Saturday, October 31, 2015

Book Review: Magelica's Voyage and The Rescue, Magelica's Voyage, Book 2, by Louise Courey Nadeau

Summary, Magelica's Voyage: Who ever heard of a girl being hatched from an egg the colour of sapphires? Magelica doesn’t know where she came from or who she really is. But when she’s transported to the Isle of Dreams in a flying bathtub, she launches into an adventure of discovery, and learns that wonderful things can happen when she uses her imagination, believes, opens her heart and trusts in love. Come fly with her and discover for yourself the power of imagination, gratitude, believing in yourself, and love! In this special first voyage, fantasy, adventure, magical illustrations, empowering messages, and a wonderful cast of enchanting characters come together as Magelica takes young girls and the special people in their lives on a fun, inspiring voyage about making your life magical.

 Summary, The Rescue, Magelica: When Magelica dreams of the prince lost on a deserted island, she realizes that it could lead to his rescue. She returns to the Isle of Dreams to tell Queen Raya what she knows. Can they save Prince Will before it’s too late? Will the power of laughter and love be enough?

Review: I enjoyed both of these books and feel that they would be appropriate for either very small boys or girls. These would be great for parents who are reading to their children and whose children are also old enough to follow longer passages and who would be able to discuss the books as they are being read. I don't know that children young enough to enjoy the books would be able to read these alone.
The stories are challenging enough and action-filled enough to keep a young mind engaged, but short enough that they would not be bored quickly. They also leave endings which suggest more storytelling is coming from another book, leaving them to guess and discuss what they think will happen in the next book. I would definitely recommend these to parents of small children. 

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