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Back Off, Bullies: New Teen Fantasy Novel Has Message to Empower Young Readers
X, Denver, CO and Brisbane, Australia — A remarkable new book in the
red-hot young-adult fantasy market isn't just a great read. It's also
giving teen readers the tools they need to successfully manage their
daily struggles with bullying, low self-esteem and more.
Just released by Outskirts Press, Unlocking the Poet's Realm, from
author and educator Matt Wiebusch, combines heart-stopping action,
exciting mental challenges and a positive message for young people.
The novel follows Minnie, a young girl who's ignored by her parents and picked on at school. One day she discovers a magic box that transports her to another land, far off in the future. It's called Buval¾and
it's filled with giant talking bees, friendly monkeys, and other
bizarre creatures. But this is no pleasure trip. The animals, which have
dominion over this land, have brought her here for one very specific
reason: to save their world.
armed only with her wits and a cryptic poem setting out her task,
Minnie must embark on a treacherous journey across a strange place
that's teeming with danger. What she accomplishes could mean the
survival of the animals' world¾and
of her own. Through it all, she'll discover the shocking truth about
Earth's future. And she just might discover the confidence and belief in
herself that she so sorely lacks.
book is sure to appeal to children, parents and teachers alike. As they
follow Minnie's incredible journey, readers are challenged to puzzle
through Minnie's brain-teasing tasks. They're also witness to her
stunning transformation throughout the novel, as she slowly learns how
to think more positively and act more assertively¾skills that will help her tackle her family and school issues head on.
step-by-step process she follows is exactly the motivation that kids of
today need so that they too can feel empowered to take the first steps
in bettering their own lives," says Wiebusch, a teacher and expert in
Unlocking the Poet's Realm is now available through Ingram,
Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and the online
bookstore of Outskirts Press, at outskirtspress.com/store.php.
PB ISBN: 978-1-4327-3714-6
HB ISBN: 978-1-4327-3516-6
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Page Count: 508