Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Magnificent Glass Globe!
Author N.R. Bergeson has written a great post for us, but first let me tell you a little more about the book and its author!
Title: THE MAGNIFICENT GLASS GLOBE
Author: N.R. Bergeson
Pub. Date: April 10, 2017
Format: Paperback, eBook
Eleven-year-old Mary Tucker dreams of visiting the Amazon. But if her father, a museum curator, has his way, she might be a grandmother before she ever gets the chance.
One day, while mischievously exploring the museum’s warehouse with her brother Ike and best friend Helen, Mary stumbles across an old travel trunk belonging to her grandfather.
Inside, they discover an nondescript glass globe. Curious about the simple object, Mary touches the globe, and is shocked when the room is suddenly consumed by the most amazing view of Earth.
The magnificent globe lets the friends zoom closer and closer toward the earth’s surface, eventually bringing them close enough to touch the trees. That's when the globe entirely disappears, and they find themselves falling.
Suddenly, they're far from home, in place that's either a paradise, or the place where they will die.
Sleep, water, and food become precious and scarce. A native tribe may hold the keys to their survival as well as clues to help them get back home. But it won’t be easy. The rain forest is a big place, and when others find out what the globe can do, Mary, Ike and Helen will need a plan, allies, and a little luck.
N. R. (Nils) Bergeson is the author of the “Magnificent Glass Globe” series. Nils was born in California but spent his childhood at the foot of the beautiful mountains of northern Utah. From an early age, he was fascinated with the wider world, prompting him to earn a degree in international studies from Utah State University, followed by a Master’s degree in Public Administration/International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He knew early on that his interests were as wide as the world itself, and that he’d find real joy living overseas. Since 2002, Nils has only spent four years living in the United States. He was a missionary in Siberia, spent time in Romania as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, and has worked for several years in Colombia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and now Indonesia as a U.S. diplomat/international development worker. He’s traveled to more than 60 countries with his wife, Emily, and their three young children. Nils’ love for writing, which began in the second grade, complements his globetrotting ways well. He hopes his writing will instill a desire in his readers to take advantage of modern opportunities to see the world, learn new languages, and expand their cultural experiences. We live in a wonderful world, and it’s just waiting for us to see it.
So, I asked N.R. Bergeson, "Where in the world would you like The Magnificent Glass Globe to take you?"
And here is his response...
So, I have this goal to visit everywhere in the world. I don’t know where it came from, but it’s been with me since I was a kid. The world is a big place, but it isn’t too big. It’s not impossible to experience it all within a lifetime.
I’ve been able to see a lot of it already, but thus far, I still haven’t been to Africa. Despite working in international development, I have never set foot on any country in the entire country of Africa, and it’s not for lack of trying. I know it will work out someday, but for now, I can just dream about it. So today, if I had to pick anywhere, I’d opt for a long safari tour in South/East Africa.
I’m particularly interested in wildlife and conservation efforts, so I’d love to see some of the preserved area where amazing animals still live free in their natural habitats. And hopefully do some research for a future book in the process!
1 winner will receive a paperback of THE MAGNIFICENT GLASS GLOBE & A DVD of Jumanji, US Only.
Make sure you check out the rest of the stops on the tour.
4/3/2017- Rockin' Book Reviews- Excerpt
4/4/2017- Books: A true story- Review
4/5/2017- Never Too Many To Read- Guest Post
4/6/2017- Month9Books- Excerpt
4/7/2017- I am not a bookworm!- Review
4/10/2017- Book Review Becca- Guest Post
4/11/2017- So Few Books- Interview
4/12/2017- LILbooklovers- Interview
4/13/2017- Don't Judge, Read- Excerpt
So where would you like The Magnificent Glass Globe to take you?