As R. K. Mortenson's third novel about Landon Snow opens, Landon is now attending Winterwild Middle School and is playing on the school's football team. Unfortunately for Landon--in the midst of an important game--he loses concentration when it seems to him that the various opposing players are wolves, bears, hyenas, gorillas, and zebras. This is a hint for him that soon he will be off on a new adventure, and that it involves animals.
Landon's adventures always start at the library down the street from his grandparents' home in Button Up, Minnesota. In this adventure (with his younger sisters Holly and Bridget), Landon heads up a team to rescue the animals of Wonderwood from the place they have been hidden by the evil Malus Quidam: The Island of Arcanum.
Although this story is the third book of the series and showcases some characters from the earlier books (and alludes to their adventures), you will find Landon Snow and The Island of Arcanum to be an enjoyable stand-alone read.
To get a taste of a short Landon Snow story, check out Christmas Lights, published in the December edition of Clubhouse for Children, a Focus on the Family magazine.
Sunday is your last day to enter my contest for a free copy of Landon Snow and The Island of Arcanum. Just tell me in comments (on one of the three posts this week about this book) what child you would like to give this book to for Christmas, and one lucky commenter will receive it. I'll mail it out Monday (if I can get your address that fast) and only hope it will get where it's going faster than some other books have been traveling. If you're not sure I have your email address, stick it in the comment to save some turn-around-time.