Sunday, August 28, 2011

Amanda in Arabia- book review and giveaway

Is your child ready for intrigue, action and adventure? Then Amanda in Arabia- The Perfume Flask, is the right pick for them. Darlene Foster has written an adorable book for ages 6-10 years. Published by ireadiwrite, it is a middle grade read of 107 pages. The author supplied me with a book to review and now I’m passing it on to my readers in a giveaway! Find Darlene on twitter @supermegawoman and online at .

The Story- 12 year old Amanda Ross travels from her home in Canada to visit her Aunt and Uncle in the United Arab Emirates. While shopping in a street market she is given an antique perfume flask and told that it is only for her.
Her adventures in the hot, sandy UEA begin. She joins with her new friend Leah on a camel adventure to rescue a lost princess and unite two people in love.
My Thoughts- This is a delightful book full of spunk and sass. Little Amanda is a joy, who often sounds wiser than her young years. The coolest part is the history and culture present on the pages. The author does a great job of mixing in fact with fiction that allows a child to explore a new place and not feel that information is being shoved at them.
The mystery in the book is simple enough that even younger readers can follow along without struggle. Plus, there are bad guys, sand storms and romance for older readers. I especially like the camels. Amanda is really in sync with camels and it comes out in Darlene’s writing with humor and wit.
The Giveaway – Just fill out the rafflecopter below. If you don’t see it click ‘read more’.
Buy it now on  Amazon- just click on the banner below.



  1. Thanks for the great review. I am so glad you enjoyed Amanda and her adventure.

  2. I would love to read this book with my daughter! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

  3. This looks like an amazing read! I hope to win!!

  4. Thanks for entering everyone. Darlene, it was my pleasure.

  5. I'm posting this link to my homeschool group!

  6. That is the first time I have ever heard the word "rafflecopter". Through me for a loop. I love Darlene's books and just about everything about her. Would love one for my daughter.