Monday, February 21, 2022

Bibliophile's Corner

The Leopard Behind the Moon
by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev

Flap Copy Description:
Ezomo is sure he spotted the mysterious leopard.
He heard a rustling in the leaves, and a raspy yowl. It was lapping water from a muddy pond in the forest. He saw its sharp green eyes when it looked up. When it looked at him.
But no one will believe Ezomo.
In the village of Sesa, Ezomo is, well, Ezomo. "Ezomo continues to test our patience!" say the Elders. "He continues to threaten our existence!" say the villagers. Ezomo is the useless boy. The forgotten boy. His shame and grief consume him.
Luckily, Chimama and Muja haven't given up on Ezomo. And so, the three friends gather a net, a spear, their bravery, their sorrows and their hopes, and set out into the forest to capture the leopard and prove everyone wrong.

My Thoughts:
This beautifully written middle grade novel is magical. The theme of friendship woven throughout this complex tale is made even more captivating with themes of loss and hope. It kept my attention page after page; I know it will do the same for readers of all ages!

Click here to learn about the author, Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev.