It is not often that I pick up a book intended for children and find myself drawn into the tale and unwilling to put it down. Thank goodness Baktar by Laurie J. White is a children’s book and only took me a little over an hour to read, because I read it straight through from cover to cover. I don’t usually have time to do that with books…
The book opens with a scene between Laurie and her new husband Avery. Avery arrives home with a gift. A very special gift in a very special box. The gift is a tiny, beautiful, precious kitten whom they name Tar. But the mystery of the box, and the mystery of the cat is too much of the story to reveal here. Suffice it to say I was hooked.
Baktar is a story within a story. The story of Baktar is the story of a cat raised in the land of the ancient Incas — he was cat to a king. Baktar was a very special cat with a very special gift and a very special purpose. Baktar is also the story of a king and a princess and a wedding day. But that is not all. You will just have to read the book to find out what else.
My Bottom Line: This book is perfect for the tween who loves to read, the tween who loves cats, or the tween who loves history. Basically, I think most children are going to love this book. It is also a perfect read aloud for any family studying the history of the Incas.
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher at no cost to me in exchange for an honest review on my blog. Here you have my honest review.