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Tuesday, 12 April 2011
The Key to the Kingdom - John Allen's Review
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Book Reviews


About a month ago, I reviewed The Key to the Kingdom by Jeff Dixon for First Wild Card blog tours. Unfortunately, it was at the same time as Joshua's illness where we had to rush him to the emergency room with breathing problems and I couldn't write the review I really wanted to write.

Well, Joshua is all better now, and now is the time for the review. But...with a twist. I'm not the one who wrote the review, my 14 year old son, John Allen, did. John Allen became very intrigued with The Key to the Kingdom when I was reading it. I liked it so much that I would relay different things about the book as I was devouring it. Of course I tried not to give away any secrets in case another member of the family would want to read it. Well, I soon found that on the rare occasion that I had to lay the book down, it was never in the same location when I wanted to pick it back up again. It was always someplace in the vicinity of John Allen...usually in his hands! I almost had to fight him over it.

Being the good homeschooling father that I am, I decided to turn it into a learning experience and had him write a book review of his own. I must say that I was pretty impressed. He asked me to help him tweak it a little, but it was really an excellent review on its own. So, without further adieu, here's John Allen's review of The Key to the Kingdom by Jeff Dixon.

The Key to the Kingdom is probably one of the two or three best books I’ve ever read. This book (like many of my other favorite books) is filled with adventure, romance, mystery, action, and probably the biggest twist in the history of books thrown in there. It also has something most other books don’t have, Disney magic. The Key to the Kingdom is the dream book for any Disney fan (and even for people who aren’t fans of Disney). While reading it, you learn many secrets about Walt Disney and Walt Disney World. This novel takes you on a wild adventure through Walt Disney World, as you meet friends and foes it grabs your soul making you want to read more and more each chapter.

Dr. Grayson Hawkes, the pastor of Celebration Community Church, is invited to a place he never even knew existed by a good friend of his, Disney Imagineer, Farren Rales. Little did he know that his life was about to be changed forever. That night Farren Rales gives him something he says to be The Key to the Kingdom, and tells him to “do what Walt did”. Then he disappears in the middle of the night. I really encourage parents and their kids to read this book as you take a journey to a place where dreams really do come true.

By John Allen Tinkel

You can order The Key to the Kingdom on Amazon or at your local bookseller. You can also purchase it on the novel's official website - http://keytothekingdombook.com/index.shtml . Happy Reading!


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Posted by tink38570 at 10:00 PM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 12 April 2011 10:05 PM CDT
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Tuesday, 12 April 2011 - 10:08 PM CDT

Name: "Sarah Tinkel"

Tim I think we have a writer in our midst!! What a great review by my awesome son!! By the way does this review count for homeschooling??  LOL Just kidding...very good job John Allen.....love mom

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 - 2:25 PM CDT

Name: "Rhonda Funk"
Home Page: http://www.tellusthetruthreviews.blogspot.com

John Allen!  Wonderful review!  I felt the same way about this book. It was GREAT!  My 12 year old son started reading it too. 

 We're going to have to keep you in mind as a teen reviewer for our young adult fiction books coming out for Deep River Books!  You can email me at rhonda@bringitoncommunications.com if you are interested (we are the ones who sent you this book to review).  

Have a great day! Thanks again for reading and reviewing The Key To The Kingdom!

Rhonda Funk
Owner, Bring It On! Communications

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