It’s magic versus machines as a sickly boy gets caught up in the politics, prophecy and prejudice that threatens to tear the world apart! “An imaginative feast for younger readers. Grey’s message is laudable” – Kirkus Indie Review “I’ve compared this book to Final Fantasy and Dr. Strangelove. For those who know me, you’re starting to realize that I actually enjoyed the heck out of this book. It was really a fun read. The book is really about propaganda, religion, and the depths to which humanity can sink if it places faith over humanity. Jono is a great character. … His beliefs are challenged, and his intelligence starts to put together a comprehensive picture of the world. That, in turn, sends him off on this journey to try to reconcile the two sides of this Cold War at what would be the equivalent of the Cuban Missile Crisis.” – Friday Indie Review “A well-crafted novel, its universe holding together without the inconsistencies sometimes apparent in the fantasy genre. There are excellent fight scenes and illusion. There are also themes of the Cold War in the depiction of two cultures divided, armed against each other, almost too paralyzed with fear to act..” – San Francisco Book Review
In the spirit of Dr. Seuss, and Shel Silverstein, “Tales For Your Monkey’d Mind” are “Fables and Modern Fairy Tales for Children.” Each imaginative and charming story reflects timeless themes that are both highly entertaining and help kids build self-esteem. Here are a few of the interesting characters you’ll love meeting:
Little Fey, who searches for something to make her happy one day, but she realizes that her search is pushing her happiness further away.
Angela, who spends her days worrying about what will happen to her when she dies, until she discovers there are others things to think about instead.
Alex, who daydreams of working in the Wallerwood Toy Factory, and he sets off to see the secrets kept hidden behind the factory’s front doors only to learn that even all the toys in the world can’t make you happy and what might.
Jessica, who wants to become the best clown that Clown Town has ever seen. Then she learns that being a clown is not as much fun as she thought.
Author Steve Reedy helps kid face life challenges with imagination to find answers within.