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Another wonderful 5 star review for Mungai and the Goa Constrictor

In Book Reviews, Mungai and the Goa Constrictor on June 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Huge thanks to ‘diebus’ for this fantastic review.

Educational and entertaining by diebus

Mungai and the Goa Constrictor - Book Cover

“Mungai and the Goa Constrictor” by Amelia E. Curzon is as lovely a story as it is serious. Written for children and adults alike it should provide a good base for adult – child discussions on the ethics of animal welfare and nature preservation.
With a hint of Animal Farm and The Jungle Book this is a wonderful moral tale about two animals, one a boa constrictor, the other unspecified, and their ploy to use other animals and nature reserves to have an easy and wealthy life. Told from an animal perspective
There are beautiful scenes where animals use their natural abilities to create a mill and constructions and only gradually does it dawn on them what they do to their own habitat and environment.
The characters in the story are well-developed and make the story richer than just a moral tale, which I found quite a relief after reading the blurb. This is unique and intelligently written, exposing the idea behind the manipulating two, the naivety of the animals and the book distinguishes between the good and the bad ‘two-legs’.
Pleasantly sophisticated it may be too much for the very young readers, but could well be transcribed into a picture book with the right illustrator. It is a story and a book worth exploring.



Paperback on Createspace

  1. Hi Amelia and Paulette, great to see you both here. I love this book (and the cover) and I agree with Paulette, well deserved!

    Paul R. Hewlett

    • I am delighted you liked this review since diebus is my handle on Amazon 🙂
      The book came with a high recommendation and did not disappoint. Well done and truly deserved!

      • Oh my! I had no idea it was you Christoph 🙂 I loved the review. Thank you so much for it, and I am thrilled you enjoyed the book. It is great to be able to thank you at last. THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU ~ Amelia 🙂

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