When I read this book, it reminded me of the stories of yore. It reads almost like a story collection which makes it perfect for bedtime reading or classroom reading where you want a chapter that tells a story and then leads you on in the main body of the tale. This is about a young boy who learns that the people he has always thought of as his parents, the reindeer herders, are not his true parents. He goes in search of his true self and finds himself in a town beset with intrigue and fascinating characters. Watch in amazement as the pieces of this story are revealed and then shift around like a kaleidoscope turning its colors.
It's fun and it keeps you guessing. A true adventure but not too intense. Non-stop action and wacky humor make it a nice recommendation for kids who loved Lemony Snicket. 272 pages Ages 8-11