I'm always on the hunt for new middle grade "boy" books and SAVING REDWIND hits the bullseye. Both the boys and the girls in my class went crazy for this story.
All eleven-year-old Nick Stevenson wants is an adventure like his dad's. Oh, and for the creepy ceiling in his bedroom to stop storming and spinning. When he's asked to save a world that exists inside his bedroom's wallpaper, Nick thinks he's found his very own adventure. But he has no idea it will involve talking rocks, dream stealing birds, and becoming friends with wizards. Can Nick save Redwind and his new friends before his mom calls him home for hockey practice?
Here are some questions and comments from the 5th Grade Trenches...
Why did you call the monsters Krogs? Maya
Where did you get the idea for SAVING REDWIND? Myles/Vanessa E./Clarissa/Tameem
How did you come up with the strange names? Ben
When will there be more Redwind adventures? (This was the #1 question)
The final battle was exciting. (This was the #1 comment)
I'm still pumped thinking about the ending. Mariah
Loved all the different character personalities. Cayze
It was heart warming. Megan
I loved the details. I felt like I was right there in Redwind. Katie
Loved the humor in the story. Skyeler
Thank you, Kris Yankee for taking us all through the wallpaper.
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