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Finding an engaging book for elementary kids that packs in adventure without too many ‘weird’ aspects to it can be a challenge. For kids that want something fantastical without all the magic or paranormal entities in it, Children of Angels might be a good fit.
About the Book:
“Not my iPod!” Jeremy Lapoint’s day plunges to record lows when Sid Lundahl and his crew stomp the only nice thing he owns-and Jeremy gets in trouble for fighting. With Dad in prison and Mom struggling to scrape by, Jeremy’s life seems hopeless.
Until he has this urge to … fly.
One leap and Jeremy soars through the air. With this and his other new-found powers, life is suddenly amazing, wonderful. Until a real-live demon chases him through the school hallways, terrifying him and making him a freak to his schoolmates. He’s the only one who can see the monster. Jeremy wonders if the flying thing’s worth it.
But during the chase, Asiel, Jeremy’s guardian angel, wields his sword and battles off the demon. Later Asiel explains that Jeremy’s a Nephilim: half human and half angel. Jeremy’s shocked. His quest to uncover how he got like this sends him to the Higher Humanity Institute where he meets other Nephilim like him along with a slew of enemies-both human and … not.
In the midst of his strange and dangerous struggles, Jeremy also receives the peace and love he’s always longed for but never knew. When called to lead an angelic battle for the truth, will Jeremy cling to the One who can win the war or let his old doubts and fears overtake him?
Fun, danger, friendship, mystery, and faith-along with awesome angels and demons-fill the pages of this exciting book. A must-read for kids (and grownups) craving adventure with a life-changing message.
When Kathryn Dahlstrom’s husband was transferred to Los Angeles, she traded Minnesota’s black-bear country for the inner-city and taught children at a Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Club in Watts. She also began her writing career. In addition to writing six titles in the Good News Club children’s fiction series published by Child Evangelism Fellowship Press, the author is also a screenwriter and film producer.
Currently, she and her husband, Tim, live on wooded acreage north of Minneapolis/St. Paul where they care for her mother. They also have an adult daughter, Kristina.
Find out more about Kathryn at http://www.kathryndahlstrom.com.
P was the first to read this title and found it was definitely ‘below’ his interest level as a teen. Yes, I guess once you enter high school the shorter books start to lose their appeal.
I read the title and found it to be a nice story with some interesting ties to the Bible (I somehow never really noticed the 2 references to Nephilim before now.) This title sets the stage for future titles in a series and I can imagine that the characters can grow and become more beloved as time goes by. Personally, I love the battle between angels and demons, although knowing they are real can make it a bit scarier than reading about make-believe creatures.
Children of Angels retails for 13.99, although you might find it for a little less through online retailers.
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