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The Adventures of Fawn Book 3: Far And Yet So Near Kindle Edition
Far And Yet So Near is the exciting, award-winning third installment in The Adventures of Fawn, and finds the young reindeer and her faithful friends on yet another rescue mission. All of the adult reindeer suddenly fall under the control of a mysterious stranger, and mindlessly march off towards directions unknown. Fawn and company must trail the reindeer and try to bring them back home again. After surviving dangers like 'Hangnail Pass' and the 'Wandering Bridge' the group are led to an underground cavern where they are confronted by the stranger, who intends to steal the reindeer team. Santa and Wajic turn up in the nick of time...and it looks like everyone is safe. But the stranger has a few tricks up his sleeve, and explosions unexpectedly rock the cavern as he makes good his escape. But not before he 'reindeer-naps' Fawn. She soon finds herself a pet in an English manor house near London. Will Fawn ever return to the North Pole and Santa's Village? Will anyone ever be able to find her? Did Santa, Wajic, Doctor Weather, Bunny and the others all perish in the explosions? What will become of Fawn? What will become of Christmas? Read "Far And Yet So Near" to find out!
Fans of Fawn's process of growth and discovery have a third book to relish in an adventure which continues to challenge the young reindeer with more than seasonal expectations.
Fawn and friends become involved in the Reindeer Games of 1849 when Santa gives his duty as overseer to veterinarian Doctor Mary Weather (Santa's betrothed) and a series of crises evolves, from a health challenge to a blizzard.
Simple black and white drawings illustrate the dilemmas Fawn faces, from reindeer suffering from mindless trances who try to walk off cliffs to the discovery that the reindeer are somehow being controlled. And in the midst of such a crisis rises an added dilemma: will Fawn be sold?
The atmosphere and depth introduced in the prior books expand further with Far and Yet So Near. Fawn continues her growth process, faces a countdown to another (and possibly very different) Christmas, and faces thieves, reindeer-napping, and the meaning of life when everything changes to where even friends and family fall apart.
Readers of all ages will find that spirit of adaptation, transition, and survival embedded into a read that would at first seem to appeal primarily to children, with its animal friends and Christmas setting. Far And Yet So Near actually presents many themes suitable for older readers, from innovative and assertive actions, to individual decisions about how to live life and interact with others.
Fawn is the perfect heroine: indecisive, yet wanting to do good and uncertain, yet willing to expand her skills and abilities to help others. Love, loss, and threats to everything Fawn holds dear keep readers involved up to an unexpected conclusion which nicely expands Fawn's growth and abilities.
Anyone looking for a gentle adventure replete with lessons on adaptation and giving will relish Fawn's ongoing evolution, set against the trappings of Santa's world, in a story recommended not just for Christmas; but for all seasons and all ages.
About the Author
- ASIN : B01KL6KWPA
- Publisher : Al E. Boy; 1st edition (August 17, 2016)
- Publication date : August 17, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 2023 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 270 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,449,463 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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While the book began with a lot of action and edge of your seat thrills, the novel overall felt much more personal and emotional than the previous novels in the series. The author did a marvelous job of focusing more on the emotional journey of Fawn, her parents, and everyone in Santa’s close-knit circle as they searched for the missing Fawn and fought to survive the initial attack. Along the way Fawn finds herself bonding with a young girl suffering from a terrible illness, and discovers that the two worlds she has lived in, (the human world and the magical world at Santa’s Village), may not be as incompatible as they once believed.
Readers will love delving into this story as characters backstories like the powerful and mysterious Wajic are explored when an old foe from his past comes back to haunt him and his makeshift family. The book also expertly explores Fawn’s journey as she grows up in her months away from her home, and showcases the heartbreaking affects of losing a child both in Comet and Vixen’s narrative and the story of the young girl’s parents whom Fawn has found herself bonding with.
Overall this was a well written, emotional and magical tale that solidifies the series as a new holiday favorite. An evenly paced read that focuses more on personal storytelling aspects rather than the larger than life magic of past novels, this story felt like the most connected the reader has ever been with Fawn, and brought a whole new element to the series that fans will love. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy of “Far and Yet So Near” by Al E. Boy today!
Far and Yet So Near is the third book in The Adventures of Fawn series and each book keeps getting more and more interesting and more fun to read.
Three books into this series, and I both can’t wait to dive in and can’t believe that Fawn has more adventures ahead! I mean this complimentary of course. I didn’t think when I finished the first book that Boy was going to have 4+ books to this series. Which says something about the way each book is written. I’m not left hanging wondering what’s next. Each story has its own unique arc and allows me to enjoy it itself without forcing me to read the next book. So, when I pick up the next book, it’s because I want to not because I have to.
In this one, Fawn is thrown into another adventure and honestly, I can’t talk much about it since the adventure is most of the story. I think the thing I like the most about these books is that even though I know they’re written for children, I’m certainly enjoying them as an adult. Much like a lot of the Disney and especially the Pixar stories that I grew up watching and now watch as an adult. Each one has a lesson for the children and also lessons for the adults. Sometimes they’re the same and sometimes different. This series is no different. I sit here as an adult and feel just as special as I would as a kid after finishing it.
This is my favorite Fawn adventure so far. As with the other books, the writing is clear, fast-paced, and immediately pulls the reader into the story. Fawn has grown and changed as a character throughout the books, and I’m amazed by how different she is from book one, yet still somehow, she’s still the Fawn I’ve grown to care for.
The book is imaginative and suspenseful, and my favorite of the series so far. Kids will love this, especially now winter and Christmas time are coming up. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Al E. Boy has a gift of writing captivating, thought-provoking and eventful adventures for all ages. His characters spring to life and remain with the reader for a long time thanks to the vivid descriptions and flowing action. When I want to take a break from my police procedurals, action-packed thrillers and epic fantasy books filled with all sorts of wizards and creatures, I can always count on Al E. Boy to provide a magical escape.
The audiobook version of Far and Yet So Near is brought to life by the talented narrator Pam Tsujioka. Pam continues to dazzle and delight her listeners with another immersive and entertaining performance. She reads in a soothing cadence and assigns unique voices to all of the main characters in this interesting story. For me, Fawn and her friends are synonymous with Pam.
This entire series is appropriate and recommended for children and parents alike, so, find a comfortable place, stick your AirPods in and enjoy another snowy adventure filled with magical creatures.