The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox is for ages 9-13 but it will also appeal to younger children if they are advanced readers or older fans of adventure and fantasy novels. Kristina Kinglsey is the heroine in the book and like most 12-year olds feels picked on and unappreciated by her peers. But thanks to an understanding teacher and a unique Christmas gift she is sent on an adventure where she learns a lot about herself and just what she is capable of.
Kristina finds herself in Bernovem, a land populated by fairies, gnomes, dwarfs, and animals that talk. With the help of Prince Werrien, her pet rat Raymond, the fairies Clover and Looper, and the raven Roage who isn't quite who she she thought he was, and some other friends she meets on the way, Kristina must save Bernovem from Queen Sentiz and her evil cohorts, the zelbocks. Her job as the chosen one is to make sure her gift, "the Magic Warble" is placed in its true home.
She must travel to save her new friends, face the scary zelbocks and the evil Queen Sentiz who are intent on keeping her from taking the Magic Warble to its true home, climb a dangerous mountain, and face the betrayal of someone she thought was an ally. Kristina learns just how strong she can be and just how large her heart is. She learns it takes courage to do what you think is right even though what you face may be scary.
Once your child starts reading, they'll have a hard time putting this book down as they get drawn into the adventure Kristina finds herself on especially as she finds things are not always as they appear. Simple drawings appear throughout the book helping younger readers envision the world of Bernovem. Kristina is a heroine that has qualities that many children can recognize in themselves and they'll find themselves immersed in her adventure experiencing it along with her.
Interested in reading this book for yourself or getting a copy for a young reader?
Victoria Simcox has offered one autographed copy of The Magic Warble to a lucky TPMG reader.
Can't wait to read it? You can also purchase a copy at Amazon for $13.22.
Interested in learning more about the book and Victoria Simcox? Visit her blog.
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