Boy Between Worlds The Novice Collector Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway

Monday, December 13, 2021


Boy Between Worlds: The Novice Collector

Written by Cynthia C. Huijgens

Ages 8-12 | 187 Pages

Publisher: Idle Time Press | ISBN-13: 9781732925847

Publisher’s Synopsis: On his thirteenth birthday, Max Mead wakes up battered and bruised in the villa of his grandfather, a famous antiquities expert, in Cairo. He has a hard time remembering how he got there, but slowly details of his quest to locate his missing grandfather begin to emerge. But the Lieutenant, leader of a ruthless antiquities trafficking gang, has left Max with more than a few nasty bruises.

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Cynthia C. Huijgens writes for children of all ages, including children’s picture books. She holds a BA in Art and Design, Masters in Education, and is a certified K-12 Art Teacher. Cynthia graduated from Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio.

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Boy Between Worlds: The Novice Collector shares the story of how a boy follows his grandfather's footsteps by becoming a novice collector. The novice collector can see historical events through the use of artifacts. The story contains several villains that are trying to misuse artifacts for their own gain. The book integrates Egyptian history into the story, which will help get kids interested in history and historical events. I love that the book encourages readers to realize that objects have a history even if the object may seem less interesting and discarded. This book encourages kids to be interested in the history around them. Readers will be interested in the characters and get excited to see the adventures that they encounter.  The story is a quick and easy read. I like that the book characters are all very different and introduces children to different foods and a different culture. The main character, Max, in the book still seems like he needs to grow and mature a little more in his responsibilities. He doesn't always seem to have the best attitude or maturity and my guess is that he'll continue to grow and develop throughout the series. The side characters are unique, and I liked the description of Kiki. The book will be a fun and adventurous read for middle-grade readers.


Enter for a chance to win a Boy Between Worlds prize pack!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • An autographed copy of Boy Between Worlds: The Novice Collector
  • Two (2) 100% pashminas purchased from a vendor in the Khan el Kahlili, Cairo
  • A custom bookmark
  • An Idle Time Press t-shirt

Three (3) winners receive:

Please note that this post is in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Idle Time Press. I received a free ebook to review, however, I shared my honest opinion.

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