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224 pages
Oct 2006
Barbour Publishing

Landon Snow and the Island of Arcanum (Book 3)

by R.K. Mortenson

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Landon Snow and his family are on their way to Landon’s grandparents’ house for the weekend. When they arrive in Button Up, Landon wants to investigate the library where he has experienced many adventures before. Unfortunately (or so he thinks), this time he has to take his sisters along.

Landon, Holly, and Bridget are thrown into an adventure on a ship headed to the dreaded Island of Arcanum, where the animals from Wonderwood have been imprisoned under the spell of the prince of evil.

Landon Snow, and the Island of Arcanum has 224 pages, 21 chapters and is the third book in the Landon Snow series.  To understand the story line correctly, readers should read the first 2 books. I found this book to be cute, but the reader needs to suspend belief. Personally, I had a hard time getting into the story when cement statues become huge wooden vessels that are steered by books. This may be a better pick for readers aged 10 to 12.  

Landon Snow, and the Island of Arcanum, is full of imaginative and sometimes cheesy solutions. Even though God is under a different name, Landon learns the value of doing what is right even when it doesn’t seem to be the smartest thing to do. – Estee Wells, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Landon Snow finds himself on a wild adventure at sea. When a huge, ark-like vessel emerges, Landon-and his sisters-join a quest to find the Island of Arcanum, where the animals of Wonderwood are imprisoned. With the help of his old friends-a horse named Melech, elfish valley folk, a girl named Ditty, and the poet/prophet Vates-Landon seeks to unlock the island's dark secrets and escape with the animals. But he must battle storms and the villainous Arcans-pirates who hoard animals as treasure. Will Landon ever make it back to Wonderwood alive?