Do you have a young reader, say 8 to 12 years old? Are you looking for something that will appeal to either a boy or girl? Want fun, wholesome adventure? Have I got a treat for you!
Welcome to Patria offers a entire kingdom to explore, teasing one with the idea of "stout hearts and whizzing biscuits". I personally joined Madame Mimi's Well-Ordered School for Ill-Mannered Girls (and Heaven knows, it's the place for me!), which promises to take me from an awkward flibbertigibbet to a poised and learned
young lady capable of sipping soup at the Castle with the most delicate
of slurps, and conversing with the King on subjects ranging from epic
poetry to how best to prepare Mousse au chocolat. Perfect! (There's a Knighthood of the Blue Sock for the young man in your life.)
I know Christmas is just over, but with long winter months ahead, you might want to stock up on reading material. And doesn't an adventure to another world sound lovely when it's cold and drippy-dreary outside?