Saturday, April 07, 2007

This summer, let 'em READ a movie

Young readers, and their parents, have reported that reading one of Max Elliot Anderson’s action-adventures or mysteries is like being in an exciting or scary movie. This comes from his extensive background of dramatic film and video production. Mr. Anderson’s books are written for boys ages 8 – 13, but girls also like his books. His author web site can be found at

Summer vacation is almost here, and with it comes the dreaded announcement, “Mom! I’m bored!” This complaint is usually met with computers, video games, DVDs, or television. But these only work for a limited amount of time. Today, children are being robbed of using their imaginations. Even sending them outside to play would be better than the electronic alternatives. Families going on vacation might take a Max Elliot Anderson adventure or mystery along. Parents of reluctant readers can encourage their children to read a chapter a day during the summer.

Mr. Anderson grew up as a reluctant reader. In fact, he hated to read. Years later he began to research why this had happened. Based on his findings, he has crafted mysteries and adventures that young readers find hard to put down. Because he has spent a lifetime in the production of exciting movies, commercials, and television programs, he brings a unique, visual style to his writing. Nearly 50 pages of reviews can be found at .

Newspaper Caper, Terror at Wolf Lake, North Woods Poachers, Mountain Cabin Mystery, Big Rig Rustlers, Secret of Abbott’s Cave & Legend of the White Wolf, are compared by readers and reviewers to a modern day Tom Sawyer, The Hardy Boys, Huck Finn, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, or, Scooby-Doo, Lemony Snicket, and adventure author Jack London. Each book has completely different characters, setting, and plot. All contain as much excitement and adventure as any reader, 8 and up, can handle. Some families enjoy reading the books together, out loud, so that everyone in the family can enjoy the fun.

Along with heart-pounding action, humor, and excitement, books by Max Elliot Anderson also provide an opportunity to learn about new things. Each book has been well researched, providing an educational experience, without the reader even realizing it. Books are ranked by Accelerated Reader. They can be ordered from Baker & Taylor and Books ordered directly from the author will be signed. He can be easily located by searching on Google or Yahoo.

Growing complaints from parents, teachers, and librarians indicate that there aren’t enough good books for boys, with adventure, danger, and excitement. Max Elliot Anderson writes books for boys and girls.

So this summer, parents might try turning off the TV, or the computer, and let 'em READ a movie by Max Elliot Anderson.

Max Elliot Anderson
P O Box 4126
Rockford, IL 61110
(815) 877-1514

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