Adventures In Farland – ‘To all the children who have ever felt different’
Have you wondered how stories impact a brain of the child? How relevant are they in a child’s life?
The story children hear shapes their view of the world. It takes them to the land of fantasy, introduces them to some extraordinary characters and gives a freeway to their imagination. This not just enriches their mind but also helps them in understanding and dealing with their real life situations. It would not be wrong to say that introducing stories to children is vital for their growth and development.
Choosing a good story book for kids require some amount for thoughtfulness on the part of the parents. Kids usually enjoy reading books that have simple story line, familiar vocabulary and strong characters. Those that have attractive illustrations and pictures interest them too. All this helps to grab the attention of the child for long. One book that covers these factors and makes for an interesting and fun read for kids is Adventures In Farland by Moshank Relia.
About Adventures In Farland
The name of the book itself speaks about the story and the plot line. Meant for kids between the age of 6-15, this is the story of a young girl Mira and her adventures in the magical land of gnomes, giants, fairies and mermaids. Mira, along with her friends, is invited to the New Moon Party at Farland, a place that she has always heard about through her mother. As she sets out to enjoy the party at the magical place, she is confronted with lots of problems. Her two dear friends, Bira and Vira, turn into rats. She gets to know that the Queen Of Hills has decided to attack Farland by unleashing the Dragon Of Underhill on the same night of the party. Mira, being a brave and confident girl, decides to save Farland and help its people out. The rest of the story talks about Mira’s wit and courage in the way she saves this fantasy land.
The book includes a well-crafted story with elements of thrill and suspense. The narrative of the book is fast paced, and laced with regular twists and turns that is meant to keep the kids hooked till the last page. Each chapter begins with an illustration that hints about the story line.
What’s more interesting is that it is not just a story that entertains but also comes with different morals. Mira is portrayed as a beautiful young girl with a strong mind. She stands brave in the time of adversity and selflessly helps the people around. Her character gives a message of hope, strength and courage to the young minds. The narrative is well-thought and is sure to make the kids learn a few lessons of life.
Language and Characters
“Mira stepped into the coach. There were all kinds of happy gnomes and fairies there. In another coach, there was a disarray of fat frogs. They were dressed in upmarket suits and lived a life of excess. Monkeys were dancing joyfully to jubilant music being played by weasels and rats. All the heads in the coaches were bobbing up and down to the rhythm of the music. The music flowed and changed—sharp and shrill, loud and low—so melodiously!…. “
The language of the book is simple and apt for the young reader. The author has used short sentences that are easy to read and understand. The vocabulary is enriching and is sure to make kids learn a few new words. The mind-expanding narrative and the descriptive tone would help the children to vividly imagine the scenes of Farland.
The mystical characters introduced in the story are unique yet relatable. Characters like Starhead, Bushy , Saltman- add some fun element to the story, making it as a light-hearted and entertaining read.
Price & Availability
The paperback book is priced at Rs 150 and will be available on Amazon after 19th October, 2017. You can read more about the book on the author’s Facebook page here.
About the Author
Moshank is an English literature graduate holding certificates in creative writing, theatre and sketching. He is passionate about photography and trekking, and has even tramped upon the high-altitude ranges of Himalayas. His penchant for adventure, affection for kids and a wide-range of creative experiences made him delve into the realm of kid’s fiction and write creative stories for children.
Adventures In Farland makes for an exciting and incredible read for the kids. The imagination and creativity that the author has lend to the story, is commendable. I would like to thank Moshank for personally sending me the manuscript and giving an opportunity to review his book.
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