I decided to give Owl Crate Jr. a try this month, as I figured out what the book was and wanted it anyway. The theme for April was Myth + Might.
The book included was:
Aru Shah and the End of Time!
Summary from Goodreads:
Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?
One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru’s doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don’t believe her claim that the museum’s Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.
But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it’s up to Aru to save them.
The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?
A Percy Jackson pillowcase! This does not match my room, even a little bit, but I love it, and it’s adorable, so that’s okay.
A very cute sticker of Romulus, Reamus, and Lupa.
While this book is very much targeted at children, I do love mythology and I am sure that Ken Jenning can teach me something.
This mirror is also very cute, and though when I received it, I did not think I would ever use it, I will be extracting it from the box I’ve stored it in pretty soon to carry around once I switch to a more structured purse (I feel like I’d break it pretty quickly in the one I’m using right now). I also love that with this and the book pick the box goes beyond just Greek/Roman mythology.
Overall I quite loved this box, though of course it had some items directed towards kids that I’ll probably not get much use out of. I do think that I would have adored this box when I was younger, and I’m sure many kids today do!
Did you receive this box? What do you (an adult!) think of Owl Crate Jr.? Would you get this for yourself or for any kids in your life?