There comes a time when children transition from those think children’s books to chapter books to novels. Then the challenge is finding a novel they like to read, that captures their imagination and keeps them engaged. Josepf Bastian does just this in Excerpts From an Unknown Guidebook.
In Excerpt From an Unknown Guidebook starts with a young man, Aaron. The story follows Aaron and his friend, Jake, as they discover Aaron’s grandfather’s secret mission and supernatural abilities based in the power of stories. What exactly does that mean? I guess you’ll have to read the book to find out. Maybe Aaron has the same abilities? Maybe he doesn’t? Again, you’ll have to read the book to get the answer.
This book is geared towards tweens and teens that like to read more about supernatural or folklore. Obviously, it’s fiction but a fun fiction story based on folklore that has once been forgotten.
In our home, we are starting to read more novels versus chapter books so this is a great addition to our library. There’s a little mystery, adventure, folklore sprinkled with a little magic. It’s sure to keep your tween engrossed in the book. I know when Peyton really likes a book she can finish it in a day or two. She’s my little power reader!
Excerpts From an Unknown Guidebook – Book 1 – Phases of the Moon is the first book in a series set to be created and released by Josef Bastian. We are very much looking forward to seeing what Book 2 holds for us. Book 1 was filled with mystery and kept young readers curious if Aaron could fill his grandfather’s shoes and keep evil at bay. What will book 2 bring?
You can purchase your own copy of Excerpts From an Unknown Guidebook by Josef Bastian online or at your local bookstore.