I love fantasy and adventure all mixed into one good story. Anzard is the perfect mix of the two. When the story begins you think it isn’t going to be a fun book. The lead character Justin Cavell is a ten year old that is worried about his parents. They were on a small plane and caught in a storm and hadn’t made it home yet.
Justin prays for the safe and quick return of his parents. Poofy heard his prayers, you are probably thinking WHO is Poofy. Poofy is an ANZARD – part angel part wizard yet tiny as a pixie! Justin’s very own personal anzard, what ten year old wouldn’t love to have their very own anzard. I am grown and would love to have one. Poofy is about to take Justin on the adventure of a lifetime.
Let’s head off to Spiritainia, where we get to meet and work with The Tribe of Truth who consists of Regal Eagle, Turner the Turtle, Billy the Goat, Chumpah the Chipmunk, and of course Poofy. They work well together and help Justin figure out how to trust in himself and his instincts. As adults sometimes we lose our way and our children are no different. We need to encourage them to believe in themselves and this is a great book to help encourage our kids.
I would love to visit Spiritainia and see all of these creatures. I read this with my 6 year old grandson and we enjoyed it so much. We discussed the different choices that Justin could make as he journeyed down The Path of Possibilities and what he thought Justin should do.
Just like our real world Spiritainia has bad people, Nosefeen and her husband and their misfit sons, Dud and Crud. As they set traps and more traps to keep Justin and the Tribe of Truth from finding himself.
Nosefeen sends a swarm of batflies and successfully captures Poofy. Can Justin and The Tribe of Truth save Poofy? I am not going to give away the end of the book, I highly recommend this book. Even if you do not have children to read it with, you will enjoy it.