Friday, March 25, 2011

Book Review ~ The Golden Pathway - powerful story of good and evil

I'm pleased to share with you the latest book review of The Golden Pathway.

Title: The Golden Pathway

Written by: Donna McDine

Illustrated by: K.C. Snider

Ages: 8-12

Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

Hardcover: ISBN: 978-1-61633-081-1; 1616330813

Soft cover: ISBN: 978-1-61633-088-0; 1616330880

eBook: ISBN: 978-1-61633-082-8; 1616330821

Published: August 2010

Abused by a callous father, David, a sensitive boy, knows by his kind and compassionate nature, the difference between right and wrong. When he observes his father’s cruel and constant punishment of Jenkins, a sixteen year old slave, David knows he must save him. But, how?

Follow David as he tends to Jenkins’ wounds from Pa’s relentless beatings. And be there as David gathers information as to how a slave can make his way to freedom, a dangerous undertaking for the brave and caring boy.

Award winning children’s author, Donna McDine, has produced a powerful story of good and evil, a must read for every child. She defines, in a beautifully written and poignant way, one man’s inhumanity to man and the redeeming qualities of his son.

The author also provides the reader with a strong bibliography and an interesting Author’s Note section, giving insight into the various terms used during the Underground Railway years.

The well known Oregon artist, K.C. Snider, has done heroic work with her illustrations. They are not only realistic, but timeless. They provide a compelling backdrop to the author’s commanding prose. She gives one a tender glimpse into a world gone mad, where one boy stands alone and makes a difference.

Please take a look at Donna McDine’s web sites and learn more about this talented author:

K.C. Snider’s beautiful artwork may be viewed at:

Review by: Nancy Stewart, children’s author and university professor of education, specializing in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Thank you for your time and interest.

Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.


  1. Wonderful review, Donna! Congrats!

  2. Very nice review, Donna. And I love how you showcased the reviewer, too. (-:

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging writers' resources at Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites pick

  3. Well written review, Nancy. In a very short space, I can feel the tension in the story itself. Even in the mid-teen years, kids can find themselves in some very dicy situations that would test the courage of anyone. Well done to both author and artist.

  4. What a wonderful and concise review. Donna, your book is on my to get list; it sounds like an important children's book.

  5. Thank you one and all for visiting and lovely supportive coments.

    Best wishes to you all,

  6. Excellent review. Sounds like a powerful story. Thanks for sharing this.


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