Magelica’s Voyage Book Series Review
As a mother of a daughter I’m always on the hunt for books that empower her and provide positive messages. I received this book for a review but my daughter and I fell in love with the green haired 12 year old girl with wings born from a sapphire egg. Magelica is named from the magic of her birth, and angelic for her face and wings. She doesn’t know where she comes from and begins in this book a quest of sorts to figure out who she is and where she comes from. On her adventure she will meet Odin (a purple warblegrif), a wizard and the Queen of Isle of Dreams. It is the advice that Magelica receives from the Queen that is positive and empowering. When Magelica asks her who she is, the queen responds with ‘You are who you make yourself.’ The key message of the story to believe in love and yourself. The illustrations are vibrant and bring to life this beautiful, magically story. You can order this book with an accompanying feather necklace which is a nice addition for any girl to wear and connect with Magelica. My daughter loves her feather necklace. In the back of the book you can also find tips on how to live a magical life.
Magelica’s Voyage: The Rescue
The second book in Magelica’s Voyage is just as magically and positive. In the first book we learn that the Queen’s son is lost. As the title indicates this book will be about a rescue. Magelica has a dream about where the prince can be found and heads back to the Isle of Dreams in the bathtub that becomes a galleon. We learn a little bit about the prince and his horse Goldy. Their boat capsized and they are stranded on an island. The prince stays motivated by repeating the positive message of ‘just keep going, everything will be ok.” The author focuses on the fact that the prince does not give in to his fear but maintains his courage and determination. These values are crucial when faced with negative setbacks in one’s life. To learn and discuss them with children through the use of a story and book are wonderful. It can open up so many conversational doors and connection with your child.
In order to save the prince Magelica will need to learn a few more things as well. She will learn about the power of laughter and how listening to heart can bring happiness not only to yourself but others as well. With the prince lost the people on the Isle of Dreams became worried, and sad but Magelica helps to restore hope and cheer. The book ends with the rescue and hope for Magelica to find more information about her parents and where she comes from. At the back of the book are more tips from the author to bring a little magic into your life. These are books that will remain in my daughter’s collection as Magelica is special to her and she loves the feather necklace that we got to review the books. We are looking forward to the next Magelica voyage.
*Disclosure: I received these books for free in order to facilitate this review. All the opinions are my own and of my daughter. I’m participating in the Book Blast Tour co-ordinated by Mother Daughter Book Reviews .
About the Books
Magelica’s Voyage, Book 1
Title: Magelica’s Voyage | 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, 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.
* Available in English / French / Spanish *
The Rescue, (Magelica’s Voyage, Book 2)
Title: The Rescue (Magelica’s Voyage, Book 2) | Author: Louise Courey Nadeau | Publication Date: May 27, 2015 | Publisher: Magelica Inc. | Pages: 48 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 10 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 *
The Buzz About the Books
“Magelica’s Voyage is an inspiring, magical tale of a world that I did not want to leave. The author’s imagination takes off with vivid magical characters transformed into
beautiful illustrations that your child will love… When you open this book you’ll instantly discover that magic is indeed in the air.” ~ 5 Star Review, StevieV, Amazon
“This is a wonderful, enchanting book! The story is so imaginative and the illustrations are beautiful! It is delightful to join Magelica on her adventure to the Isle of Dreams, and it is great to see such a positive, confident heroine.” ~ 5 Star Review, Laurie J., Amazon
“Magelica is easy to love; a child who accepts herself as she is but who questions the very world around her, is someone many children will be able to relate to. Give this wonderful story a try- you won’t be sorry you did.” ~ 5 Star Review, Shelley V., Amazon
“Magelica’s Voyage by Louise Courey Nadeau is a beautifully written enchanting tale filled with alluring adventure. The story is magnificently illustrated, from the winsome depiction of Magelica to the creative Isle of Dreams, the authors gifted imagination is prevalent on every page… I highly recommend picking up a copy..” ~ 5 Star Review, Stacie T., Amazon
“I recommend it to every kid between the age of 3 until 9 whether it is a girl or boy. The energy when reading it is indescribable. Both [books] are well made and I recommend it to every parent that cares about how their children should be raised!” ~ 5 Star Review, Hassan, Amazon
“The Rescue is a beautifully illustrated and beautifully written children’s story with an important message about being happy and staying positive, even in very difficult circumstances. Louise Courey Nadeau presents this gentle lesson in a light-hearted and brilliantly illustrated manner that draws in readers young and old.” ~ Bil Howard, Reader’s Favorite, 5 Star Review
“Magelica’s Voyage: The Rescue by Louise Courey Nadeau is a beautiful story that will teach kids valuable lessons pertaining to staying true to their heart.” ~ 5 Star Review, Jeff, Amazon
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