SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- While children's literature has seen something of a recent boom in popularity, both parents and critics are becoming disenchanted with authors' tendencies to succumb to toilet humor and vampires. Thankfully, California's G. Gene Black is stepping up with gusto, bringing the market a new action/adventure novel that harks back to that bygone, classic era of storytelling.
'Piper' is a literary cocktail of myth, folklore, song and legend; a new style of fairy tale that fuses its innate innocence with the freedom and intensity that only magic can provide.
"This book actually started life back in 2009, as StoryStalker® - a pseudonym and character I created that later inspired the Old Crow, Piper's antagonist," explains Black, who has also transposed the novel into a screenplay. "The story also has a real-world historical inspiration too, coming from the letters and writings of Jonathan Swift, as well as works by John Timbs."
Continuing, "It's great to be able to fuse historical fiction with a showcase of how new technologies shape the world and the people who live within it. We're going through a similar renaissance in the first part of the 21st Century. I hope my novel inspires all children to see and embrace the importance of reading, learning and always remaining curious."
Since its release, reviewers have come out with rave reviews. For example, Emily-Jane Hills Orford comments, "Piper, exudes charm, adventure, and the magic and power of both music and the written word. The story takes the reader through a myriad of plots and sub-plots with expertise and grace. . . a real classic, one to capture the hearts of young and old alike for generations."
Rabia adds, "This is a story to love. Although the writer mentions that this book is best for children 9 and up, I believe that this book can be read to children. They will love it because it has magic, it has action, it has heroes, and it has a witch. I would love to read it with the songs playing in the background; this would also make a great school play for entertainment. It deserves 5 stars and more! It was incredible."
Piper's available: https://www.amazon.com/G.-Gene-Black/e/B01M8LVLXJ/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1.
For more information, visit the author's official website: https://ggeneblack.com/book.html.
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