About S. D. Smith:
S.D. Smith is the best husband Gina Smith has so far had and father to four Smithereens who are still young enough to appreciate what passes for his wit and wisdom. Sam is a West Virginia native, a sometime sojourner in southern Africa and the Caribbean, and current resident of his house.
Sam is an award-losing author, having featured as a runner-up for the West Virginia Fiction Award, World Magazine’s Children’s Book of the Year, and Audible’s Kids Audiobook of the Year. He has also lost every other literary award ever given over the entire course of human history.
Sam is a co-founder of Story Warren, a site for parents and others dedicated to helping foster holy imagination in children. He is passionate about Kindling Imagination for Kingdom Anticipation, about how stories and play can train us for a richer faith and more intentional lives.
About The Green Ember:
- Finalist for Audible’s Kid’s Book of the Year
- Spent days as #1 bestselling overall audiobook in the world on Audible
- Persistently Amazon’s #1 Bestseller in multiple categories in multiple formats (print, ebook, audio)
- Achieved Top 100 Author Rank on Amazon (highest at #51 overall)
- Spent days as #1 Bestselling Kid’s Audiobook in the World on Audible, topping Harry Potter
- Finalist for Children’s Book of the Year in World Magazine
Praise for The Green Ember:
“A captivating story with sword-bearing rabbits, daring quests, and moments of poignant beauty, The Green Ember is a tale that will delight and inspire young readers to courage and creativity and would make a perfect book for a family to read aloud.” -Sarah Clarkson, author of Read for the Heart and Caught Up in a Story
Kidview – The Green Ember
by Michael Silver
The Green Ember by S. D. Smith tells about some of the adventures of two brave rabbits named Heather and Picket. In this book, they are forced to leave their home in Nick Hollow and go to a place called Cloud Mountain. They have many adventures with their uncle and cousin. The Green Ember shows that even if people in your family have done wrong things, you can still do what is right, and that doing the right thing is worth it.
Heather and Picket live in Nick Hollow with their parents and baby brother, Jacks. One day, Heather and Picket go out to pick berries. When they come back, they find their house on fire and surrounded by wolves! They are spotted by the wolves and chased. When the wolves are very close, two rabbits appear and help Heather and Picket escape. They make their way to Cloud Mountain where they make some new friends. Heather and Picket also start finding answers to their questions like, “Why does no one trust us?” “Who is this good king that we keep hearing about?” Not long after another attack by wolves, Heather and Picket find themselves off on another adventure to save a friend.
Two things I learned while reading this book were that helping others is worth the work, and that being loyal to your friends is a good quality. The author made it easy to imagine the characters, how they were feeling, and what their surroundings looked like. I also enjoyed that the main characters set a good example for the reader. If you like good characters, action, friends who are faithful to each other, and clear, descriptive pictures, you would enjoy reading this book.
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