This past Christmas, Amanda, Terry and I, along with some friends and their three children, saw his Behold the Lamb concert here in Connecticut. It was quite a showcase of talent as well.
When I was searching for the lyrics to his song "Land of the Free" for THIS post that I wrote last week, I came across an announcement for a blog tour promoting his new book. I was curious to meet Andrew Peterson, author, so I signed up.
Since I've had such a busy week and the blog tour was only a week away, and his new book On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is billed as a book that the whole family would enjoy, I passed it along to my 9 1/2 year old daughter, Amanda, who is never too busy to devour a book. She loved this book. Here is her review:
The title sounds a little bit like a little kids' book, but believe me, it's not for babies! It has 279 savory pages, and you're on the edge of your seat for every one of them.
Here's the cast:
Leeli Igiby is the youngest and has had a crippled leg for as long as she can remember. She finds her comfort in her dog Nugget.
Tink Igiby is the second youngest and really trusts his stomach. When he wants to do something, nobody can stop him.
Janner Igiby is the oldest and is pulled down by the weight of taking care of the younger Igibys.
Nia Igiby is the loving mother of the 3 kids. Her husband was lost and she doesn't like talking about him.
Podo is Nia's father, an ex-pirate and an old man who lost his leg. He enjoys gardening and is a horrible cook.
Peet the Sock Man is a crazy old man who doesn't get much notice from the Igiby children until the adventure begins.
and. . . .
The Fangs of Dang: Feared by many, these green creatures have venom in their teeth and are after the Igiby children!
Sound interesting enough? I recommend this book for people who enjoy ghosts, on-the-edge-of-the-seat-gotta-keep-reading feeling, scary monsters, and great stories.
I just love this book, and I know you will too!
I read the first chapter or so, and it seems like a fun, imaginative read. I think it's evident from Amanda's review that it's the kind of book that gets creativity flowing featuring these wild characters that really make an impression.
If you order from THIS site, you can get an autographed copy at a great price, or check out three of his CDs for only $7.77 each (I'd recommend starting with Clear to Venus). The book is also available on amazon.com, of course.
You can also enter to win a copy by leaving a comment here (Please be sure that you leave a way to reach you--via blog or an email address). I will draw a winner on March 24.
Amanda also reviewed another fantasy book for me this week over at 5 Minutes for Mom. Check it out as well.