Blue Mountain

bluemountainWritten by Martine Leavitt

Blue Mountain tells the story of Tuk, a young bighorn sheep who can see the Blue Mountain, which others cannot. He knows that this is a place he must lead his herd to that will provide safety and peacefulness from the threatening humans and their machines. Along the way are many dangers and Tuk and his young friends learn to be brave and resourceful in order to stay alive. The story is very well written and reads like a fable. There is a great lesson to learn of how humans affect the environment and the existence of wild creatures. My concern is that there are so many names and characters in the first chapter that the intended audience (ages 9-12) will be easily confused. I am not sure that the cover or the storyline will attract any but the most avid animal lovers.

Review by Terrie Bishop, Academy Park Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★½✩ (3.5 stars)
Interest Level: Ages 9-12

Blue Mountain
Written by Martine Leavitt
Margaret Ferguson Books
164 pages
Release Date: October 28, 2014
ISBN: 9780374378646 (hardcover)

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