Do you believe in magic? Well, whether you do or not, Victoria Simcox makes it totally believable in her book “The Magic Warble“. She brings the story of Dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and an evil queen to you as soon as you start reading. Need to know more about the story? Here’s a basic synopsis:
Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. The kids all tease her, and she never seems to fit in. But when Kristina receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself magically transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and the evil Queen Sentiz.
In Bernovem, Kristina not only fits in, she’s honored as “the chosen one” the only one who can release the land from Queen Sentiz’s control. But it’s not as simple as it seems. To save Bernovem, she must place the gift she was given, the famous “Magic Warble” in its final resting place. And she must travel through the deep forest, climb a treacherous mountain, and risk capture by the queen’s “zelbocks” before she reaches her destination. Guided by her new fairy friends, Clover and Looper and by Prince Werrien, a teenage boy, as well as an assortment of other characters, Kristina sets off on a perilous journey that not only tests her strength but her heart.
When I saw that it was written for ages 9 and up, I totally expected a children’s chapter book to be delivered to my house. But when I received this 276 page book, I realized this couldn’t possibly be true. I started reading and could picture the characters just based on Victoria’s words. She definitely brought the book to life. If the words weren’t enough, the pictures are awesome. My favorite picture is the one of Raymond the mouse (pictured). He face totally tells you what’s going on in his head and made me giggle as I read that page.
Overall, the book is very well written and I think its definitely for ages 9 and up because adults will love it just as much as young children. There is just enough detail not to make an adult bored but plenty to spike the imagination of a 9 year old. I can’t wait to pass it to my nephew who I hope will love the book as much as I do.
If you would like to buy the book, you can get it at Victoria’s website or you can win a copy here! Victoria has authorized me to giveaway 1 (one) hard copy and 3 ebooks… Yes that means 4 winners! The first winner will get their choice of book and so on.
This giveaway is open Internationally, the hard copy is US only.
This giveaway ends July 28th 2012 at 11:59pm est. Fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below to enter to win!
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