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Painted on the bluffs near the town of Alton, Illinois is the mural of the Piasa, which according to early Native American residents meant ‘the bird that devoured men.’ The dragon-like depiction overlooks what the Ojibwe Tribe called misi-ziibi... the Mississippi River.

Together with her Alton police officer cousin, Pamela Sweet, and a Chicago museum cryptozoologist, Mike K
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Mass Market Paperback, Second, 250 pages
Published April 24th 2017 by Double I Publishing (first published December 23rd 2010)
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Ivana - Diary of Difference
My full review can also be found on my blog:
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The author - Mr. Michael Kott sent me this book for an honest review! I honestly enjoyed reading every single page, and I couldn't put the book down, which deprived me from some sleep a few nights. This is what I thought about PIASA:

This is a very warm story that covers the life of Sara, a young little girl (don’t call her that, she’ll get angry!). My apologies - a young fifteen-year-old lady that survives a ca
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Alyssa "Aly"  Diane
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars is a more accurate representation of how I feel 🌕🌕🌕🌗

So the author sent me this book and I really appreciated the handwritten note and that he spelled my name right. I only have a couple of complaints. The plot was really interesting. I've always wished for more Native American fantasy. In the beginning of the book Sarah becomes an orphan and I just felt like there could have been more emotion in those scenes. It was well edited and had a very interesting plot which I won't spoil. I don
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Marilyn Wilson
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Goodreads, and author Michael Kott for the opportunity to win and read Piasa.

I lived in Piasa, Illinois most of my life. Graduated from Southwestern High School where the Piasa Bird is the team mascot and you can see it next to the football field and in the gym. When I lived in Alton, Illinois, we often passed the picture of the Piasa Bird painted on the rock bluffs, and lots of caves. That made this book more personal and real.

The characters are believable and the story is very creat
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Misti
Nov 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, giveaways
I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. Overall, I enjoyed the book. The plot was interesting and kept me engaged throughout. I would have given it four stars, but it needs an editor for some grammatical errors and, in my opinion, I thought the descriptions of the main character's and her cousin's bodies were kinda creepy. I will still recommend the book to my 13 year old daughter and I will consider reading the sequel. ...more
Bianca
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this with my son. Thank you Michael Kott!
Piasa was well written with a creative, different storyline. The characters were well developed & easy to "see." This was definitely a departure from other books Ive read (LifeShift) as far as characters & themes but still in the sci fi realm. My son didn't like it as much as other books hes read but I thought it was engaging & interesting.
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Mary
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kept my interest throughout
Chrisette Trevino
This was a very interestng book detailing the story of a legend coming to life. It was well written and keeps the reader engaged in the story.
Gina  Clabo
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good book. I really liked the myths that were in it, but Sara who is main in this story drove me crazy. She wanted to be treated as a adult yet she was 15 to 16 and hated when people called her a little girl.. She whined and pouted the whole book.. Over all the plot was good I enjoyed the sweet love story at the end.. I would like to apologize to Michael Kott for taking so long. I had a TBR I was sticking to and read this on the side so I'm sorry for that but would truly like to say t ...more
Sasha
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First I would like to state that I have received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. I really enjoy the authors writing style. This book was a very interesting read. The authors writing style kept you interested from the first chapter to the very last.
I honestly enjoyed reading every single page, an
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