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Another Happy Reader

January 4, 2012

I just received another lovely review on Amazon. If you’re an author you know how good, this feels. If you’re not an author, it is sort of like when you hear someone you don’t know talk about how well behaved your children are, or how attractive you are. Come on we all like to hear nice things about ourselves.

This review was written by a lady that I didn’t know, but through a writers group she heard about my book, and we became friends on Facebook while she was reading it. It was such fun because every now and then she would comment where she was in the book. She also told us that she read it every morning while working out on her treadmill. Upon completion of Big Backpack–Little World, this is what she wrote.

Drum roll please;

5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Read,January 1, 2012
This review is from: Big Backpack – Little World (Paperback)

One would be hard-pressed to find a travelogue as entertaining, hair-raising, and inspiring as that of intrepid, English-as-a Second-Language teacher Donna Morang’s “Big Backpack – Little World.”

Donna has explored Mexico, Vietnam, and much of Central America and Southeast Asia – sometimes with a teaching job awaiting her; sometimes hoping to find one after she arrives. She is a one-woman Peace Corps, making friends and improving economic opportunities for people of all ages and economic status.

An admirable ambassador who sees the best in each person she meets, she is as comfortable teaching English on the beach to fishermen for free as she is polishing the language skills of new employees of a Vietnam airline who are about to transfer to Seattle.

Reading this review, you might think that our heroine is a twenty-something adventurer, just out of college, but no: Believe it or not, Donna is a grandmother! I found her story a thoroughly engaging read and was delighted by the illustrations at the beginning of each chapter – even on the Kindle version. I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever dreamed of wandering the world, or who just wants to read about someone who has done so.

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