Seriously, I Will Read Your Book ~ A Children’s Adventure Chapter Book Review ~ Ray Connor

 “Seriously, I Will Read Your Book”

The Interdimensional Dumpster by Ray Connor

Children’s chapter book and fiction writer Ray Connor, takes young readers on a interdimensional adventure where teamwork and positive thinking overcome dragons, knights and an evil King.

The Interdimenional Dumpster by Ray Connor

(September 6,2010)

ISBN 978-1453768655, Paperback, 106 pages, price 7.99

Also available in Kindle and Nookbook, 2.99

Back Cover: Have you ever wondered if you were meant for greater things than sitting on a couch playing video games? That’s how 12-year-old Willie Ford felt until that fateful day his parents told him how he was found in a dumpster 10 years ago. The Interdimensional Dumpster follows Willie and his friends as they unknowingly return to that same dumpster. They end up in a strange, yet familiar land and must help save it from an evil king.

Ray Connor’s book is available in paperback and e-book form at Amazon and at Barnes & Noble

Lara’s Review: Willie is a regular 12-year-old kid, or is he? He loves video games, playing sports, hanging out with his friends and he loves the parents who adopted him, but Willie will soon find out there is more to his past. His father, police officer Tom Ford, found him in a dumpster while chasing local criminal Vinnie the Scar. Somehow this doesn’t phase Willie as all his life he has felt he was meant for great things. One afternoon Willie and his friends Ryan, Eleanor, Travis, and Willie’s dog Candy, are playing a game in an alley when their ball mysteriously disappears into a dumpster. Little does Willie know this is the exact dumpster his father found him in ten years ago. Wanting to retrieve it they all jump in and are magically transported to Placidia, another dimension.

The story continues as Willie’s worried parents follow him through the dumpster, but unfortunately get thrown in evil King Vincent’s dungeon. As soon as Willie realizes his parents need his help the troupe of children, along with their new friend Amy, decide they can save his parents together. On their rescue mission they encounter dragons where Willie discovers he has  hidden talents. The troupe figure out how to outmaneuver handfuls of guards and in the end Willie finds out who he really is.

I really enjoyed this children’s chapter book. It was full of classic adventure with alternate worlds, dark woods, dragons, castles, kings and a rescue mission. The good and villainous characters are clearly outlined, there are no bully tpyes or characters with hidden agendas. The children’s characters were believable and I think any young reader would be able to relate and understand them. The book is also easy to read and follow. The readership range would be for 7-12 years old. What really stood out to me in The Interdimensional Dumpster is the positivity of the characters, their inherent belief in themselves and that together they can figure out how to accomplish anything. This book was a refreshing read and I highly recommend it for the young reader in your life!

Author Interview Friday December 7th! Find out more about Ray Connor, his book and his life as a writer. If you write children’s books or love to read them you will not want to miss what he has to say and a chance to win a copy of The Interdimensional Dumpster and a T-shirt.

You can find The Interdimensional Dumpster in paperback and e-book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble .

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Laura: I can’t wait for the interview. This book sounds very engaging and once again you have pulled me into a genre I would not deliberately seek on my own.

    That is the advantage of having so many writer friends. They introduce you to new and wonderful worlds you would otherwise not know.

    1. laradunning says:

      I really enjoyed this book. Started it one night and finished it the next day. It left me with such a good feeling as the kids are so positive even when faced with challenges. It will be interesting to see how they grow under the new challenges that will follow in the next books. I agree, that is one good thing about having a plethora of writer friends, for you are exposed to all the ways they see the world in.

  2. Jason says:

    Dumpsters are very evocative. This sounds like a fun story and I am looking forward to the interview. Thanks, Lara, for the excellent review.

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