Screen Shot 2013-12-17 at 12.07.54 AMEstablished in 1976, the Midwest Book Review is an organization committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing.

We are proud to feature below the review of The Crowded Kingdom in The Midwest Book Review’s ‘MBRWatch’ December 2013 Issue.

The Crowded Kingdom
Louella Dizon San Juan
4900 LaCross Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406
9781492331421, $22.89, 182 pp., ($14.49 http://www.amazon.com)

Synopsis: What if you woke up in Central Park as someone so tiny that you discover a fairy kingdom in New York City? The Crowded Kingdom is the story of two sisters, Jada and Jinny, who find themselves shrunk to the size of dandelions and discover a world of fairies, elves, and other small folk in New York City. Along with several elf friends and a rebellious purple fairy, the girls embark on a journey to find out how to return to their normal size – and get caught up in a magical war instead. Will the curious girls ever find a way back to their families, or will they be forever trapped in this wondrous world?

Critique: Nicely illustrated with occasional full-color images, “The Crowded Kingdom” is a deftly written and thoroughly entertaining modern fairytale adventure that will fire the imagination of young readers and hold their full attention from beginning to end. “The Crowded Kingdom” is very highly recommended for school and community library fantasy collections. It should also be noted that “The Crowded Kingdom” is also available in a Kindle edition ($5.49).

Julie Summers


Read the review at the Midwest Book Review’s MBRWatch December Issue under Julie’s Bookshelf, or visit The Midwest Book Review’s website, online review magazines and author resources at:  http://www.midwestbookreview.com/