A thoughtful, uplifting book that deals with a difficult subject..." ~Kirkus Reviews
"The Jackal and the Giant will capture young audiences with its fantasy setting of adventure, intrigue and faith. It brilliantly tackles the subject of bullying through the imaginative tale of its protagonist.
Seth is quite aware of his place in the social class of his school and the so-called "packs." He has nineteen hidden refuges, but, unfortunately, number seventeen is discovered, forcing Seth to flee. A hidden entrance in a hedge propels him into a magical dimension, where he is befriended by a giant named "El" and initiates the journey of a lifetime.
This short novel is an inventive tale offering tweens and young adults alike another way of responding to bullying. The author presents a delightful, entertaining and heart-warming character who ultimately forms an unlikely friendship. Readers will be kept on the edge of their seats through the use of descriptive imagery and dialogue that keeps the story alive.
Finding faith in God and inner strength is a theme explored throughout the book, offering perspective on courage. This is a highly recommended read for those experiencing loneliness, change and/or bullying. The book brilliantly displays that turning to the Lord is an extraordinary inner journey." ~Christian Book Review