Multilayered, wonderfully descriptive, thought provoking, and wise.
"I was fully invested in Jack and what was going to happen to him after the first few pages. The author writes in a beautifully descriptive style that makes you feel as if you’re right there; feeling the wonder and beauty of a splashing waterfall, seeing the fantastical characters, and feeling Jack’s variety of emotions. There are so many important life lessons woven into this engaging story that both adults and children will find something to love here."
Loved This Fast Paced Adventure
"I purchased this book for my daughter and decided to read it myself. I was very surprised that from the first page I couldn't put the book down. Jack is very real for a nine-year-old boy and his adventure is fast paced. Even though the book takes you to a made-up realm, the story told is loaded with meaning for children and adults. There are deep, relevant messages in each chapter. In fact, it's a deep, philosophical book told in a light-hearted way. Children can simply enjoy the adventure and may pick up on the subtle lessons.
I loved the invaluable messages so much, I decided to buy five more copies for my grandchildren and niece. Definitely a book I can read again. it's not often I find a novel for a child that's also suitable for someone my age. Like Jack, I had a lot of challenges growing up and I could have used a book like this. Loved it."