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Magelica’s Voyage to the Land of the Fairies
Rainbows light up the sky as Magelica and her friends embark on an extraordinary voyage to uncover the mystery of her past. As they follow the secret scroll to the Land of the Fairies, fear gets in the way and their courage is tested. Put on your magical feather and join Magelica and her friends as they discover that fairies are real and that love is the most powerful magic of all.
Title: Magelica’sVoyage | Author: Louise Courey Nadeau | Publication Date: June 1, 2013 |Publisher: Magelica Inc. | Pages: 48 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 10
Summary: 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, empowe ring 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.
* Available in English / French / Spanish*
Available on Kindle Unlimited
My 5 Star Review:
Transported, is the word that comes to mind after reading this book. Magelica is a small girl who hatched from a sapphire egg and like most kids, even those who aren’t so obviously special, she just wants to know who she is and where she came from.
One night she is given the chance to learn a little more about herself when she is called on to help a magical city. She doesn’t know what she can do when others who seem more qualified have failed, but she is willing to try. The only direction she receives is to be herself. This is wonderful lesson for children to learn at a young age. Pressure to conform and follow the crowd begins very young these days. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Often, though, it can keep the individual from having the confidence to shine on their own strengths. Magelica provides a wonderful conversation starter on the importance of being who you are and believing in yourself.
That is simply one of the wonderful lessons threaded through this story. Magelica may be an orphan, but Gri her caretaker along with her best friend, and pet dragon, Tris show her that family is not always who you are born to, they are the ones who love you. Also, at one point in the story Magelica is asked to do something that she has been trying to accomplish for sometime. She imagines herself doing it and it happens for her. I love this. So often our first instinct is to say “I can’t” to something hard or unknown. Children have an amazing capacity to do something simply because they don’t know it can’t be done and encouraging them to tap into that power will give them a step up as they grow up and find more and more often that there are things that seem impossible.
The final page of the story is a conversation between the author and the children who will read this book. I believe it is a terrific way to enforce the lessons they can take away from it. This is a fun fantasy story that would delight any child.
I recommend this book to children age 5 and up. Younger children will enjoy having it read to them. The enchanting illustrations will keep children (and adults) of all ages thoroughly engaged.
Summary: 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?
* Available in English / French / Spanish *
Available on Kindle Unlimited
My 5 Star Review:
The Rescue was just as delightful as the first book and just as centered on the power of believing in yourself to accomplish great things. In this book Magelica dreams of Prince William and his lost goldaron. She rushes to Queen Raya, and the Isle of Dreams to see what she can do to help. While there she discovers the power of laughter.
As with Magelica’s Voyage, this book is filled with wonderful life lessons. Believing in yourself, and sharing love with those around you. Most importantly the joy that is caused from laughter can ease fears, sadness and worry. Once again the book ends with a conversation with the reader about the power of imagination, and believing in one’s self.
I shared Magelica with my five year old niece and she immediately connected with main character and colorful illustrations. She loved both the storybooks, immediately tried out her fledgling reading skills, mostly she loved the idea that she could share a magic feather with her mother, older sister or auntie.
I recommend Magelica’s Voyage for children ages five and up. Older children will enjoy sharing the story with younger siblings and younger children will enjoy have the story read to them. All will come away better for have shared the story and its life lessons.
About the Author: Louise Courey Nadeau
Passionate about empowering and inspiring children around the world, Louise Courey Nadeau, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and mother of two girls and two boys created her first fairy tale Magelica’s Voyage, with the second book in the series, The Rescue, launched June 2015.
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