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The Maker by [Anderson, D. F.]
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Editorial Reviews


"[W]ill delight middle-grade readers, and has the satisfying feel of a classic '80s kids movie that older readers especially will find highly charming. The characters are colorful and winning... Henry, a stalwart alien companion reminiscent of Chewbacca, is a particular standout. Readers will appreciate how prized intelligence is within the book, as they figure out plot twists at about the same time as the characters. This book is well worth a read for sci-fi fans of any age." - RT Book Reviews

"An enthralling, page-turning sci-fi adventure. The makings of
an epic!...The characters, many of them very, VERY odd, spring off the page...If you are looking for a fascinating sci-fi/fantasy adventure populated with interesting characters and an intriguing setting, this book is for you." - The Wishing Shelf Book Awards Reviews - Five Star Review

"[A] fast-paced and engaging read, with a fresh take on some familiar concepts and a strong character arc at its center." - IndieReader

"Art Takes on a New Dimension in the Maker: The Maker has a great concept... Readers will get into the sci-fi adventure story and relate to Nate, a kid who's been put down to the point where he doesn't believe in his own talent until put to thetest - and then exceeds his wildest dreams...There arewarring alien races, planet-eating machines to stop, and strongrelationships that sci-fi and fantasy fans will enjoy, plus some moments of humor, including an evil alien who can be pulling onhis toe. Made you smile! [For librarians:] Add this to collections where you have sci-fi readers. Display thiswith some maker titles, and have a booktalk ready when kids come overand ask why it's there." - Rosemary Kiladitis, children's librarian at Queen's Library, NY (blogger at MomReadIt)

"Tweens and teens--and kids at heart--will encounter thrills, mysteries, and an abundance of life lessons in The Maker, a whimsical novel set in space." - IndieReader Discovery Awards - The Verdict

"[A]wesome! Vibrant and energetic characters living in an amazingly designed world...This book gets something I rarely give, and that's my whole hearted recommendation. It may be labelled a children's book, and it will certainly inspire and engage that audience, but it also possesses great value as an adult read...In short, great writing style, brilliant ideas, gripping plot, funny to read. Basically, The Maker, is everything you could want in a book." - Author K. J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite - Five Star Review

"The fast-paced action and suspense kept me glued to the book...I would recommend this book for imaginative kids ages 8-13.  Those who love creating art will especially appreciate Nate's story." - LitPick - Five Star Review (13-year-old reviewer)

"A great delight for young readers, The Maker by D.F. Anderson introduces readers to a hero that is inspiring and lovable in a memorable adventure...The author has the uncanny gift of creating a world that is abstract but that feels familiar to readers...The writing in The Maker is masterly and the pacing of this genre will be gripped." - Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite - Five Star Review

"Anderson writes like a master and readers will enjoy the way he brings out the thoughts and the worldview of the protagonist. He actually makes his hero lovable. Character development is superb...The setting of the story is great and cinematic, and readers will find vivid images flooding their imaginations...[O]riginal, gripping, and utterly delightful." - Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite - Five Star Review

"It got exciting very quickly, and I found myself enjoying it immensely.Packed with action, a smoothly-flowing plot, and a unique setting, this book made for a read that kept me on the edge of my seat." - LitPick - Five Star Review (16-year-old reviewer)

"Anderson deftly explores the limits of human potential in this entertaining and action-packed story...Meer, the parallel planet he ends up on, is endlessly fascinating...While this is listed as a children's book, I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who enjoys a bit of metaphysics sprinkled into their fantasy....The Maker is most highly recommended." - Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite - Five Star Review

"[An] enchanting story about Nate, a teenage boy, who loves to draw...The characters are unique and fantastic...[W]ritten with beauty and skill...The mixture of nature science and the fantasy of magic is refreshing... Anderson has a great imagination and does a wonderful job sharing it...I would recommend this story to anyone who wants to lose themselves in a terrific adventure." - Author Kris Moger for Readers' Favorite - Five Star Review

About the Author

D. F. Anderson grew up in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and holds a master's degree in English literature from the University of British Columbia. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and daughter.

Product details

  • File Size: 428 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Underdog Books (November 18, 2017)
  • Publication Date: November 18, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077LV99HX
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #644,908 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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