Posted 29 October, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
About the Book:
High-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers courage to defy his Pa.
Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David leads Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa.
About the Author:
Donna McDine is an award-winning children’s author, Honorable Mention in the 77th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Donna’s stories and features have been published in many print and online publications, and her first book, The Golden Pathway, will be published through Guardian Angel Publishing. Ms. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, Musing Our Children, and The National Writing for Children Center. Learn more about Donna atwww.donnamcdine.com if you sign the guestbook, you’ll receive a FREE e-Book Write What Inspires You: Author Interviews, and https://www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com andhttps://www.thegoldenpathway.blogspot.com.
Having two young sons, I really wanted to jump on the chance to review this children’s book by Donna McDine. It was not only an entertaining children’s book with amazing pictures to flow with the story, it was a bit of history added to the story. The message of this book was phenomenal and not one that many people would think to write about in a CHILDREN’S book…the topic of choice is generally one that we would want to see in an adult or young adult novel. But, Donna really hit it home with this one!
In The Golden Pathway, Donna talks of the historical issues of slavery and the neglect and abuse that went on on homesteads. Filled with emotions that are beyond words, Donna’s book captures the child’s interests through her words, and takes even the littlest of readers on a trip back into history. With mention of The Underground Railroad and all that was done to help the slaves become free and the work and compassion of one little boy, Donna did a fantastic job!
I definitely give this book a 5 star rating along with praises to the illustrator for creating eye capturing pictures to flow with the story. Two thumbs up to Donna McDine for a job well done and I look forward to many more children’s books by this amazing author!
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