This book is a briskly moving, wonderful tale to introduce young readers to complex ideas. Darek, a young boy, must fight for what he feels is right risking his life for something his father would not agree with. It is a story of integrity, courage and acceptance.
Reading Ability: Grade 3
Interest Level: Grades 3-5
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Adventure
Theme: integrity, friendship, acceptance, adventure
Who would love this book? This book was always a hit with both boys and girls in grades three and four. The strong male character is a good role model for boys, his adventure holds their interest to the end.