holds to make a difference. Highly recommended.

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