BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – "Dragon’s Heart"

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
May 7, 2009

Are you familiar with the children’s books How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? or How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? Jane Yolen is the author of those wonderful children’s books. She is also the author of a great book called My Uncle Emily and Dragon’s Heart.
My Uncle Emily is a great picture book for children! A boy named Gilbert has an uncle like nobody else! His uncle wears long white dresses and doesn’t smoke cigars. Gilbert’s uncle is actually the famous poet Emily Dickinson and he calls her Uncle Emily. Uncle Emily writes beautiful poems about everything (even dead bees). His relationship with Uncle Family grows closer when he learns about life after applying her poem about telling the truth. My Uncle Emily is a great book to read to your children. You will be able to purchase it online starting May 14th, 2009 for $17.99.
Another wonderful book coming out soon is A Mirror to Nature. A Mirror to Nature is a poetry book by Jane Yolen that captures that natural beauty of water and the visual surprises created by one’s reflections. There are beautiful pictures of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and mollusks as they swim, creep, crawl, hunt, and sun themsleves in their watery environments. The book will be released on May 11th and you can purchase it online for $17.95.
Another great book written by Jane Yolen is Dragon’s Heart. The story takes place on the brutal planet of Austar IV, where dragons are trained in “The Pits” and humans place bets on the dragons. Two runaway teenagers with telepathic dragon powers find themselves caught in the middle of a political battle. Decisions must be made that could save or destroy the planet! You can purchase Dragon’s Heart online for $17.00.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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