Mungai and the Goa Constrictor – Review Snippets

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“I best compare it to George Orwell’s Animal Farm but with a cast of different animal species and a refreshing originality set in time relevant to today’s environmental concern”  (Peter Schreiner “CrowDogs” – USA) 

“The tale is well told and the lessons involved are enormous. I recommend this as a story to be read with your children. The discussion possibilities are endless”  (Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo – USA) 

“As countries emerge from poverty to seek their share of resources difficult challenges will be posed. Ms Curzon weaves a wonderful tale, addressing pressing concerns with wit, wisdom, and sympathy” (David Rowinski – USA)

“This ought to be a staple in family homes, schools, and libraries across the globe”  (Paul – USA)

“Mungai and the Goa Constrictor” by Amelia E. Curzon is as lovely a story as it is serious. Written for children and adults alike it should provide a good base for adult – child discussions on the ethics of animal welfare and nature preservation”  (diebus)

“Curzon’s “Mungai and the Goa Constrictor” is worthy of being a classic. It is fable, novel, allegory — all in one. “Mungai” is written with intellectual depth: complicated themes and symbols abound in the story…”  (Christine Corretti – USA)

“Great, great, great book! Excellent lesson, and almost a vicious-circle type ending, which I find to be uncommon in most books. 5/5 stars”  (The Halulkos)

“This unique book is a delightful read for all ages that could become a classic and be adapted to a school’s curriculum. The dialogues are witty and entertaining, and the characters are intriguing and well-developed. A provoking and engaging read”  (Mina M)

“Amelia E. Curzon has done us all a huge favour, by shining a spotlight on and enlightening us, to the damage done to our society by these unconscionable and despicable human beings. Her insight into this behaviour and relaying this message, through the depiction of animals is truly remarkable”  (Jane Whiteoak – USA)

“What follows is an entertaining round of scheming, duplicity and jostling for position within the group whilst they get up to no good in the no go area of the jungle. A bit like people in politics really, with a similar underlying message”  (Murphy Reviews – Zimbabwe)

“I didn’t see the ending coming, that was a surprise……..I think I’d read this again, like most of the endearing children’s classics – that are also made for adults to enjoy”  (Mr. “Max” Reviews – USA)

“Filled with endearing characters and plenty of action and adventure, Mungai and the Goa Constrictor would make a perfect addition to any home library” ( Bette Stevens – Maine, USA)

“This was a clever, enjoyable, different, well-crafted story and one I’d love to see as an animated movie. Both the book (and the movie!) would appeal to older children and adults alike” (Beeshon – UK)

“If you like animated animals who are up to no good, and humans who can detect the low lifes, then you won’t want to miss the antics of Mungai and the other animals in the forest”  (Mohadoha “mohadoha” – Qatar)

“Amelia Curzon’s Mungai and the Goa Constrictor was a surprisingly fun read, that held my attention throughout”   (Paulette Mahurin – USA)

“The sophisticated narrative will enhance any young reader’s vocabulary while making it an enjoyable read for any adult”   (Maria Catalina Egan “M.C.V. Egan” – Delray Beach, Florida USA)

“Amelia Curzon has created a beautiful fable in “Mungai and the Goa Constrictor” that warns of the effects of destruction of the forest in a fashion that is innocent, entertaining and compelling”  (Scarlett Rains – Ohio, USA)

“What made the story work for me were the characters, who exemplified a broad spectrum of human traits”  (Terry R. Hartley)

“Excellent book! Thought provoking and fun! This is a story that could take its place among the best in fairy tales – with a lesson–but not only for children”  (The Happy Looker “T.H.L.” – Boston, MA, USA)    

“Truly, Curzon crafts an unforgettable story that speaks to the soul”   (Claudia Moss “TheGoldenGoddess” – Clarkston, Georgia United States)

“Regardless of the delightfully colorful, descriptive characters that any child might find visually appealing & attractive; the more critical part of this book, being the “moral” of the story“   (T. Levesque “The Kindle Queen” – USA)

“With great dastardly characters and lovable up risers, and set amongst the glorious, if disappearing backdrop of an undisclosed jungle, Mungai and the Goa Constrictor is a cautionary tale and a must read book for all”   (BookChatterCath – New Zealand)

“Mungai and the Goa Constrictor is a charming story filled with much wisdom of the sort the world so desperately needs. I highly recommend it!”   (Jason Sullivan – USA)

“Mungai and the Goa Constrictor is a finely crafted fable that can be enjoyed by older children and adults alike”   (Patricia Paris – USA)

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