Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Castle In The Mist | Dog Book Review


Well, it's been awhile now since I've had this book. It's called "Castle In The Mist" by Robert McCarty. I was lucky enough to win a copy of it from our friends at Dakota's Den - thanks guys! I was happy to win a copy because I thought Lily could use some more good chapter books to read and she loves animals. The book is long for her and she's slowly working on it. So far, she claims to be enjoying it.

I read the book and really enjoyed it! It's the sequel to another book called "Planet of the Dogs" and even though I hadn't read the first volume it was still easy to follow. It's a fun fantasy chapter book with a lot of great lessons to be learned. Most of these lessons come from dogs, of course.


Here's a book description of Castle In The Mist taken from Amazon.com -
"After a year of peace Bik, the warrior-chief of Stone City, is preparing for war because his children have been kidnapped by Prince Ukko the leader of the Black Hawk tribes. The children are held prisoner in the Castle In The Mist. This is the story of how the dogs came down from their planet, to the land of the Forest People, to free the children and prevent war."
My favorite parts of the book had to do with how the dogs help the people of Earth. They helped farmers, lonely people, sad people, brought happiness to children, and more. They even helped save some kidnapped children from an evil Prince.

The dogs lead the evil Prince on a hunt to capture them in an effort to save the kidnapped children. This part of the story is very exciting and has great suspense. It's fun to read about the dog's strategies in outsmarting the Prince's soldiers. As I'm sure you're all aware, dogs are very clever creatures and this book showcases their intelligence perfectly!

I'd recommend Castle In The Mist for children as well as adults. Lily is 8 years old and reads great, but I notice that she has a hard time finishing chapter books. I think she gets distracted and wants to start a new book most of the time. If you have an older child or teenager that loves dogs and fantasy stories, then you should get this book for them. Plus, it's summertime and reading is still important even when the kids aren't in school. I know I'm always asking Lily to read a few minutes each day at least.

You can visit the Planet of the Dogs website to learn more about the book series here. Castle In The Mist is also available for purchase on Amazon.com - click here to purchase the book.

Robert has been kind enough to offer our readers a FREE copy of his wonderful book! I'm also very excited to announce that this giveaway is open to everyone regardless of where you live! Even if you're from the Planet of the Dogs! ;)

Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. You only need to choose one entry to be entered in the giveaway, but the more you do the more entry points you'll earn. If you're not sure how to enter, please watch this video. The giveaway will end Sunday, July 7th at midnight CST. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: We were not compensated for this honest review. I won the book in a contest and am sharing it with my readers. Roberty McCarty was nice enough to offer a free copy for Pawsitively Pets readers. Pawsitively Pets is not responsible for shipment of prize. A winner will be selected and contacted via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected. 

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great read. Good luck with the give-away. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Good luck to all - I love this book - it's great!

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  3. Great review. Sounds really interesting! Sharing.

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    1. That does sound like a good one!

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  4. Awesome for Lily. Great Summer reading for her. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  5. Hi Ann,
    Thanks very much for your warm review of our book. I hope Lilly continues to enjoy Castle In The Mist.
    Please keep me posted.
    Best wishes,
    Robert

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    1. You are very welcome Robert - we appreciate your generosity in letting us share this with others too! :)

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  6. Great book review, Miss Ann. Sounds like a terrierific book for young and old alike!
    *high paws*
    Oz

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  7. That sounds like a very entertaining book, and good for Lily reading it! Since dogs help the people of Earth EVERY day, maybe it's sort of a true story? :)

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  8. So happy that Lily is enjoying the book and thanks for blogging about it! Love, Dakota and Mom

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    1. Thank you for the opportunity Caren!

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  9. I usually don't read book reviews but this looks like the kind of book TW's BFF writes. I'm sure she'd love a copy of it for Christmas if I win.

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    1. Good luck to her :) That is a pretty good idea.

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  10. We enjoyed reading Snow Valley Heroes A Christmas Tale and I'm sure we would like to read Castle in the Mist too.

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    1. Awesome - good luck to you! I'm sure you'll enjoy it too :)

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  11. Sounds a great read, good luck to everyone.. Wez in the UK so we can never enter :( xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. This one is special since everyone can enter :)

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  12. this sounds right up my street,great review Ann,xx Rachel

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  13. Sounds like a book that my granddaughter might love. She reads to Vlad, Barkly and me when she's here, and since it's about dogs, it sounds like something I'd love to hear.

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  14. Any book with a dog hero has to be good!

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