New Children’s Book ‘The Enchanted Coin’ Fantasizes Disney World® Secret Portal to Transport Readers 8-12 on Magical Adventure; Written by Award-Winning Military Writer
The Enchanted Coin
TotalRecall Publications announced today the publication of a new fantasy book ‘The Enchanted Coin’ for middle grade readers by Bob Doerr, a retired Air Force officer and recipient of the Military Writers of America 2013 Author of the Year Award for his body of work that includes five adult mystery novels.
Doerr has always enjoyed creating stories to tell his children, and now grandchildren. This is his first book for young readers and is a direct result of his young granddaughter’s insistence that he record the tale – with her assistance — of ‘The Enchanted Coin.’ It’s the story of a14-year old boy who discovers a small, sparkling object that takes him on a mystical journey to a strange world, where he encounters prehistoric animals and risks his life to help a young princess save her tribe’s lands.
The tale begins as Greg Worling discovers an eight-sided coin with his name on it and these mysterious instructions: “Greg, drop this coin into the fountain in front of the Tree of Life.” Weeks later, with his little sister Cindy by his side on their family vacation at Disney World® , Greg tosses the coin into a small fountain and is instantaneously transported to a strange land.
He first encounters a young girl running for her life from warriors of the Denza tribe. As Greg hides her from her pursuers, he learns that she is Fawn, a princess of the Cheerakoo people. She has a proclamation from the King that will settle an ancient land dispute between her tribe and the warring Denzas, who are intent on keeping her from reaching her homelands to deliver the King’s message. Slowly, Greg begins to realize that his purpose in being sent to this strange world is to help Fawn safely reach her destination. Along the way, he has to battle large serpents, wolves, and even avoid a saber toothed tiger before safely getting Fawn to her people. During the journey, Greg meets a prophet who helps him understand this peculiar world. After what seems like days, Greg reclaims the enchanted coin and finds himself standing by his sister, who oddly acts like nothing happened…Was it a dream? But then, why does the enchanted coin now display the words, “Thank You”?
‘The Enchanted Coin’ is part of the Mouse Gate Series of fiction books for children and teen readers that feature adventures activated by characters finding special objects that transport them through secret portals found only at Disney® parks and resorts.
‘The Enchanted Coin’ (ISBN 9781590950845) by Bob Doerr is available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Books-aMillion, and other booksellers.
The winner of the Military Writer’s of America 2013 Author the of the Year Award records a mystical tale he created for his young granddaughter.
Author Name : Bob Doerr
Author Bio : Bob Doerr grew up in a military family, graduated from the Air Force Academy, and had a 28-year career in the Air Force, where he specialized in criminal investigations and counter-intelligence. His work brought him into close contact and coordination with the investigative and security agencies of many different countries and with the FBI and CIA. This background helped him develop the fictional plots and characters in his series of five Jim West mysteries. He also has a Masters in International Relations from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, and is now a full time author, with five mystery/thrillers already published. Four of Doerr’s Jim West novels have been recognized in a variety of book competitions. His most recent novel No One Else to Kill took second place in Commercial Fiction in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Awards.