Iris and the Dragonflies Book Review
I just finished reading one of the best books for middle-school children that I’ve read in a very long time called Iris and the Dragonflies. It’s one of those books that’s interesting to all ages. I certainly couldn’t put it down and now my 12 year old is reading it to himself and I’m reading it to my 6 and 8 year old. So far, they are loving it as well! I definitely cannot wait for the next book.
Iris is a very unique eleven year old girl. Ever since she was born she has been surrounded by dragonflies and lately she thinks she’s begun to understand them. After returning from a trip to visit her grandmother in Ireland where she began to unlock the secrets of her powers and the past she learns of a plot to destroy her beloved Dragonfly Creek. Together with her friends she fights to save the creek.
I really highly recommend this book for anyone with school-age children. Not only is it extremely entertaining, riveting even, it’s also educational! I love how it encourages creativity, activism and protecting the environment. My favorite “lessons” from the book are the ones dealing with relationships, from bullying to sibling rivalry to friendship. Iris and the Dragonflies seamlessly blends fantasy with modern issues. It is charming and captivating. inspiring and provocative. Teachers and parents can even download workbooks with engaging activities that back up and expand upon the topics touched upon in the book. I cannot say enough about this book, read it with your children or classroom!
Iris and the Dragonflies is written by Rosemary Danielis. Mother of four with a degree in English and Communications, she wrote Iris and the Dragonflies for her children. You can visit Rosemary’s blog here and Iris’ blog here. Also make sure to visit the official Iris and the Dragonflies facebook page and webpage. The paperback can be purchased from Amazon for $14.95 or you can get the Kindle version for just $.99!
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