Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Lost Medallion by Bill Muir and Alex Kendrick

This week, the

is introducing

B&H Kids; Mti edition (June 1, 2013)



Bill Muir is a popular speaker, an international award winning film maker and a sought-after consultant.

Having completed his new novels The Lost Medallion and A Hidden Treasure, Bill has turned his creativity to his new children’s novel, Howdy Neighbors.

When Bill isn’t writing a novel, he’s busy directing and producing movies. He recently spent four months in Thailand filming, The Lost Medallion: the adventures of Billy Stone. The movie will be in theaters this fall. When he isn’t working on movies, he’s having fun with his family working their farm.

Alex Kendrick is associate pastor of movie outreach for Sherwood Baptist Church. He is also an actor, writer, and director whose film credits include Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous. He and his wife, Christina, have six children.


Archaeologist Dr. Michael Stone looked for the lost medallion his entire life, and now his son Billy has taken up the search. Amazingly, the medallion ends up in Billy's hands and a spontaneous wish in a precarious situation takes Billy and his best friend Allie, back 200 years to what they realize is a very different Aumakua Island.

When Billy and his friends are not jumping off waterfalls, avoiding animal traps, crossing the ocean, sneaking through caves or escaping a prison they're facing their nemesis Cobra, who wants nothing more than for them all to disappear.

With no other way to get home, and the well being of the entire island resting on his shoulders, Billy must discover the key to reclaiming the medallion and its tremendous power. One way or another, this adventure will change Billy, and life on the island, forever.

Best-selling author and film director Alex Kendrick (The Love Dare, Courageous) and Youth for Christ veteran Bill Muir bring us this exciting novelization of The Lost Medallion movie.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Lost Medallion, go HERE.

Margie's Comments: I don't normally review children's books on this blog, but my first love is juvenile fiction (I was an elementary education major in college and taught on the elementary level several years before moving up to high school). So I was interested when presented with the opportunity to read and review The Lost Medallion. I love the story and the characters. And the spiritual thread is a lesson even many adults need to be reminded of. However, the editor side of me wishes the novelization of this film script didn't read so much like a film script with what I call "author intrusion," or telling the reader what the POV character doesn't see. Works well in a movie, not so well, in my opinion, in a novelization of the movie. But since most juvenile readers will have seen the movie, this more than likely will not matter to them. And it didn't keep me from reading the book and enjoying the story overall.

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