Thursday, December 9, 2010
The Enchanted Tunnel: Book 1 Pioneer Puzzle by Marianne Monson
The Enchanted Tunnel: Book One Pioneer Puzzle by Marianne Monson
Book One of The Enchanted Tunnel begins in a cultural hall just like every other Latter-day Saint congregates in every Sunday. We find Nathan and Aria, ten year old twins, bored from their Primary lesson in Bro. King's class. After Church, they decide to play in the Cultural Hall while their mother attends a meeting.
They decide to crawl underneath stage where the chairs and tables are kept. They encounter endless darkness, a weird sensation, then coming out of a cave to see a covered wagon passing by. As it turns up, they end up meeting Joseph F. Smith helping his mother, Mary Fielding Smith, cross the plains to Salt Lake.
Nathan helps Joseph, the future Prophet, and Hyrum's son, to find the missing oxen, Aria learns how to milk their cow with help from Joseph's sister and they even get to eat Johnny-cakes. How the two get back to the tunnel and back to their own time is something you'll have to read in order to find out.
At the back of the book, there is a fun fact page, the recipe for Johnny-cakes and alist of other reading selections for more information.
I highly recommend this book and the second book of this delightful series for kids. And, the cover is awesome.
I received this review copy from Deseret Books.
Published by: Deseret Books
Date Published: September 2010