A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star, Book Three (The Rwendigo Tale Series)
A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star is the third book in the Rwendigo Tale Series and follows Book One, A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest, and Book Two, A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue. Designed for eight-to fourteen-year-old youth.
Just thirteen-years-old, Kusiima has no time for school, sports, or hanging out with the other boys in his African village. With no father or mother to take care of him, he works long hours to support his grandmother and sickly baby sister. Then one day, Kusiima’s life suddenly changes when he travels into a nearby protected forest. In the forest, Kusiima is presented with many choices, all with uncertain outcomes. Should he go along with illegal logging? Help to save an endangered baby gorilla? Follow a donkey to who knows where? With each choice, Kusiima has to make yet another decision about what is right in front of him. As he does, he meets a mysterious doctor who holds the key to his past and his future. In the end, Kusiima is faced with the hardest choice of all. Can he forgive a great wrong and heal a broken relationship?
Readers of all ages won’t want to put down this exciting book that addresses current realities like AIDS, malnutrition, and environmental destruction, all set in a richly detailed African adventure story. Following along as Kusiima makes his decisions, readers will find themselves considering their own choices and growing in empathy for others. This action-packed tale of a boy, his sister, and an orphaned gorilla is also a clear call to give up bitterness and forgive deep hurts, restoring broken lives and relationships.
- Third book in J. A. Myhre’s Rwendigo Tales, an adventure fiction series for kids and teens (A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest and A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue published 2015-16 by New Growth Press)
- Captivating illustrations by Acacia Masso, who grew up in east Africa in a missionary family
- Gently draws children and teens to the truth of the gospel through a page-turning action & adventure story
- Addresses current, but sometimes faraway issues like AIDS, animal poaching, and deforestation as well as relevant and relatable themes such as broken families, loss, and forgiveness
- Written by a long-time medical missionary to Africa who handles cross-cultural issues with grace, sensitivity, and love.
- 144 pages
- © 2017
- ISBN 9781945270178