Reviews

“. . . a witty romp of a tale. . . ”

“Bright kids will relish the blend of fantasy, science fiction, Arthurian elements and . . . Greek myths . . . ”
      The Washington Post, May 28, 2006

“Abouzeid’s tightly crafted fantasy boasts a clever cast of characters.”

“A fresh and entertaining story.”
      Publisher’s Weekly , April 17, 2006

“. . . an easy sell to fantasy buffs, environmentally minded readers, and those who enjoy strong female heroines. [R – Recommended]”
      The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, April, 2006

“Readers will laugh–and maybe even cry–along with Anatopsis . . . ”

“A smooth progression from beginning to startling conclusion will draw even reluctant readers into this unusual fantasy and its fully realized world.”
      School Library Journal, March, 2006

. . . a smart, thoughtful and complex fantastical journey.”
      Leigh Fenly, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 1, 2006

“Abouzeid has written an excellent coming-of-age story that would tug on the heartstrings of anyone who has experienced – or who is experiencing – the confusion of growing up in an imperfect world.”
      Flamingnet, March 19, 2006

Anatopsis is the perfect mixture of science fiction, adventure, and mythology, and with its very first transporting word, it captures the hearts and imaginations of its readers.”

“With powerful imagery and enthralling characters, Abouzeid moves readers into an elaborate world where the only dog in the universe talks and mice make marriage plans.”

Anatopsis is a world you will hate to leave . . .”
      Children’s Book Reviews, Feb. 2006

“. . . the characters . . . and the compelling plot will keep young people caught up in the story.”

“. . . rush[es] headlong to a gratifying ending.”
      Kirkus Reviews, Feb. 1, 2006

“. . . [Anatopsis’s] world will enthrall young readers and have them eagerly turning the pages.”
      KidsBookshelf Newsletter, Feb. 17, 2006

“[Anatopsis] features some good humored moments, is completely gripping and offers yet another fascinating take on the idea that Humanity’s gifts of knowledge and imagination were not intended for us.”
      Scholar’s Blog, March 21, 2006

“This novel is a fun blend of fantasy, mythology, adventure, and intrigue in a wholly imagined world . . . ”
      VOYA, April 2006

” . . . Anatopsis will please fans of middle-grade fantasy novels, especially those who struggle under the burden of parental expectations, or who want a touch of science fiction thrown in.”
      Jen Robinson’s Book Page, April 23, 2006

Anatopsis is one of the most original fantasy novels I’ve read in a long time.”

” . . . a beautifully written novel . . . ”
      Big A little a, May 1, 2006

. . . a smart fantasy . . . ”

“My 15 year old enjoyed this book immensely.”
      Book Moot, May 16, 2006

4 stars!”
      Kimberly Pauley, YABooksCentral

A fun . . . fantasy that takes a lot of unpredictable turns. ”
      Carolyn Cushman, LOCUS, May 2006

. . . vibrant, unique and impossible to put down.”

“[Abouzeid’s] writing is simply, joyously readable.”
      Tasha Saecker, Kids Lit, August 4, 2006