Junah Tales, M.R. Neer

Action & Adventure, Children & Picture Book, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Myth's & Legends

Junah Cat is urged to find the Secret of the Garden by the mysterious three sisters. He teams with Mo Mouse to explore obvious and hidden things in the garden. They are helped in their adventure by Thomas Tortoise, Hannah Hummingbird, Harry Hedgehog, and Ralph Rabbit. 

Along the way, Junah discovers insights or “purrs” that help to make life healthy and happy. These are based on laws of nature experienced in the garden, such as when night sounds create a symphony for him, he realizes “the whole is more than the sum of the parts.” Or when the bee and butterfly describe the delight of visiting flowers for nectar, Junah knows that he can “enjoy and accomplish more.” 

PURR-sonal and PURR-petual
Junah uses his curiosity to become a wise cat who has much to share with humans about living in tune with nature. The ultimate secret, revealed at the end, is an experience that can be shared by animals, humans, and all of nature. 

Junah Tales is a book I was keen to read ever since discovering it because I always love to find adorable, heart-warming and inspiring adventure/fantasy stories for my children to read so when I discovered Junah Tales I thought ‘is this finally the perfect book?!’. Now that I have finished Junah Tales I can happily write that yes it is book lovers. Junah Tales is one of the most well written and well-developed stories I have ever come across, and I genuinely mean this. It is the sad truth that many children books are not written to a high standard, and I understand why some authors may write their children’s book this way because after all, children mostly want a fast-paced story, however, this is not always the best option. The child will most likely enjoy the story however they won’t remember it. Personally, as a mother I look for children books which my children will remember and want to re-read, and Junah Tales is that book as Junah Tales is an expertly written children’s book with a story that is well developed and memorable and a story that I guarantee children with love thanks to its fast-paced but engaging narrative and the sensational story that unfolds.

Junah Tales will introduce the reader to the adorable protagonist of the novel, Junah Cat who, urged by his three sisters, is tasked with finding the Secret of the Garden and this takes him on a spellbinding adventure. The reader will follow Junah Cat as he teams up with many other animals such as a rabbit, hummingbird and a hedgehog and all of them and a few more exceptional characters, will go on an incredible journey that will thrill and entertain young children for many hours.

The story of Junah Tales is a thrilling one thanks to the enthralling and action-packed moments as well as the unpredictable nature of the book that will have the readers turning the pages with haste from beginning to end. I love children books that involve a journey because usually in these stories the character develops and grows as they overcome events and battles which in turn adds to the development of the character and explores life lessons throughout the book and that is most certainly the case with Junah Tales. What I loved most about Junah Tales is that the reader is taken on an adventure that is continuously evolving and changing.

M.R. Neer is an incredible writer who knows how to capture young readers attention from the start. Neer does this by placing the reader in the thick of the drama straight away with no long build up. The reader will be thrust into the story and because the reader experiences this so fast they will be hooked and captivated to read until the very end. Neer manages to ensure that his readers are entertained from beginning to end, and he does this by weaving twists and turns throughout his book as well as many jaw-dropping moments that will fascinate as well as excite young readers.

M.R. Neer is an incredibly talented author who clearly knows how to write unique but engaging stories. It was evident to me from the start that Neer is a passionate writer who surely loves entertaining children with his literature and putting a smile on children’s faces. I loved this about the author but what I loved the most about Neer’s writing is his remarkable descriptions because they genuinely amazed me. Fantasy novels, in general, are difficult to write because you have to transport the reader quickly and effortlessly, but sadly this is rarely accomplished in a fantasy story but not with Junah Tales. Junah Tales is the way it is because Neer knows what he is doing! Neer knows how to whisk his readers away to a fantasy land and entice them with magnificent descriptions and keep children entertained from start to finish!

Overall Junah Tales is a marvelous, stellar and supreme children’s book that will entertain, delight as well as charm young readers and so I, of course, have to award this book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers and also keep an eye out for my spotlight for the author which will be live soon!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Junah Tales. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this book!

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M.R. (Michael ) Neer

Hey Aimee Ann; Thank you for the great review. I’m so glad you had a chance to read it and share it with your kids and readers. I felt you really grasped the theme and what I was trying to do with the story of Junah Cat. Your words sparkle with your enthusiasm and highlight features of the story like glowing fireflies that shine on different parts of it. Thank you again. I was inspired by our own black and white cat, and my the great illustrations of my artist Gwenna, and by scientific principles of nature that I heard… Read more »

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