My daughter is nine and she loves to read. I mean she reads and reads and rereads! I have to tell her to put down her book and pay attention to me! She devours books. A couple of years ago my daughter was still learning to become a good reader and we read together a lot. I’d read a chapter and then she’d work on a chapter with me. We read Nashville author Leonardo Ramirez’s The Jupiter Chronicles: The Secret of the Great Red Spot together and she loved it! Callie was just her sort of character- strong, funny, and smart. She loved the first book of the Children’s Science Fiction Series so naturally she was very excited to help me review the second book in this steampunk series.
I was provided with Book Two of the Children’s Steampunk Series, The Jupiter Chronicles ~The Ice Orphan of Ganymede~ to facilitate review.
When I discovered Leonardo Ramirez, I was immediately drawn to his work. I just think it is super inspiring to be able to show kids that books are written by real people just like them. I conversed with Leonardo Ramirez through email and was such a nice person. Very likeable and it shows in his writing. Through children’s steampunk and young adult fantasy, author & screenwriter, Leonardo Ramirez’s work is uplifting and fun to read.
A Children’s Steampunk Book Series By Nashville Author, Leonardo Ramirez
Here is the plot from the back of the book:
The war has been won, the Jovians are free of the tyranny of Phobos, but the planet now lies in ruins. The Sinu and the Fiegan Firelords are threatening a civil war and the people of Jupiter are going hungry. First Petros has failed as their protector and General Ardor wants him replaced. To make matters worse, the Castillos face a new challenge.
Ian is sick and no doctor on Earth can help him.
When Ian and Callie return to Jupiter to find a cure, they discover that the secret may be found in the Book of Ganymede. But now, the book is missing.
Left with no answers they are forced to face a painful truth.
Ian is dying.
Eisner-Award Winning Artist Dave Dorman (Batman, Aliens, Star Wars) provided the cover art!
It’s available in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.
The Jupiter Chronicles ~ Book 2: The Ice Orphan of Ganymede Review
As you can tell from the description above, it is a dramatic start to the book and it sucks the readers in on a desperate mission. It has the same brother and sister pair with the familiar sibling banter and silent support they offer one another in accomplishing their goals and solving mysteries. The Ice Orphan of Ganymede develops many of the same characters and adds a few new ones. These kids in this sci fi series are very empowered and the steampunk world is very well described. They embark on a journey that solves mysteries, holds a major surprise, and leaves some questions unanswered. My daughter loved it she was enamored with how creative it was.
When I asked my daughter if she had any questions for the author, Leonardo Ramirez, she said, “Why did it have to end?” I think that is a sign of a good book! We are looking forward to reading the next book in the Jupiter Chronicles kids sci fi series already!
How do you encourage your kids to read?