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Lion: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 2

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Exciting saga of magic, martial arts, bike racing continues.

Book Jeff Stone Adventure 2013
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Author Jeff Stone has achieved much success with his exciting, page-turning epics that draw even reluctant readers into the adventure, and LION follows in that tradition. The characters are appealing, with distinct personalities that get a good chance to develop further in this installment -- as does the creative mix of martial arts, mythology, and bicycle racing.

Parents might want to check whether the book's plentiful, mostly cartoonish violence is too much for their particular kid, but in general, Lion's a well-crafted, compelling tale with many positive lessons about friendship, teamwork, perseverance, and trying to do the right thing.

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