When eleven-year-old Amy Lorovia is chosen to captain her district’s ship in her village’s enchanted river race, she anticipates a friendly romp down the river. She quickly discovers, however, the race is anything but friendly, and she finds herself facing mystical landscapes, magical obstacles, and cutthroat competition. With the help of her two best friends, Amy must rise to the occasion or risk continuing her district’s decades-long losing streak.
This was a great story! My 7 and 5 year old boys LOVED this. It’s a great adventure with a few lessons along the way. Riddles, imagination and lots of twists and turns make for a very entertaining read for children of almost any age. Friendship and teamwork are values learned through this story. I highly recommend this book to every parent for their kids 🙂
About the author
Caldric Blackwell realized he loved reading when he read about a bunch of people (with single-syllable names) and their pets (also with single-syllable names) in kindergarten.Exposure to a host of great authors while studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara inspired him to begin writing fiction. Although he began writing short stories for adults, his debut work is a children’s book titled The Enchanted River Race.Outside of writing, Caldric enjoys hiking, gardening, and playing a variety of string instruments. Caldric currently resides in central California.