This month’s featured CSFF book is The Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K. Paul, the Dragon Lady of Christian fiction. Mrs. Paul’s books have made a definite splash, and I’ve been hearing their ripples for years, but this is the first I’ve actually read. It is fun, more than usually so, even for a children’s book . . .
. . . or is it YA? Adult fiction? The heroine is 22, and the cover declares the book a “fantastic journey of discovery for all ages” — yet to me it felt like a children’s book in all the best ways, from the humour to the outright themes of trusting in God. I would love to hear from other bloggers and readers on this. How would you classify this book? How much do age classifications matter, actually?
Enough about that for now. (Except that I hope it’s not enough about that, because I want to read your comments.) Tomorrow I hope to post an interview with Mrs. Paul, addressing important questions like “What’s it like to write about dragons as a Christian?” and “Why ‘tumanhofers’? Why not ‘dwarfs’?” On Wednesday, look for my official review.
In the meantime, check out Donita K. Paul’s Web site, read some of her Dragon Bloggin’, or check out the book on Amazon. And if you’re looking for more, read the posts of these fine CSFF Tour Bloggers:
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen (posting later in the week)
John W. Otte