If you were to ask me what my favorite book is I would say Magnus by Sigmund Brouwer. (Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of it, a lot of people haven’t) Set in England during the 1300’s it tells the story of Thomas, a young man who from childhood has known his destiny is to conquer the mighty fortress of Magnus, whose secrets date back to the days of King Arthur. This is only the beginning of Thomas’ quest, but you’ll have to read the book to find out what happens! (My copy is called Wings of Dawn and Brouwer made the story into an eight book series for children)
I first discovered Brouwer in middle school with his hockey series for children, and I’ve read some of his books off and on through the years. While he writes for both children and adults, I’ve enjoyed his books for children (except Magnus) more than the ones for adults. What I appreciate most about his kids’ books is that he writes to encourage kids to read, something I witnessed firsthand.
I got to meet Brouwer when I was in eighth grade at a writing workshop he held. It was so neat for me to meet an author I admired, and get writing tips from him.
Day 41: Thank you Lord for Sigmund Brouwer, and his passion to help kids read and write. May it continue for years to come!
What are you thankful for today? Leave a Comment and let me know, I’d love to read it!