Crystal's Quest: An Adventure into the World of Gemstones REVIEWS
"Crystal’s Quest: An Adventure into the World of Gemstones is a delight to read!"
The combination of illustrated stories, science, and the properties of gemstones is sure to engage young readers. Crystal’s Quest is both educational and inspiring.
~Margaret Ann Lembo, author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones
"I hope to see more books like this for children."
I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.
Crystals Quest is a beautifully illustrated children’s book full of interesting information relating to crystals, gems, geography and geology. This book is such a pretty and subtle way of educating children within this subject.
This was a wonderful story with many lessons taught throughout.
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC to review. This was a wonderful story with many lessons taught throughout. The illustrations were very well done and suited the style of the story.
~Erin Kabez, Educator, Manitoba, Canada
"Many children love rocks, and this book provides a fun entrée into the topic."
The book’s design features shimmery gemstone-inspired pinks, greens, and purples, sure to delight young readers. It also has engaging illustrations and a playful typeface, with various words featured larger than others in a colorful font. The rock fact sheets are also visually appealing, with interesting tidbits. Many children love rocks, and this book provides a fun entrée into the topic. It also promotes the importance of listening to those around you and connecting with your community.
~ BlueInk Review
"Will definitely engage reluctant readers as well as those who love to read."
I love the concept; some kids around here are absolutely fascinated with gemstones, and I think it’s great that you introduce the benefits of gemstones and crystals. The layout of the book is super eye catching and will definitely engage reluctant readers as well as those who love to read. With that said, the Uxbridge Public Library would love to have your book as a part of our collection. I will include it in next month’s Ingram order.
~ Lindsey Centrella, Assistant Director & Youth Services, Uxbridge Public Library, Uxbridge, MA
"We loved the book and especially the rock samples."
We loved the book and especially the rock samples. The samples really helped make the story and lessons tangible. The way the story blends emotional/developmental challenges/adventures that any child can relate to with the healing powers of the rocks and the geological facts of the rocks was so refreshing and appealing to my daughter. Even at 11, children learn best through story and adventure, not lists of facts and not scientific writing. The fact that she also has beagle made it all the more appealing.
~ Dawn Robinette, homeschool mom
"I will carry this book in my product line."
Crystal’s Quest is a fun read from beginning to end. Crystal and her pet beagle, Noodle meet numerous animal characters on the many adventures they share. Each of their animal friends is in need of support, and Crystal uses her knowledge of gemstones to find the perfect stone to help them. This book offers children a practical way to discover how stones can be used to assist them when they are facing challenges. I will carry this book in my product line.
~ Eva Goulette, Dancing Jaguar’s Spirit Camp
"SO glad I found this author!"
Crystal’s Quest is such a fantastic book full of imagination and great messaging. It made me feel great reading it and I can’t wait to give it to my niece. The bag of rocks and coloring/journal book are nice companions too. SO glad I found this author!
"Children will definitely enjoy the quest they take with Crystal, Noodle, and all the friends they meet along the way.
This is such an amazing book for young readers, it does a fantastic job of talking about real life issues that children may face and how to handle them. The use of different gemstones in each chapter is both educational, interesting, and fun. Children will definitely enjoy the quest they take with Crystal, Noodle, and all the friends they meet along the way. Certainly will watch for more publications from this author. Great job Lisa!
~ Terry Rocray
"I give it 5 stars."
Absolutely loved this book. The best part about it was all the different characters had their different problems. Crystal helped each one overcome what was bothering them. Children now-a-days have an assortment of trials to handle. It’s a great help for kids. I also ordered the journal/coloring book that has the same characters. Crystal loved to keep a journal. I hope the kids do too. I give it 5 stars.
~ Denise Dorman
"It's a fun way to use geology, geography, and to help children understand the difficulties they endure everyday."
This book is well balanced between a world of talking animals and the real world of children’s problems. It’s a fun way to use geology, geography, and to help children understand the difficulties they endure everyday, as well as challenges others face. In each chapter, Crystal and Noodle help someone see they are not so different from others. Enjoy the adventure and check out the journal.
~ Kathy Seymour
"Entertaining from start to finish."
Crystal’s Quest is a great book! It’s entertaining from start to finish, has very important life lessons for young people, and I especially enjoyed learning about various rocks, their origins and what their powers can be used for. I can’t wait for the next book by Lisa Fontanella!
~ Amazon Customer
"My grandson loved your book!"
~Nancy Brown LaBrie
"Rave reviews from my almost 9 year-old great niece who I bought it for!"
"I highly recommend."
Crystal’s Quest: An Adventure into the World of Gemstones, is a wonderful book for young readers. It is entertaining, the characters are endearing, and what I especially enjoyed was reading about different gemstones, their origins and what they are used for. I highly recommend. I’m looking forward to Crystal’s next adventure!
"The book is so well written, and the illustrations are beautiful."
Great book! I purchased Crystal’s Quest for my granddaughters, ages 6 & 9. We all absolutely loved it! The book is so well written, and the illustrations are beautiful. The girls loved the story and enjoyed learning about the different rocks. It was very educational. I would highly recommend this book! We are looking forward to Lisa Fontanella’s next book.
~ Jane Hillebrecht
"It is a perfect first time “chapter” book!"
I purchased Lisa Fontanella’s book, Crystal ‘s Quest, for my two youngest granddaughters, Elizabeth and Adele. It is a perfect first time “chapter” book! It not only gives many wonderful facts of various gemstones, but also introduces us to some great characters and their adventures. We look forward to more of their stories!
~ Pat Ducharme
"They loved it!"
I recently sent a copy of your book to my daughter for her to read with her soon-to-be-step children (twins, a boy and a girl, 7 years old). They loved it! The kids both wrote me sweet “thank you” notes. They shared which parts of your book were their respective favorites! So fun!
"Lisa Fontanella, my grandson in LA received the book yesterday and loves it!"
~ Gail Pison Montany
"This made it all come together!"
My grandson happily greeted me at the door to tell me what a good book it was. He has been happily digging gems out of those “dig kits” and this made it all come together!
~ Kindle Customer