Blog Tour: Book Review: Lost of Spirit River by Tommy Batchelor

Lost on Spirit River by Tommy Batchelor:

Thirteen-year-old Tony’s parents are in the middle of divorce, his mother sends him to his Grandpa’s along the banks of the Flint River in Southwestern Georgia. With his younger cousin Kathryn, they set out to look for a Christmas tree for the holidays, along with Grandpa’s aging beagle, Sally. The three become lost in a snowstorm, which has not hit Georgia in three hundred years. Finding shelter in a hidden cave, stumbling upon Native American art. Now the adventure begins…

In Lost on Spirit River, author Tommy Batchelor has written an entertaining young-adult novel with a multi-pronged message. He uses suspense and adventure to capture his audience’s attention…The dialogue is crisp…The characters are well developed… Readers glimpse the spirit world of ancient native tribes in a way that will stir imaginations…Kim Reale’s illustrations solidify the images already created by Batchelor’s exceptional ability to describe scenes and setting. Highly Recommended by William Potter for Reader’s Choice Book Reviews.

Book Trailer:

Lost on Spirit River is an adventure story for middle grade readers. Kathryn and her cousin Tony set out to find the perfect Christmas tree. Tony takes them further and further from home until they find themselves lost in a sudden snow storm. What follows is an adventure story that mixes elements of Native American folklore with Tony and Kathryn’s quest to find their way home.

The back cover of the book bills this as a young-adult novel but it is most definitely aimed at a younger middle grade audience. There are a few editing errors mainly with punctuation and the way the pages are laid out that were a little distracting but otherwise a great adventure story. The illustrations really added to the book and helped bring the story to life.

Content: Clean

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Source: Received a review copy from the author through The Teen Book Scene.