Xander Miyamoto should be feeling great It s the beginning of summer vacation, his mother has returned from a long absence, and he has learned that he is a warrior with special powers Xander never would have guessed that the old Japanese folktale about Momotaro, the hero who sprang from a peach pit, was real, much less part of his own heritage.But instead of reveling inXander Miyamoto should be feeling great It s the beginning of summer vacation, his mother has returned from a long absence, and he has learned that he is a warrior with special powers Xander never would have guessed that the old Japanese folktale about Momotaro, the hero who sprang from a peach pit, was real, much less part of his own heritage.But instead of reveling in his recent victory against the oni, monsters bent on creating chaos, Xander is feeling resentful What took his mother so long to come back Why does his father insist on ruining the summer with study and training And why is Xander plagued by nightmares every night Maybe this whole Momotaro thing is overrated.Xander s grandmother gives him a special baku charm to use to chase his nightmares away He just has to be careful not to rely on it too much If he does, the baku will not only take his dreams, but those of everyone in the house, forever Without dreams, there is no hope, no motivation, no imagination, no Momotaro And then it would be far too easy for Ozuno, king of the oni, to wreak havoc On his second quest, Xander explores new surreal landscapes, encounters strange and dangerous creatures, and faces even higher stakes as he learns whether or not he has what it takes to be Momotaro.
Xander and the Dream Thief Xander Miyamoto should be feeling great It s the beginning of summer vacation his mother has returned from a long absence and he has learned that he is a warrior with special powers Xander never wou
When Xander starts having nightmares, his grandmother give him a baku charm with the express warning not to overuse it When Xander does exactly the opposite, his family suddenly starts exhibiting lethargic symptoms In order to save his family, he ll have to confront the Baku and take back his family s dreams and his powers Will he succeed Full of adventure and fantastical detail, the plot is complex and engaging The characters are humorous, likable, and draw the reader into Xander s world The mi [...]
Feeling whiny and self centered, Xander loses his new found powers When he s about to lose a whole lot , he sets out on another surprising quest While he meets and fights various characters and creatures, both malicious and benign, he learns the power of thoughts, words, deeds, and dreams I tried to get my 14 year old to apply some of those lessons to the onerous task of eating his vegetables last night Maybe they will sink in someday.
Not bad for a book II, but Xander really needs an attitude adjustment quit the whiny, I dont need to learn this and start your education.
I received a copy of this book from Disney Hyperion via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
WHAT I LIKEDEverything I Liked from the First BookAsian MC, Japanese mythology culture, good family dynamics minus the entrance of the mother figure , beautiful artwork Momotaro 2 remains true to the elements that I enjoyed from book one For details, click here to read my review of Momotaro 1.Character GrowthXander is still a pubescent teen dealing with tween issues, and now he s one with special powers He s quite the handful That said, this provides much room for character growth, and Xander [...]
A great story based off of a traditional Japanese story fairy tale like the percy jackson books by Rick Riordan Xander faces spiritual battles with himself as well as a physical battle against the oni.