Cummins, K.A. Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy. NP: Eleonora Press, 2019.
Summary from the author’s web site
A mysterious snow globe shop. A multiverse at war. And a girl searching for her father.
In the heart of Vienna, twelve-year-old Sarah Ann Reisende wanders into a mysterious shop where snow globes double as portals to other worlds. After breaking the globe tethered to Earth, she discovers a cryptic note scribbled on the back of a photograph. The note links her father, who left before her third birthday, to a place called Elohi. Could this be a chance to find her father at last?
Unable to return home, Sarah follows the lead into the world of Elohi. But an army of vicious hybrids led by a genetically engineered warrior named Malvine now rules the once peaceful planet, and she becomes a target as Malvine wants to use the shop’s connections to wage war.
Can Sarah uncover the truth behind her father leaving and find a way home before Malvine gains control of the shop?
Samuel’s Legacy is the first book in the Snow Globe Travelers series, a middle-grade science fiction adventure aimed at ages 10+. #SnowGlobeTravelers
I love K.A. Cummins’ book Samuel’s Legacy. She has created a believable alternate universe and a magical way to enter that world. Most of the characters in this world are very similar to humans on earth but the word patterns of their speech are different but easy to follow and adapt to. The people encountered in the world of Elohi are much like humans you may encounter in our world – some are caring and some are mean. Cummins has also created some evil creatures and vividly describes them.
Sarah, the main character who travels from Earth to Elohi, shows great responsibility in wanting to make things right after making mistakes. I think that older elementary students will relate to Sarah – she is at an age where children want to do things for themselves and don’t always succeed at doing it well.
Cummins, K.A. Snow Globe Travelers: Activity Book Volume 1. NP: Eleonora Press, 2019.
About the Activity Book – from the author
Venture deeper into the world of the Snow Globe Travelers. Learn about the wonders of Vienna, snow globe traveling, and Elohi through puzzles, hands-on projects, fun facts, coloring pages, and more. An activity book companion for “Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy.”
I love the concept of this activity book. So often when kiddos read a book they enjoy, the adults who care for them would love activities to go along with the story. Snow Globe Travelers Activity Book: Volume 1 provides that for Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy. There are coloring pages, paper/pencil puzzles, non-fiction supplemental information, and craft instructions included in this title. The book closes with answers for the pages that require them. I really appreciate the extra effort taken by Cummins to provide activities to accompany her recent title. The only thing that would improve it is permission to photocopy for educators.
I would not hesitate to add Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy to my K-12 Christian School library. I believe this fantasy book is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. The Snow Globe Travelers Activity Book: Volume 1 is appropriate for my K-12 Christian school however I probably would not add it to the library as it is an activity book and more appropriate for an individual child. The activity book would be great for a homeschooling family.
I want to thank the author for the complimentary e-copy of Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy and of Snow Globe Travelers Activity Book: Volume 1. This is my honest review.
Author’s web site – https://authorkacummins.com/
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