The Wonderkind

Middle Grade, Children's Books

By Fun London

Publisher : Fun London

ABOUT Fun London

Fun London
Alfundo “Fun” London was born in Florence, Italy. His mother was a beautiful blonde tarantella dancer with an adventurous spirit. Much less is known of his father, a sailor who was lost in the stormy seas off the coast of Ithaca shortly after Fun was conceived. After spending his youth More...


Robbie is the 12 year old son of a wealthy businessman. He does whatever he wants regardless of who it hurts. When he falls over the rail of a Mediterranean cruise ship, he finds himself in the amazing underground world of the Wonderkind, an ancient race living beneath the surface of the earth. Follow Robbie on an adventure that changes him forever.

I started writing because I got tired of reading the stories that populated the school readers for students to study in English classes. I’m trying right now to sum them up in one word. I’ve got it down to three. Depressing. I find too many stories about rape victims, poverty, personal tragedy, etc. The basic content is suffer, suffer, suffer, suffer, beautiful sadness, and at the end somehow endure. Not the topic or message I see as helpful, entertaining, enlightening, or interesting to the youth of America. Degrading. The stories seem to emphasize the worst in life. Much like watching many of the reality TV shows. Or Law and Order SVU. Or the nightly news. Boring. The worst part about the stories was how little interest they generated with the students I was tutoring. Students who were not being inspired to read. They hated the stories. So I try to write stories and books that are fun, that have action, that make you laugh, that entertain, and that remind our youth that life can be a great adventure. If I do that I figure they just might pick up another book and read some more.

I loved this story. I am a grandmother and I was very happy to find such a wholesome, entertaining tale. It's suitable for all of my grandchildren who range in age from middle grades to adults.

As I read I could picture the characters walking in the beautiful, magical world where the Wonderkind live. I found the underground wildlife to be fascinating.

The author kept me interested and curious to find out what would happen next. I'm very anxious to read more about the background of this race and the future of the Wonderkind as well. I hope the author is planning to release more soon!

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