Mason Garcia is a young man with a military father. Because of this, he has to move frequently. This last move caused him to leave the ocean he loves for a sleepy little town where the only interesting place is a quiet park.
His new home becomes much more exciting when he finds that he has little people called the Punwees living all around. So the mystery begins...are the Punwees real? If so, who or what are they? Why can't anyone else see them?
Mason unravels the answers to these questions and manages to make some pretty great friends in the process.
Children who have to move often or even change schools frequently will most likely connect with Mason's conflicting feelings about having to move to this new town and the difficulty of making new friends.
The author, Mary T. Kincaid, has a fantastic imagination, and that makes the story fanciful. I believe colorful illustrations will enhance her story!
I love the different Punwee tribes and how their names and clothing match their environment. Very creative. I would love to see colorful illustrations to go along with these descriptions. Overall, this is an enjoyable story.