Book Review: Earth’s Call: Journey to Paradise by Peter Baker
Earth’s Call: Journey to Paradise easily rates from middle-grade chapter book to adult. Author, Peter Baker, offers readers a lyrical tale of fun and adventure in the Hawaiian Islands, Pacific Islander land, and lifestyle theme. The result? An ecological fiction fantasy novel that provides a delightful escape into a magical world!
Imagine, for a moment, a cast of furry and feathered creatures leading lives very much like ours. However, only exceptional humans with kind hearts and a deep, abiding love for the beauty of nature can see them! The trusting, respectful, and exceptionally affectionate relationships these nature ambassadors create with their human counterparts paints an inspirational reflection of stewardship and sustainability.
A joyous celebration of life, love, and loyalty, Earth’s Call: Journey to Paradise takes the reader on a guided tour of self-discovery. It deftly draws us into the story and, in-so-doing stops time. The little critters of Earth’s Call befriend us, our reality shifts, and we’re transported to their world. And as we explore and experience this world, the story gently encourages all of us to move beyond merely appreciating nature to doing our part to preserve and protect it.
Any reader, child to adult, will enjoy this upbeat fantastical story. But I’d like to proffer a suggestion to parents and teachers. Baker’s book would be an ideal family or classroom read-aloud story. Not only would it provide a gratifying bonding experience, but the gentle environmental protection message that’s woven throughout the novel also offers many possibilities for further activities and discussions.
Eco-fiction plays a vital role in bringing the message of stewardship, sustainability, and preservation to the world. Earth’s Call: Journey to Paradise takes that message directly to the next generation in an appealing, inspiring format. I highly recommend it!