Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Boy Who Walked A Way by Nancy Janes (book review)

The Boy Who Walked A Way

by Nancy Janes

(Review Book!)

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Genre- Christian / Fiction

Publisher- CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 240

Age Group- I would recommend juvenile and above.  Have an adult read it first to see what they think.

Description of book- Paperback, $12.98, ISBN: 9781479139071

Jal Valhyn lives in 2162 and his country is at war.  The worlds government is based on humanistic ideas and the halcyon peace has failed.  He runs away from where he is living and is approached by someone who is invisible.  The person gives him two visible companions and they go on a seven day trip together.  Each day Jal learns more from Sammie and Bea about faith and friendships.   

About the Author:

Nancy Janes currently lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  She used to be a Clinical Social Worker.  She is currently working on a new book which includes characters from this book. 

My thoughts:  

The Boy Who Walked A Way, by Nancy Janes, is one of those books that is an instant classic.  After seeing all of the books at the local library that are about vampires, magic, and other negative subject matters, this book is a breath of fresh air.  I enjoyed reading about Jal and his seven day journey to reach Grandfather Moutyn.  On this journey he had guides though, Bea (a butterfly) and Sammie (a swan).  These two guides helped him to learn more about the world around him and how to avoid becoming a part of it.  I thought that was really neat.  I liked how it was a physical journey, but it was also so much more, like the books written by C.S. Lewis.  I was glad that I was able to recognize and see that there was a story behind the story.  I know that as child I would not have recognized it.

I plan on reading this book to my nine and ten-year-old.  I think they will enjoy it a lot.  I don’t know if they will understand the story behind the story, but it will be good for them anyway.  I recommend this book to you as well.   

Informational and Purchasing Links:

Nancy Janes’s website:





Purchasing Link: Amazon

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received a free copy of The Boy Who Walked A Way, by Nancy Janes, to review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.  I am part of The CWA Review CrewAll links were current when posted.

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