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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

BEA Book Review: The Galactic Defenders & Giveaway


The Galactic Defenders - The Financial Campaign
Author: Samuel R. Yuen
Genre: Children's Adventure  
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: February 20, 2013
Paperback: 80 pages

Source: Free from the author at BEA13
Buy the Book: Amazon
Book Description
The Galactic Defenders is a fictional story about a family of five kids who discover they have superhero power. As their school prepares for a nationwide broadcast of their first financial campaign, they learn that the speaker's dad has been kidnapped. Trying to ensure that their generation gets the opportunity to learn how to use their money wisely, avoid credit card debt and learn the art of being content, the Defenders race to take on a rescue mission. Come join them as they discover how honesty, integrity, courage and respect will take us all on a journey of a lifetime, one step and one dollar at a time. Samuel R. Yuen is a fourteen year old home-schooled student, who is the author of Kids Financial Study, a book that he published at age 10. Samuel is an exceptionally gifted and focused young man. He is well aware that the abilities and talents that he has are gifts from God. Samuel loves to write books and produce personalized digital movies. He also loves to play tennis and he dreams of becoming a professional tennis player one day. When he's not studying, working on projects, or playing sports, Samuel enjoys playing video games with friends.

Review
I met this young man and his mom at BEA13. They were promoting his book and I was really impressed with such a put together presentation he had for his book.  I was in love with the whole family being there to help promote his book too!  
Now on to the book.  
The Galactic Defenders is a quick read about a family of five kids who get super powers from a chemical in the school science lab.  Being the great kids they are they use their new found super powers to help defend kids and protect New York City. 
I love the story idea the author came up with.  I have to put my adult reader aside and leave all reality out of this one.  It is a fast pace book with Christian center values and funny dialog.  I think this book would be a great outline for a comic book series.  This book is a great start with tons of potential!  With the educational theme of finance underlining the story kids will get something out of it without being forced to read a boring educational book.  
I would love to see the young author do a re-write of this book when he is 21 years old.  It would be a great experiment to see what would change about the book with older eyes.  :)

Reviews by Other Bloggers

Recommendations
I recommend this book to children who are getting an allowance, all ages.

Challenges
N/A

Meet the Author
Samuel R. Yuen is a fourteen year old home schooled student, who is the author of Kids Financial Study, a book that he published at age 10. Samuel is an exceptionally gifted and focused young man. He is well aware that the abilities and talents that he has are gifts from God. Samuel loves to write books, and produce personalized digital movies. He also loves to play tennis and he dreams of becoming a professional tennis player one day. When he's not studying, working on projects, or playing sports, Samuel enjoys playing video games with friends.
Email: samuel@hiskidsenterprises.com



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~ Giveaway ~
I would like to do a giveaway for this book. I have a signed copy of this book that I would like to give to another book reviewer. 
In exchange for this book you have to PROMISE to review the book (one) on your blog and (two) on Goodreads, Amazon or B&N.  And last but not least, pass it on to another book blogger with the same rules.
I would love to see at least 10 new reviews for this young mans book!
Just email me at littlepocketbooks at gmail dot com with your Name and Address. The first one to contact me will get the book for review

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