About the book:
Another lost tale from Jason's past, this story follows Julietta the carpenter and King Plunder the corrupt ruler of Platavia. Mean and spiteful, King Plunder rules with an iron fist, but it is Julietta that everyone really believes and respects. King Plunder eventually gets angry with Julietta and our heroine is put to the ultimate test as she tries to free herself (and the Kingdom) of King Plunder once and for all.
The New Crown is an impressive story. I adored the illustrations and characters. King Plunder is awful- and Jason did a phenomenal job bringing that out in just a few short pages. Between his name, actions, and the illustrations, King Plunder is quickly painted into the story as an evil villain who is ruining the happiness in Platavia. On the flip side is our heroine: Julietta. The first sentence where we meet her immediately solidified my love of this story. First of all, she is a GIRL and she is the heroine. Gender issues are non-existent as Julietta is a strong woman who is a carpenter and an inventor! I love the image her character presents to kids- girls will look up to her and boys will see that girls can do anything boys can do. Hallelujah for gender equality! Aside from the characters, the story itself is cute and endearing. An evil King needs to step off his throne and peace needs to be restored. The way that this classic concept is actually played out though, is unique. A girl is the one who sets things right- and she does it with her mind. This is a story that I will read to every kid that I can. It sends a great message and the illustrations are excellent.
I loved Jason Sanberg's first story, Candy & The Cankersaur, but I really love The New Crown. I think all parents need to get this book for their kids on their ereaders. It is absolutely worth it. This will be a story the kids come back to over and over.
Madeline did read this story but with the crazy holiday schedule, she is not with her father and I as much as she was in the summer when we read Candy & the Cankersaur. Therefore, I don't have a full review by her, but I can let you know that she liked it!
About the author:
Jason Sandburg is a fine artist who is producing the "missing books" from his childhood. You can check out his other ebooks here, as well as his artwork.
write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow
FTC: I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review
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