First up the review for the adult book, a murder mystery with a touch of culture history.
Anyone who has an interest in Native American cultural and is a mystery lover, will want a copy of GIRL WITH SKIRT OF STARS by Jennifer Kitchell.
Lilli Chischilly is a lawyer with the Navajo Nation’s Historic Preservation Department. She lives her life split between two worlds, the world of her Navajo People and in the white man’s world.
Her life gets more complicated when her childhood best friend returns home and she’s assigned to accompany a presidential candidate on a trip down the Colorado River.
Her friend, Jerome Bah, won’t tell her what’s wrong but he tries telling her through a series of aerial photographs he’s taken. Meanwhile, someone has also left a symbolic message draped across the hood of her Dodge in the form of two dead coyotes. Throw in a murdered Navajo grandfather and a mysterious assassin out to kill the presidential candidate and the suspense grows.
Author Jennifer Kitchell takes the Navajo culture and mysticism and blends it together with a couple of somewhat twisted murder mystery plots for a suspense-filled novel.
This is an intriguing read with the Navajo cultural and language combined with the white man’s words and meanings. As an extra bonus the author has included a Navajo terms and concepts in the back of the book.
For more information about the author and her debut novel, check out her website at www.girlwithskirtofstars.com or www.breakthroughpromotions.com
Girl With Skirt of Stars by Jennifer Kitchell * Pronghorn Press * @2009 * ISBN: 978-1932636567 * Paperback * 348 pages
Next up is a book to both entertain and educate the youngster on your list.
A LAW OF ATTRACTION BOOK FOR CHILDREN, THE S.T.A.R. POWERED TWINS, DISCOVER THE SECRET OF WORDS is a delightful book for youngsters. It follows the S.T.A.R. Powered Twins, Grace and Jace, as they take on an important mission.
Their mission is the secret to making dreams come true. They know words we let out (say) come back to us in feelings and dreams.
The purpose of this book is to help youngsters eliminate negative words by empowering them with positive words. According to the book information, the concept of the book is intended for young children and focuses on theeducational value of “Law of Attraction.”
The book is designed to be used by adults to help stimulate an early reader’s interest, vocabulary, and reading skills.
The book is beautifully illustrated by Chrisann Zaubi, who takes the reader on a ’picture walk’ through the book.
Author Dorothy A. Lecours includes an extra bonus in the back of the book. Each book contains “Gratitude Journal” pages and a S.T.A.R. Award Certificate. The journal is designed for parents to have the youngsters write seven things they are grateful for each day.
There is also a website (www.lawofattraction4children.org) where additional journal pages and award certificates can be downloaded.
This is an inspiring book that is designed to improve comprehension skills and encourage youngsters to read. Do you know a S (Super) T (Terrific) A (And) R (Remarkable) youngsters to share this book with?
A Law of Attraction Book for Children, The S.T.A.R. Powered Twins, Discover the Secret of Words” by Dorothy A. Lecours * @ Dragon Pencil * @ 2009 * ISBN: 978-1-60131-063-7 * Hardcover * 88 pages
FTC Full Disclosure - Both books were sent to me separately by a publicist/promoter in hopes I would review them. However, receiving the complimentary copies did not influence my reviews.