Kima by A.H. Amin
Little description:Christmas Eve 1928 gave birth to a yearly phenomenon in South Africa. A herd of false killer whales were found beached upon the shore. It has also given birth to the story of two young children who meet an old woman named Kima. Kima somehow knows why this has happened, but that’s not all she knows. The children, Alex and Alice, realize that there is more to this woman that what meets the eye, and ear. She will reveal to them a tale, a mysterious story she claims was passed on to her by a mythical Black Seagull. Derived from both historic tales and figures, Kima is a fictional character portrayed in a way that makes her become real.
Genre: Children Fiction
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My thoughts: 5 stars out of 5
Have you ever took a hide-and-seek play outside on the beach during the night…without any adults? Well, Alex and Alison did. How sure they were to come and go unnoticed, the thrill of having their own adventure made them blind to the dangers of the beach in South Africa, their home. Under cover of night and the light from the stars, they kept going with their game…until Alex came tripping on the false killer whales. Scared to wits, he ran out. With the terrible experience and misadventure, he refused to talk… Taken to the hospital, and under the supervision of the medics, he still didn’t utter a word. Alison realized it was her fault that her brother became that way. With a guilty heart, she meets Kima… But that woman is someone else. With more secrets and mystery about her, Kima tries to help Alex and Alison to heal… Her well-weaved tales transforms kids, opening the world to greater experiences. Through the stories, the wise woman taught them not to be afraid and trust their heart. She seeded the lessons about the environmental awareness through the wolf, dolphin, and whale’s quest…
The book is really easy to read. From the first pages, the author weaves the mystery and mischief in the story…
Provided by author as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.