A Fever, a Flight, and a Fight for the World: The Rwendigo Tales Book Four

by J. A. Myhre

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A Fever, a Flight, and a Fight for the World is a compelling African adventure story that will enthrall eight- to fourteen-year-old youth who love adventure and learning about faraway places.

In the exciting fourth and final book in The Rwendigo Tales series, readers will be inspired by ordinary people who make the extraordinary choice to stand against great evil. Written by J. A. Myhre, a doctor living and working in East Africa, this adventure story teaches readers of all ages important truths about justice, overcoming evil, and the courage to make a difference.

In A Fever, a Flight, and a Fight for the World, A doctor volunteering in a village plagued by a mysterious virus wakes up on a deserted island injured, sick, and near death—with no memory of how he got there. As Dr. Mujuni slowly regains his memory, he pieces together the horrific reality of what happened to the community and learns just how far the government-backed officials will go to silence all knowledge of the epidemic.

A young girl named Nyakato—the only other survivor—nurses him back to health, Dr. Mujuni must devise a plan to make their way back to the mainland, but what they discover on their journey is even more dangerous than they could ever imagine.

Through a series of perils and hazards, Mujuni and Nyakato must fight for more than their own lives, learning the true cost of overcoming evil and greed. Through their adventures, readers will find hope in the midst of great loss, triumph and courage in the midst of death and injustice, and love in the midst of darkness.


J. A. Myhre serves as a doctor with Serge in East Africa where she has worked for over two decades. She is passionate about health care for the poor, training local doctors and nurses, promoting childhood nutrition and development, and being the hands of Jesus in the hardest places. She is married to her best friend and colleague Scott, and together they have raised four children for whom The Rwendigo Tales books were written as Christmas presents. Jennifer is the author of A Chameleon, a Boy, and a QuestA Bird, a Girl, and a RescueA Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star; and A Fever, a Flight, and a Fight for the World.


Acacia Masso grew up in Africa and is finishing her BA in art therapy in the United States. She has illustrated all four books in The Rwendigo Tales series authored by J. A. Myhre.


“A well-written story grabs your attention from the very start and doesn’t let go. This is Myhre’s best book yet. Read it to your family, and your kids will be begging for the next chapter.”
Marty Machowski, Pastor; author of Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God, Parenting First Aid, The Ology, and other gospel-rich resources for church and home

“Fans of The Rwendigo Tales will not be disappointed in this latest fictional adventure. J. A. Myhre writes masterfully with a bigger picture in mind of doctors and people of faith who give their lives for justice and mercy in the midst of contemporary African culture. The book is a profoundly unique contribution to children’s literature.”
Robert A. Fryling, Author of The Leadership Ellipse: Shaping How You Lead by Who You Are

“Having lived in Africa, I was drawn into the familiar sights and sounds. You, like me, will be amazed that in the end love, not evil, rules the day. This book is a page-turner!”
Rose Marie Miller, Author of From Fear to Freedom and Nothing Is Impossible with God

“Don’t start this book just before bed. It is addictive and I kept telling myself, ‘Just one more chapter before bed,’ until I finished. Educational, intriguing, suspenseful, and fun for all ages.”
Marvin Dunbar, Chair of the Board of Trustees, International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention

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a thought-provoking page-turner from start to finish

African adventure continues to abound in J.A. Myhre’s fourth installment of the Rwendigo Tales, A Fever, a Flight, and a Fight for the World, as a mysterious virus brings a doctor and a young girl together. Full of truths and perils, their story unfolds compellingly; it’s a thought-provoking page-turner from start to finish, sure to delight children and adults alike. I enjoyed it, like I have Myhre’s previous stories, so if it piques your interest, I recommend checking it out.
Posted by Hallie Reads on 11th Jun 2019

Recommends it for everyone!

This book was amazing, extraordinary writing and exciting to read at the same time with that also come with an adventure story that will bring you to African the pleas that still need to an explore with the place like island, that will need full skills to live and with a different culture, This story of this book will give us to leaning of good and evil but still full of hope, glimpses of redemption and beauty in spite to all of us. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book.
Posted by Victoria on 10th Jun 2019

I think this is a book that kids who like adventure

This book is geared toward kids ages 8 - 12, and I found it quite interesting. It's a story of a doctor in Africa, one who's on the run, do to an epidemic of some kind, and he's not sure exactly what's going on. The story begins when he wakes up and finds himself on a deserted island.

What he does next, well that brings you to the adventure part of the story. It seems that someone is determined that he should stay away. Or else they want him dead...

This is the fourth book in a series, and I think I could have 'gotten' this story better if I would have read the earlier books first.

In spite of that, I think this is a book that kids who like adventure, and maybe also missionary stories, will appreciate this one.
Posted by Rosalyn on 10th Jun 2019

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Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours
Weight: 0.50 LBS
Width: 5.50
Height: 8.50
Depth: 0.33
Author: J. A. Myhre
ISBN-13: 978-1-948130-57-8
ISBN-13 (eBook): 978-1-948130-58-5
Publication Date: 10/01/2018
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 176
Age Level: 11-14
Read a Sample: https://newgrowthpress.com/content/Samples/A-Fever-A-Flight-and-a-Fight-for-the-World-Sample.pdf
Series: The Rwendigo Tales