Walking Through Walls is Karen's version of a Chinese folk tale. I felt that Ms. Cioffi did an excellent job of making of the reader feel as if he were experiencing everything Wang was. The dragon in the dream. The colorful animals that were there on Wang's journey. The magic Wang saw and experienced.
Wang was but a poor farming boy who wanted to become an Eternal, someone who has lots of power and magic. He wanted to use the newfound powers for evil, to become rich by stealing from the rich people in his village. He set out on a journey to discover the Eternals. He worked much harder than he did at home but in the end, the journey of leaving home for a year turned out to be the best thing for Wang.
Wang needed to really discover who was inside and by trying to have things he wasn't meant to have, he learned his lessons well and came to the realization that no matter whatever power you may desire, the power of good always trumps out.
Ms. Cioffi follows the story with some reading comprehension questions and some history about the Chinese culture and how life was in the time of beliefs such as magic and mythical creatures. Karen's writing flowed and allowed me to experience some of the journey in Wang's life in becoming who was truly to become.
Title: Walking Through WallsAuthor: Karen Cioffi
Illustrator: Aidana WillowRaven
Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC
Karen Cioffi is an author and ghostwriter. Her new MG/YA fantasy book, Walking Through Walls, is based on an ancient Chinese tale.
You can find Karen at the following places:
Karen's Writing and Marketing website
Karen's DK Writing site
Karen's linkedin addy
Karen's twitter account
Karen's facebook page
Walking Through Walls blog
Day's End Lullaby
Please be sure to stop by Susanne Drasic's blog on July 21st for the next stop on the Walking Through Walls Tour.