Beware of the Desert

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Too long had Raccoon spent in the desert, and now he was going to pay for it...
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  • By Richard Howson
    Feb 8, 2017
    Reggie Benson’s Book Review. Title: Beware of the Desert Author: Daniel Atkins Year published: 2017 Publisher: Edition: First Edition. Native American myths provide an opportunity to escape the world of reality in which we live: where we can transport ourselves to a mystical world where the elements and animals act with super-human strength, and where the world of fantasy weaves itself into our reality. Daniel Atkins’ ‘Beware of the Desert’ is a fantastic example of such a story. The irony, of course, is that the author of this Native American myth, is in fact a ten year-old school pupil from England! The setting of the story, as indicated by the title, is in the desert on the plain of what we now know as North America. Starting out with a peaceful description of life for the Yamboo Tribe, Atkins paints a clear mental picture which transports the reader directly into the rural native environment. However, the peaceful life that main character Yuma Bidzil is used to, is going... More > to be severely put to the test after Raccoon spends too much time in the desert. What follows is a story of violence, betrayal and honour, finally revealing the fate of the tribe and how raccoons today have their unique appearance. Particularly enjoyable was Atkins’ use of varied sentence structure and vivid, detailed description of characters and events, making the reader feel exactly the way the characters in the story do. Moreover, the ten year-old author provides an excellent insight into authentic Native American names and how animals and the natural elements were personified as humans. The blend of historical accuracy and fictional imagination have been captured remarkably, resulting in a must-buy short story which is appropriate for all ages above eight. Star Rating: 5 stars.< Less
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