Title: Extraordinary Sam and the Adventurers’ Guild
Authour: Kevin A. Springer
Published: 2015 by BookFishBooks
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“This box may seem empty,
But there’s more than meets the eye…”
Sam Miller seems like an ordinary 12-year-old boy, until he discovers a mysterious box. Suddenly, he lands in a magical world in which he must battle deadly pirates, savage warriors, giant man-eating spiders, and a fire-wielding tyrant. To survive, Sam must overcome his fears, solve riddles, and most of all, be extraordinary.
This is the story of a boy named Sam who lives a very ordinary life. Like most young fellows, he has a very wild imagination. Sam starts to get tired of doing the same boring things day after day after day… Until one day, when Sam is busy spending the afternoon outdoors with his family, he comes across a hatbox addressed to him in his grandfathers old barn. Sam’s grandfather has been gone a very long time. He has always looked up to him. At first, what’s inside the the mysterious box seems like nothing to Sam. It is only when he solves the secret riddle, only for him to see, that he is introduced to a world of magic. Sam is soon forced to face his worst fears, like pirates and spiders, in order to help his people.
There is no doubt in my mind that little ones will love being read this story before getting tucked in at night. I’m sure they will immediately relate to the main character, Sam. And with some imagination, they too will be immersed in this adventurous tale. Extremely creative and captivating, the author even had me feeling extraordinary.
After a little bit of GoodReads browsing, I learned that Extraordinary Sam was initially created as a bedtime story for the authors boys. I can’t help but hope that they grow up with this story close to their hearts and someday share it with kids of their own.
This is the kind of book I would have loved as a child. Although it seems targeted more towards young boys, I was such a tomboy that these were the stories I craved.
Sam is your typical young boy always seeking out adventures. Awake or asleep, his imagination takes off and carries him through some crazy and fun scenarios. Little does he know he is about to go on the adventure of his lifetime!
In such a short book, I really became attached to Sam. I saw a little bit of my younger self in him and was able to relate that way. This book brought back so many memories of being young and letting your imagination wander off. It was an absolute pleasure to read and I loved the way everything turned out.
If you have young children, I would highly recommend reading this story with them! It would be perfect for a bed time story.
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