The Adventures of Wilhelm: A Rat’s Tale Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway
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The Adventures of Wilhelm: A Rat’s Tale Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Do you love to travel? Have you heard about the old Chinese saying that encourages youth to learn not only by reading ten thousand books but also by traveling ten thousand miles? Maria Ritter's middle grade fiction The Adventures of Wilhelm: A Rat’s Tale demonstrates the irreplaceable educational value of travel through a smart, friendly and courageous young rat's unusual adventure around the world. Learn more about the book and enter to win a copy below.

About the Book

Young Wilhelm leaves home and travels the world. He not only discovers the value of different cultures and the importance of family and friendship, but he also overcomes obstacles with courage and cleverness. He returns home with deep respect for all creatures on this earth and a new sense of rat identity and purpose.

My Review:
The Adventures of Wilhelm is undoubtedly a fun, smooth and informative read for both children and adults. Readers learn a lot about different cultures including food, history, tourist attractions, people and their way of life through the eyes of a little rat who is eager to explore and experience the world around him. The story flows nicely as if it were read by a gentle, sweet voice. The author cleverly turns usually despicable creatures into likeable characters.

While it encourages young readers to travel with an open mind and loving heart, the novel reveals both the bright and dark sides of human nature and society with humor and subtlety. The underlying message is that creatures of all kinds deserve to be respected and appreciated in their own right. I enjoyed reading this short story and hope you and your child will get to check it out too.

To follow the tour and read reviews, please visit Maria Ritter's page on iRead Book Tours.

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About the Author:

Maria Ritter is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in La Jolla, California. She is the author of Return to Dresden (2004), an autobiographical reflection on her childhood in Germany during and after World War II. It is a healing memoir that confronts national guilt for the Nazi past and weaves the broken pieces of loss and grief into a healing tapestry.

Connect with the author: Website

Five lucky readers will each win a copy of The Adventures of Wilhelm!

Giveaway ends 4/5. Open to US 18+ only. The winners will have their choice of print or electronic copy of the book. Please enter using the form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions are mine. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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