The Earth Keeper’s Challenge
The Earth Keeper’s Challenge by Maria Langella Sorgie and Tara Langella is the second book in The Earth Keeper’s Trilogy.
Nimue’s journey continues as she learns more about the plant and animal world of the Earth Keeper’s, all while balancing her school and home life. When Nimue takes Grandfather Ginseng to school with her one day, he disappears and in her frantic search for him, Nimue learns that the natural world she has come to love is in grave danger.
Now with the help of her fellow Earth Keeper’s, Nimue and her friends must fight against Miss Pharma to heal the planet. But the Keeper’s will face unexpected challenges and fears that they must overcome to bring order back to natural world. Can they do it? Will they be enough?
The Earth Keeper’s Challenge is an easy read for 2-4th graders. It’s one of those books you could finish in one sitting and picks right back up from the first book. In fact, if you haven’t read the first book, I’d even recommend picking both up at the same time and reading straight through.
One of the things I like about this book is that we see a little more about the Earth Keeper’s world. We find out that there are more Earth Keeper’s than just Nimue and that each of them come from around the world and have their own bond with nature and their horse companion. This is great because it shows that we all have to be responsible for our planet, not just one person/area/country.
I also love the artwork throughout the story and the feel of the characters and setting.
The story does end somewhat abruptly, but if you read the first book, then you know that we’re running full steam ahead into the third and final book. It’s one of those reads where your like, “ahh I need to know what happens!” and you anxiously await the next one, which, fortunately, seem to come out fairly quickly.
This one gets a high 4.5-5 stars from me.
That’s all for now!
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