The Eyes & The Impossible is a brilliantly told story of the complexities of friendship and individuality with humor and deep empathy. You are immediately pulled into the inner thoughts of the main character, a dog named Johannes who is faster than light.
~ Momma Braga
But changes are afoot. More humans, including Trouble Travelers, arrive in the park. A new building, containing mysterious and hypnotic rectangles, goes up. And then there are the goats—an actual boatload of goats—who appear, along with a shocking revelation that changes Johannes’s view of the world.
The Eyes & The Impossible is a story about friendship, beauty and liberation. This fast pace adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat as you turn the page!
A brilliantly told story of the complexities of friendship and individuality with humor and deep empathy. You are immediately pulled into the inner thoughts of the main character, a dog named Johannes who is faster than light. Along with the other wild animals, Johannes serves as the “Eyes” of the park where they live. They bring information to three bison who monitor the equilibrium of the park as humans build and live around them.
When new visitors arrive, that is when the adventure of a lifetime begins — which involves teamwork, advanced vocabulary, and increasing self awareness.
For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 howls out of 5! I truly enjoyed reading this book. To me, it was written in a way that allowed us to see from Johannes eyes. There might be some written scenes that might be a little scary for some readers. It is best to make sure that it is suitable for your child of eight years and over.
This book can bring on great conversations with your child. Families can discuss how the main character felt about his purpose in the story and the changes he learned about the world. Conversation can be further developed on making personal connections with the child’s life and how they see themselves in the family unit.
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About the Author
DAVE EGGERS is the author of many books, among them The Circle—the companion to the book you are holding—and also The Monk of Mokha, A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, and The Museum of Rain. He is the cofounder of 826 National, a network of youth writing centers, and Voice of Witness, an oral history book series that illuminates the stories of those impacted by human rights crises. Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and is the recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the American Book Award. He has attended the JetPack Aviation academy in Moorpark, California, but is not yet certified to fly off-tether.
Born in Boston and raised in Illinois, he has now lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for three decades. He and his family often consider leaving, but they do not leave.
Until next time…Happy Parenting!
~ Momma Braga
*Please note that this book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are our own.