by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane
translated by Anna Holmwood
Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2013
ISBN 978-1-55498-107-6 (sc)
$12.95, 240 pp., ages 10+
I really like Black Flame because it is well written and I like how detailed it is. I also like that the story took place in many different locations which made me visualize those places. I found the story very intriguing.
My favourite character is Han Ma because he is the only person that can approach the dog named Kelsang without being growled at. Kelsang loves Han Ma. One of my favourite parts is when Kelsang has to take the children home and a blizzard comes. Keslang has to save the children and find the missing child.
This book is a good choice for anyone who loves adventure and for anyone who loves to visualize what is happening. Black Flame is a great book.
Review by Anya, age 11, grade 6.
This review is from Canadian Teacher Magazine’s Sept/Oct 2013 issue.