My favorite thing about being an author is seeing fan art and getting feedback from kid readers. Nothing puts me in a better mood or makes me want to dig back into my novel file and keep writing. Today I have two items to share: a picture of Aluna and a wee book report.
This picture of Aluna by The Maud (she probably just goes by Maud) captures Aluna perfectly. Look at those muscles! The weapons! The spiky hair! Her clothes are exactly how I pictured them, down to the shark teeth in her tunic. But the best thing is her expression — it captures Aluna’s attitude and love of adventure so well.
Yep, it’s awesome and I absolutely love it! I’m framing it and hanging it next to the incredible Aluna drawn by Samantha Ling.
The next item is a tiny book report. Liam lives next to my brother’s family and they gave him a copy of Above World to read. Here’s what he said:
TELL US A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT BOOK:
This book is the best book I have read. It’s about a girl called Aluna and her friend Huko [sic] saving their underwater world. Loved it.
WRITE ONE NEW VOCABULARY WORLD YOU LEARNED FROM THIS BOOK AND WHAT IT MEANS:
silhouette: a shadow
WRITE ONE SENTENCE FROM THE BOOK THAT MADE YOU LAUGH, OR THAT IMPRESSED OR INSPIRED YOU SOMEHOW:
Grandma Nani nodded and smiled. “Hoku my boy, it’s time you had an adventure.”
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO A FRIEND? WHY OR WHY NOT?
Yes this book is so so so good I read it twice and every time I pick up this book I laugh, smile, and feel like I traveled to the above world.
Thank you to Liam and The Maud for making me happy beyond words!