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Boy Between Worlds: The Novice Collector Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

Boy Between Worlds: The Novice Collector is the sequel to Boy Between Worlds: The Cabinet of Curiosities, middle grade fantasy written by Cynthia C. Huijgens. Learn more about this new book and enter to win a Boy Between Worlds prize pack!

My Review:

Boy Between Worlds: The Novice Collector is an entertaining and educational book that follows teenager Max's exhilarating time travel adventure in Egypt. On the day he turns 13, Max makes up his mind to follow the footsteps of his grandfather to become a novice collector. Determined to bring down the Lieutenant, head of an antiquities trafficking gang, and return all of Egypt’s stolen treasure to its rightful owners, Max learns to use the cabinet of curiosities' ancient magic to shuffle between the world of reality and a world of enchantment and wonder. 

While this book picks up Max's story exactly where book one left off, those who haven't read the first book won't find the sequel hard to follow. Traces of what happened in the previous book get revealed bit by bit through Max's recollections. Young readers are sure to have fun putting the puzzle pieces together. 

The two worlds - fantasy vs reality - are woven seamlessly together to keep the story smooth and engaging. The young hero's personality is wittily reflected through his inner thoughts, his actions and reactions, and even the food he likes to eat. As they follow along Max's adventure, readers are introduced to the fascinating history and culture of ancient Egypt. 

The story encourages youngsters to follow their passion, pursue their dream, and make independent decisions wisely. Meanwhile, it helps raise awareness about the threat of antiquities trafficking to the precious cultural heritage of mankind. This book is definitely a worthy read for anyone interested in time travel, Egyptian culture, archeology, or antiquities collection.

About the Book:

Ages 8-12 | 187 Pages
Publisher: Idle Time Press | ISBN-13: 9781732925847

On his thirteenth birthday, Max Mead wakes up battered and bruised in the villa of his grandfather, a famous antiquities expert, in Cairo. He has a hard time remembering how he got there, but slowly details of his quest to locate his missing grandfather begin to emerge. But the Lieutenant, leader of a ruthless antiquities trafficking gang, has left Max with more than a few nasty bruises.

Purchase links: Amazon |

About the Author:

Cynthia C. Huijgens writes for children of all ages, including children’s picture books. She holds a BA in Art and Design, Masters in Education, and is a certified K-12 Art Teacher. Cynthia graduated from Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio.

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One Grand Prize winner will receive a Boys Between Worlds Prize Pack!

It includes: 

  • An autographed copy of Boy Between Worlds: The Novice Collector 
  • Two (2) 100% pashminas purchased from a vendor in the Khan el Kahlili, Cairo 
  • A custom bookmark 
  • An Idle Time Press t-shirt

Three additional winners will each receive an autographed copy of Boy Between Worlds: The Novice Collector!

Giveaway ends 1/6/2022. Open to US only. Please enter below. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

Boy Between Worlds: Book Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Idle Time Press. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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