A Great Christmas Car Ride Listen

4.25 out of 5 stars

This is the second audiobook I’ve listened to that’s directly aimed at children, the first being the first book in this series ‘Til The Last Snowflake Falls. Sometimes it’s difficult to switch into a book written for a child but I haven’t had that issue with the books in this series at all. I think that, as I mentioned in the first review, it’s Boy’s obsessive attention to detail and writing characters that jump off of the page. Characters that I wanted to know more about and ones that I wanted to see succeed in anything they were doing.

I think that having recognizable characters mixed in with created ones like Fawn helps really root this story into the hearts and minds of its readers. It sure did for me. The other thing that I wasn’t expecting while reading was the turns and plot twists that I would normally associate with adult thrillers and mysteries. But there were a few times I remember thinking “whoa, I did not see that coming”.

Throw in the great narration by Pam Tsujioka, who absolutely crushes this series, and you have a series that adults and children can enjoy together. Call it a great road trip book for a family, especially during the winter months when lots of families are traveling for Christmas. I think this would make an excellent addition to the trip and might get the kids out of their devices and enjoying the talented writing of Boy.

 

Book Description:

Fantastic! Fun-tastic! Fawn-tastic!

The Ona Pendulum is the exciting, award-winning second installment in The Adventures of Fawn series! It’s actually two books in one, as Fawn and her friends not only find themselves on a rescue mission to save a magical device, but also witness the beginnings of the legend of Santa himself.

Fawns and her companions must stop an evil former elf princess from destroying the Ona Pendulum, a device that enables Santa, Wajic, the elves, and reindeer to live for hundreds of years. The citizens of Santa’s Village – and Christmas itself – are all in great danger!

But before the young reindeer and her faithful companions can start off on their mission, they must first learn how a young woodworker named Kristoff Kringle went from his family’s workshop to become the leader of hundreds of elves and an icon of Christmas.

They’ll discover how he began delivering toys, how he met the elves, and where his famous, “Ho-Ho-Ho” comes from. They’ll also learn about the Rua Ondos – wonderful, magical shooting stars which fell to Earth on the very first Christmas.

The Ona Pendulum is an exciting, fun-filled adventure for children of all ages!

four-stars
The Ona Pendulum by Al E. Boy
Narrator: Pam Tsujioka
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
Series: The Adventures of Fawn #2
Published by Self Published on November 20th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, YA
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Also by this author: Little Girl Scream, 'Til The Last Snowflake Falls, The Tiger's Tears
Also in this series: 'Til The Last Snowflake Falls

four-stars

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