Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure

I discovered the Mandie series by Lois Gladys Leppard when my daughter was young, voracious reader. It was difficult to find a wholesome book series that was appropriate for her age, yet at a reading level that held her interest.  The Mandie series looked like the perfect solution. I started picking up titles second-hand when I came across them.  I have over 20 of the titles, yet I don't remember my daughter reading many.  I just pulled one off the shelf and discovered why - the text is on the small side and probably didn't work for her young eyes.  Unfortunately, they were put away for some time. Hmm - I wonder if my daughter is too old for the series now.  I entirely forgot about them until I was given the opportunity to review the new movie release, Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure.


I watched this DVD with my daughter the other night.  It is a wholesome story that the whole family can enjoy. As with many movies made for DVD, the acting isn't stellar. However, even at a sometimes sophisticated 13 and having not read the books, my daughter seemed to enjoy it well enough.  Since the movie was not based on the first book in the series, we were missing some of the background, but not enough to not be able to follow the plot.  I suspect that the comedic tone that was splattered throughout wasn't part of the original book series, so that is something to be aware of if you've been a fan of the books and are looking for a visual version with the same flavor.

The story revolves around an adventure that Mandie has with her mother, whom she was recently united, two of her friends, and her Uncle John into the Lost Antler Cave-Mine to retrieve something very valuable.  Of course, there are some evil conspirators in their way, not to mention the poisonous gas in the cave.  Below you can watch the official trailer to get a feel for the film.






The DVD comes complete with Behind the Scenes Featurettes, a gallery of over 1700 still photos, MP3 music from the soundtrack, and a printable Discussion and Activity guide. You may also be interested in going to the official site of Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure to learn more about the movie.

Now, for the exciting news!  I have an extra copy and you have an opportunity to win your own Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure DVD.

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The giveaway will end on November 12th at 6 p.m. EST and will be chosen by a random number generator.U.S. addresses only, please.

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