Exciting things on the blog today!! A big thank you to author N.R. Bergeson for joining me today with a fantastic guest post!
Without further adu a warm welcome to N.R. Bergeson!!
PS: be sure to check out the book details and giveaway at the bottom this post!
Why this book is important to me:
I’ve spent the vast majority of my adult life living far from home, often in very foreign places, struggling to learn new languages, expanding my understanding of other cultures, and more.
With all the crazy stuff that happens in the world, I think we need more of that. But I get that not everybody can go that far from home. If I can’t take more people to new places in the world, then I’ll take places in the world to them.
It’s hard to hate other people when we’ve been with them in their homes, seen their love for their children, and figured out that we all basically want the same things in this world. I can’t help but wonder how much better the world would be if more of us were exposed to ideas outside of our bubble.
The good thing is that experiencing the world is easier than ever. Traveling is easier. Communication is better. But we still have a long way to go. For now, I feel like this book can be a start. A chance to introduce the rest of the world to readers, and maybe plant the seeds that will lead them to journey far and wide as they get older.
If I can motivate just a few readers to look at the world a little bit more broadly, or instill in them a desire to get out there and experience something new, then this book has been worth it.
Title: THE MAGNIFICENT GLASS GLOBE
Author: N.R. Bergeson
Pub. Date: April 10, 2017
Format: Paperback, eBook
Synopsis: Eleven-year-old Mary Tucker dreams of visiting the Amazon. But if her father, a museum curator, has his way, she might be a grandmother before she ever gets the chance.
One day, while mischievously exploring the museum’s warehouse with her brother Ike and best friend Helen, Mary stumbles across an old travel trunk belonging to her grandfather.
Inside, they discover an nondescript glass globe. Curious about the simple object, Mary touches the globe, and is shocked when the room is suddenly consumed by the most amazing view of Earth.
The magnificent globe lets the friends zoom closer and closer toward the earth’s surface, eventually bringing them close enough to touch the trees. That’s when the globe entirely disappears, and they find themselves falling.
Suddenly, they’re far from home, in place that’s either a paradise, or the place where they will die.
Sleep, water, and food become precious and scarce. A native tribe may hold the keys to their survival as well as clues to help them get back home. But it won’t be easy. The rain forest is a big place, and when others find out what the globe can do, Mary, Ike and Helen will need a plan, allies, and a little luck.
N. R. (Nils) Bergeson is the author of the “Magnificent Glass Globe” series. Nils was born in California but spent his childhood at the foot of the beautiful mountains of northern Utah. From an early age, he was fascinated with the wider world, prompting him to earn a degree in international studies from Utah State University, followed by a Master’s degree in Public Administration/International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He knew early on that his interests were as wide as the world itself, and that he’d find real joy living overseas. Since 2002, Nils has only spent four years living in the United States. He was a missionary in Siberia, spent time in Romania as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, and has worked for several years in Colombia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and now Indonesia as a U.S. diplomat/international development worker. He’s traveled to more than 60 countries with his wife, Emily, and their three young children. Nils’ love for writing, which began in the second grade, complements his globetrotting ways well. He hopes his writing will instill a desire in his readers to take advantage of modern opportunities to see the world, learn new languages, and expand their cultural experiences. We live in a wonderful world, and it’s just waiting for us to see it.
1 winner will receive a paperback of THE MAGNIFICENT GLASS GLOBE & A DVD of Jumanji, US Only.
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