New family-friendly children’s book adventure draws comparisons to classics

Treasure of the Magical Mine Moppets by K. J. Blocker was released from MindStir Media last month and has already received rave reviews, including a recommended review from US Review of Books, in which Blocker’s book is compared to The Wizard of Oz and Disney’s Jiminy Cricket

An excerpt of the US Review of Books review states, “The magical mine creatures will no doubt fascinate children. Older readers may well be reminded of the Munchkins from The Wizard Of Oz. Plus Jimmy’s bug pal may well have parents reliving their own moments with Walt Disney’s Jiminy Cricket … Morals are abound in Blocker’s book. The virtues of honesty, loyalty, friendship, and belief in one another take center stage with the all-encompassing value of love. His is a story meant to teach as well as entertain … For both the young and the young at heart, Treasure Of The Magical Mine Moppets is a fun and family-friendly adventure.” 

An Amazon reviewer also praises the book with a five-star review: “Fantastic! Like the authors of Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland or the creators of the great Disney and Pixar movies, the author here has created an incredible new world, with heart, hilarious moments, and real human emotions, and one that readers of all ages should love.” 

Bestselling inspirational author J. J. Hebert also hails Treasure of the Magical Mine Moppets as “a book that’s fun and safe for all members of the family.” Hebert adds, “Meticulously written, the book transports readers to another world filled with unforgettable characters and settings.” 

The official book synopsis: Enter a magical world where corn grows as high as the clouds and salt can be worth more than gold. A world where a mile beneath the earth live wondrous, iridescent little creatures, happily working and playing. Completely unaware that someone “upside” is plotting to take it all away from them!

In this magical world, you meet wonderful characters. Tom, the farmer who hopes to feed the world with his Ubercorn. Tom’s wife and son, who sometimes get left behind as he works. Mr. Withers, the greedy town banker, who wants everything Tom has and will stop at nothing to get it. Tom’s Dad, Pappy, who Tom has been angry with for years, but is more like him than he realizes!

Like the Magical Mine Moppets, Tom’s family will lose everything if they don’t find a way to defeat the evil Mr. Withers, but they must learn that family and love are the only things that can destroy evil. Join us in a breathtaking, wide-eyed adventure into a land that you’ll cherish.

Treasure of the Magical Mine Moppets (978-0999150740) is available via Amazon and other retailers worldwide. Wholesale orders can be placed through Ingram and Baker & Taylor. The suggested retail price for the trade paperback edition is $9.99.

About author K.J. Blocker: 

K. J. Blocker is president of JAF Industries, an entertainment products company. He is an author, an inventor, an artist and an entrepreneur. Treasure of the Magical Mine Moppets is his first book in a planned trilogy. Blocker lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and their four children. Visit for more information or follow him on Twitter @KJBlocker

About the book publisher, MindStir Media: 

MindStir Media LLC is an award-winning book publisher offering quality publishing services to authors throughout the USA and abroad. To learn more, visit or call 800-767-0531.

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