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The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic

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The book, “The Lost Rainforest,” by Elliot Schrefer was very interesting. This book was interesting because of the events that happen and because the characters had unusual character traits.

Two of the main characters were Panther cubs. One was named Mez and her sister who had  a missing foot was named Chumba. Other characters include an evil older cousin named Mist and baby cousins named Yerlo, Jerlo, and Derli. The sisters Mez and Chumba were born during an eclipse so they have to adjust to being nocturnal and sleeping through the daytime. Mez and Chumba’s mother was deceased, she died during the eclipse that they were born in. Mez and Chumba’s Aunt Usha, their mother’s sister, promised that she would take care of the cubs.

Now that the cubs live with Aunt Usha, she dislikes and distrusts them but because she wanted to keep her promise, she continues to care for the cubs. Ultimately, Aunt Usha decided to keep only one of the sisters and to abandon the other. The sisters make the decision that Mez should go. While hunting, Mez meets a snake named Auriel. While she is walking around with Auriel, Mez overhears the ants chanting a poem which leads Mez on a journey.

I recommend this book to 8-12 year old children who like to read fantasy and action packed books. Also this book is an adventure story because the creatures explore the Animal Kingdom  while on their journey.

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Naomi Castang, Contributor

Naomi Castang, Contributor, Long Island

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6 Responses to “The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic”

  1. Jia Ru Yang on January 18th, 2019 1:18 pm

    I like how you are thinking with this book and I think your review is interesting. Your review makes me want to know how Mez’s journey goes. I might want to get this book someday. Your review is awesome!

  2. Alicia Tritschler on January 29th, 2019 1:19 pm

    I really like your review! This book sounds really interesting because Mez goes on her own journey though the animal kingdom. Why did their aunt choose to only take care of one? Thats sad.

  3. Olivia Castang on January 29th, 2019 1:26 pm

    I love your review, it makes me really want to read the book. It makes me want to read the book because I love animal personification. Also, your awesome review gives a lot of detail about the book. I also love how her journey unfolded.

  4. Brianna Ochoa on February 5th, 2019 9:05 am

    This review is great! I really like fantasy books and I think that this is a great book based off your review.

  5. Brian Cole on February 6th, 2019 9:35 am

    I really liked your review and how you described the characters, great job.

  6. Matthew Alexandre on February 6th, 2019 9:40 am

    I like the way you explained the personification and the way that you explained that the mother was deceased. Also, that even though the aunt made a promise she still distrusted the cubs. In my opinion I would like to know a little more about the mother being deceased and the journey that Mez goes on before I would read the book..

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