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Twelve-year-old Ankido is on a quest to save his missing father through the magical realm of Mesopo, the land where all fantasy originates, a land whose words and language are in peril. Can Ankido save his father and restore all these words in time?



It was a red velvet box, the size of a school book. Ankido lifted the lid, revealing an old-fashioned quill made out of a reed
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Paperback, 326 pages
Published November 19th 2018 by Sable Books
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Muthulakshmi Mahesh
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The author begins the story with the protagonist Ankido, getting awakened in the November morning. He searches for the note but he couldn't find one and so he starts to scribble in his forearm. From this, we can discern what he likes to write. Habubti, his grandmother looks at the picture which was present in the mantelpiece and reminisces the good old memory of Ankido and his father. I have fallen for the author's writing style and the choice of words which is quite similar to Ankido and Habubt ...more
Madilynn Dale
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mesopo by Eva Dietrich

5-Stars

Mesopo by Eva Dietrich was an excellent fantasy adventure. I loved following Ankido and his cousins in this amazing tale. Ankido, a young twelve-year-old, is given the task of saving his father and the magical land of Mesopo. Mesopo is the land where all fantasy originates and it is full of amazing creatures and individuals. Ankido has an amazing ability that makes him unique for the position he is given.

I loved the detail this author used on describing every scene
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Antara Bhattacharjee
The author did a great job putting together this story. I loved the fact that the characters were powerful in this story it was simple and clear and had a very interesting plot this would be a great book for young readers to help them see how important stories are. Enjoyed this unique book.
Ankita Khataniar
A very beautiful story

#📖𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘📚
𝑵𝒂𝒎𝒆: MESOPO
𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓: Eva Dietrich
𝑮𝒆𝒏𝒓𝒆: Fantasy
𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒕: Kindle
𝑷𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒔: 349
𝑴𝒚 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
𝑹𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘: The story starts with twelve-year-old Ankido Gulzar waking up to new words in his mind. Soon after he is confronted with the news that his father is missing and that his grandmother, Habubti needs to go in search of him. Left under the care of his cruel step-aunt, Geraldine, through a series of unfortunate incidents, Ankido lands at a place where he comes a little cl
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Swagata Bose
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
MESOPO- EVA DIETRICH

Ratings: 4.5/5⭐
Genre: Fiction; Fantasy
Number of Pages: 340
Format: Kindle
Publication Date: November 19, 2018
Publisher: Independently Published

SUMMARY
Ankido Gulzar, a twelve- year- old British- Iraqi boy, is an admirer and dreamer of words. One morning, Habubti, his grandmother comes up to him and tells him that his father , who's a distinguished archaeologist, is missing as he went for one of his field trips in Iraq. Habubti entrusts Ankido with a book titled "The Land Of Meso
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Stephanie Ward
'Mesopo' is an action-packed middle grade fantasy that fans of the genre are sure to enjoy. The characters were pretty well-rounded, especially the main character Ankido. He's brave, tough, smart, and a loving son willing to do anything to find his father. I enjoyed watching Ankido journey through Mesopo and having to overcome all of the obstacles and problems he runs into. The plot itself wasn't wholly original but I honestly don't think you can find anything that is anymore. The author did a g ...more
Audriza Banerjee
In this middle grade fantasy we follow Akindo whose father had gone to Iraq on a field trip due to his archeology project and has not yet returned. There has been no news of his whereabouts and eventually we see him venturing in this magical land of Mesopo to find his father and save the words in the magical land. I was fascinated by this book. It was so cute and adorable. The chapters were short and very fast paced. The illustrations are so pretty and colorful it made me smile.
The emotions in t
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DTBooks
What a unique book. The story was simple and clear and had a very interesting plot. The author did a great job of twisting together this story. I loved how word held so much power in this story and the characters were pulled into a book and into a land they had to save by using words and fining just how powerful they are. This would be a great book for young readers to help them see how important stories are.
The Word Count
Mesopo is an authentic piece of metafiction. With an entrancing story wrapped in Middle-Eastern folklore, Mesopo perfectly encapsulates the burden of being a writer. The novel questions the meaning of existence and the potency of the authorial-self through the whimsical adventures of a child who loves words.

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Lisa's Reading
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of a little boy who is nicknamed the Word Boy by his beloved grandmother. Ankido is a British/Iraqi boy and his grandmother is named Habubti. Ankido’s father is an archeologist and has gone missing in Iraq. Habubti leaves Ankido with his relatives and goes in search of his father.

Habubti makes Ankido promise to protect her latest book from Aunt Geraldine while she is away. Aunt Geraldine is the stepmother to his two cousins. She is an angry woman who is always fighting about so
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Jane
Apr 02, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am always interested in reading fantasy for middle schoolers and eagerly anticipate a new book. Unfortunately, Mesopo did not live up to my expectations. I liked the concept Eva Deitrich had for the book - traveling to a world of fantasy characters in order to save the words of stories for future generations. However, I found the plot difficult to follow. In my opinion the book was not as well written as it needed to be. I am not sure it will hold the attention of children. While I kept readin ...more
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Eva Dietrich is the author of The Great Rainbow Hug (Le gros câlin arc-en-ciel, from Samir Editeur, 2011), recognized by La Revue Des Livres Pour Enfants in 2011 as their annual selection. Eva holds Masters’ Degrees in Children's Literature from the University of Surrey, London and Creative Writing from the Metropolitan University of Manchester, UK, and is the founder and director of Aladdin Books ...more

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