SUMMARY: The Adventure of a Lifetime
Journey through Africa with ten-year-old Mu and discover how one simple encounter can change everything. J.A. Myhre's new adventure fiction series for kids and young adults blends magical realism, page-turning action, and subtle gospel themes.
Orphaned ten-year-old Mu's drudgery-filled life changes forever when he meets a talking chameleon and the pair embark on an adventurous quest in the ever-changing landscape of Africa.
REVIEW: This was an intriguing story of a boy trying to find out where he belongs. Mu's companion is a chameleon who directs him where he needs to go, helps him communicate with other animals for help and food, and gives him advice about life. The journey he takes is dangerous, fraught with men who want to kidnap him, animals that could kill or maim him, and paths across the savanna and up high mountain passes. Along the way, Mu learns more about his birth parents, the uncle he lived with and what he is made of. He makes some very difficult choices, the consequences of one he will have to live with for the rest of his life.
This novel was written for families and young adults. There were a couple of places I wouldn't want my younger child to read because it was difficult for me. But, all in all, it was a great story of God's faithfulness and leading us along life's highways. Check it out and see what you think.
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J.A. Myhre, MD, serves as a doctor with Serge in East Africa where she has worked for over two decades. She is passionate about health care for the poor, training local doctors and nurses, promoting childhood nutrition and development, and being the hands of Jesus in the hardest places. She is married to her best friend and colleague Scott, and together they have raised four children for whom these stories were written as Christmas presents.