Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review: The Olympus Cloud

The Olympus Cloud
by Stephen Randel


Do you ever wonder what your dog is dreaming about when its paws twitch? You might be surprised…. 

Some dogs can spend up to sixteen hours a day sleeping. For Max, a pugnacious French bulldog from Texas, this provides plenty of time for him to explore the world through his vivid imagination. His dreams are a doorway to excitement and adventure. Whether he’s solving mysteries, rescuing other animals, or just plain saving the day, Max’s heroic exploits carry him around the block, around the country, and even around the planet. From the plains of Africa to the battlefields of France and into outer space, Max matches wits with everything from a zombie accountant to rodent gangsters and a myriad of mythical creatures. And in the end, the fearless and faithful little dog always makes it home in time for dinner.

What an enjoyable read! This book is made up of mini-stories surrounding the dreams of a cutie of a dog named Max. It's a beautiful YA-middle grade book of Max's sleepy-time adventures. The book is short, but it is full of adventurous moments. 
I found this story to be refreshing and unique - a whole new level of reading for me. I am so very glad that this is a middle grade book that young people can appreciate. However, I also hope that kids of all ages are able to enjoy this book because one is truly never too "old" for adventure - especially when it's this adorable. 

Any person of any age will enjoy this book. However, you'll probably find it even more enjoyable if you have some furry family members of your own. A great read!

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