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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Chris Parsons
Narrated by Brandon McInnis
Age Range: 7+
Length: 1hr 52 mins
Publisher: Zuroam Media
What to expect: Animal Friends, Magic, Daring Adventure
When the Dragon fire goes out and the air begins to chill in Lake Zuron, Spark, a little mouse ready to prove himself, bravely tasks himself with facing a great enemy and restoring peace and warmth to their hometown that has, up until now, always offered harmony for all. A long and chilling journey, through mountains no one passes, lays ahead of Spark. It will take bravery, comradery, and Daniel Dragon’s magical powers to stop their world from icing over. Will Spark and his friends succeed in taking down the enemy?
Voice actor Brandon McInnis provides an invigorating reading that vibrantly adds to the fairy tale feel of Chris Parson’s text. McInnis’s creative and emotive voices range from soothing to sinister, creating suspense and tension with an abundance of lively music, song, and sound effects that make the story easy to visualize and a joy to listen to. Listeners will soon recognize that we could all do with a little inner spark of our own to bring warmth to our lives. The closing notes read by the narrator help digest some valuable lessons found in the story, such as people deserve second chances, be careful not to judge others too quickly, friends look after friends, and everyone deserves equality and respect.
Fire-breathing dragons, magical powers, and adventure add a high level of appeal for those who enjoy the fantasy genre. Thanks to the lively cast of characters, young listeners, ages seven and up, will readily follow this tale of an unlikely conqueror.
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Before October 1st, pre-order your copy, email the team at Zuroam Media, and they’ll give you the audiobook free so you can enjoy it while you wait for the book to arrive. You can find all the email address and links to your favorite bookstore here: https://bethatspark.com/shop/.
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About the Author
Chris Parsons grew up in the small fishing village of Flatrock, Newfoundland where he was surrounded by storytellers. When he became a father, he began creating his own children’s stories, and soon he was sharing them with a wider audience.
Over time, his audience grew up, but he continued to create his stories and colorful characters mostly for his own enjoyment. One day he had a flash of inspiration about a little mouse named Spark and began to create the world of A Little Spark.
Today, Chris lives in Dallas. He has left the high-tech world of innovation and business development behind and is focused on his real passion – to create new meaningful experiences for children centered around powerful and engaging stories like ” A little Spark.”
Together with his wife, Kathleen, daughter, Maggie, and son, Kealan, they share a love for all God’s creatures.
About the Narrator
Brandon McInnis is a voice actor and singer known primarily for his work on animation and video games. He voices Sir Nighteye in My Hero Academia, Ganos in Dragon Ball Super, Finral Roulacase in Black Clover, Asagiri Gen in Dr. Stone, Yuna D. Kaito in Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings Online, Patrick Phelps in Black Butler, Sonosuke Izayoi in Danganronpa 3, Erlang Shen in SMITE, and many more.
With a deep love for music production and originally trained as an opera singer, Brandon also produces music for release on YouTube and Spotify. He can be followed on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram: @BranMci
About the Music Producer
Bruce Faulconer is a musician, composer, and record producer based in Dallas, Texas. He is the owner and founder of Faulconer Productions Music, and CakeMix Recording Studio. Faulconer writes music for orchestra, various instrumental and choral groups, along with the music for feature films, and TV series, including the anime Dragon Ball Z. He recently completed twelve songs for A Little Spark, included in a new audiobook, an interactive children’s book, and an animated feature film in development.
He resides in Dallas with his wife Lisa and is the father of two sons.
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