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Magic Islands by Irene Edwards

‘When a magical wish on a Conch shell whisks Stefan and Megan away from their Welsh coastline beach to the Magic Islands, the children feel lost and are quite unsure of their new environment. They have become marooned. Stefan and Megan follow two witches, Mogul and Drot to Wish-What Castle. They meet Nester the Jester, his strange pet – a dragon named Vanhalen, Ambrosious, the Wizard of the magical Enchanted Forest, Eglador, their guide, the Aliens of the Heavens known as the Purple Wizards, Gorad the teacher, and the Valendor Elves.

Trouble strikes the island when the witches arrive and when the Purple Wizards become shipwrecked on the islands’ coastal beach. The Magic Islands become overpowered by wicked magical powers and mischief which the children witness and they are asked to solve the islands problems, capture the wizards and return the islands to peace.

5 Star Review: Magical Read For Children 8-12 Years!

Prologue: ‘Magic Islands’ (Book One):Somewhere along the coast of Wales, there once existed a small group of islands.  They were mysterious islands, often believed to be magical islands. Some were mountainous and craggy, others only undulated from high to low levels, from hillside to valley.

…..The islands had few visitors, for the journeys across the seas to these islands were often treacherous, the seas around them being moody and the pathways unclear.

…..It is said many ships had vanished in the rough waters and never returned home to Wales. When ships returned homewards, their sailors refrained from venturing again to the islands for they feared the mighty waves and great anger of the choppy seas.

…..Ancient mariners often returned telling mystical and magical tales of having spied from a distance a curious clan of magical dwellers on the islands.

…..But there was never any proof of such tales.

…..As time went by the islands faded and vanished and the tales of the magical islands were soon forgotten, seemingly forever…”

Forgotten until now! Author Irene Edward unlocks the mysteries of these fictitious Islands.

Let me quote from Part 11-‘A Call for Help’:

…..“Come on, Megan, let’s become invisible.”

…..“This Magical Enchanted Forest is the strangest of places,” Megan glanced through the trees as she spoke. Hundreds of cuckoos called out their cuckoo songs tunefully. The woodpeckers were hammering at branches with their sharp beaks.”

…..”Rata-tat! Rata-tat! Rata-tat!”

…..Above the children’s heads, hawks and eagles squawked eerily. But although the forest was oddly noisy, the children became alarmed by the trees, for they were not standing still and rooted, but were moving around in the forest, hovering and swaying, pushing and shoving, falling or rushing around in all directions.”

…..“It would help us if the trees stayed in one place,” Stefan said nervously.  “How on earth can we keep away from the paths, when the paths keep moving around everywhere?”

My Thoughts: This is a fun read, where character Stefan and Megan make a wish on a Conch shell found on the Welsh coastline. Transported to the ‘Magic Islands’ by their wish, the story-line and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations come to life on the pages.

Never a dull moment as wizards, witches, elves, dragons, castles, and a magical enchanted forest fills the readers imagination.

Children eight to twelve will enjoy reading with an adult or alone. This book will make a great gift, bed-time story, library book, or a summer reading adventure.

The author’s desire to educate children and adults about the preservation of our planet shines through in her books. Irene provides educational guides, free worksheets for classroom and group discussions. (https://cgofwales.co.uk)

Reviewed by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Paperback: 206 Pages
Publisher: Cambria Books; Illustrated edition (1 Nov. 2019)
Language: English
Robert Brown (Illustrator), Tony Paultyn (Illustrator)
Genre: Children’s Narrative Fantasy/Adventure 8-12 Years
Genre: Children’s Eco-Fiction

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Islands-Irene-Edwards/dp/1916161944/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Islands-Irene-Edwards-ebook/dp/B07ZRYY8LX/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Chaos In The Cosmos: A Magic Islands Story (2) by Irene Edwards

In ‘Chaos in the Cosmos’ the fun and games of the wicked Purple Wizards’ tricks and their wrong doings are taken too far, resulting in an urgency to save Planet Earth from disaster before time runs out for the planet.

The story illustrates the way nature can hit out when not heeded or respected, and it shows the impact climate change can have on our planet in extreme temperatures.

It sets the scene for young readers to learn and understand the effects of a warmer chaotic world, and aims at promoting such concepts through storytelling and adventure, thus exposing some of the global issues surrounding planetary warming, as narrated and visualized through the eyes of magic and fantasy.

There are obvious links to the first book in the series ‘Magic Islands’, and in this second book we meet again many of our familiar characters.

5 Star Review: Fun, Educational Action Adventure for Kids 8-12!

‘Chaos In The Cosmos’ (Magic Island Story) is book two in the ‘Magic Island’ series. In this wonderful learning adventure, Author Irene Edwards uses the fun and games of the Purple Wizard to bring children back to the ‘Magic Islands’. As we learned in book one ‘Magic Island’, somewhere along the coast of Wales, there once existed a small group of islands. They were mysterious islands, often believed to be magical islands.

Your child will enjoy the familiar characters Stefan and Megan, if he or she has read ‘Magic Islands’. Some of the chapter titles include ‘Hook Eyed Monsters’, ‘The Spacecraft’, ‘Landing on Mars’, ‘Morning on the Red Planet’, ‘Volcano Olympus Mons’, ‘Let’s Explore the Underworld’, ‘Domadron and the Cyclops’, ‘The Golden Puddle’, ‘Merlin’s Cave’, ‘The Red Wizards’ Tower’, ‘A Hiding Place’, and ‘Believe It or Not’ to name a few.

The Story Begins: ”The story begins when the “Magic” happens, and the Purple Wizards are sent spinning from the Magic Islands to the Red Planet, Mars, where they experience a Space adventure on the mystic planet and its hidden Underworld.

…..In order to escape from the Underworld and from Planet Mars, Izzy Odorous and his gang of Purple Wizards are faced with having to regain their own powerful magical strengths. With newly regained powers, they mischievously venture out on a magical mystery tour and later threaten danger to the well-being of the entire Planet Earth.

…..Scratchit is the much feared, adorable, baby Hook-Eyed Cyclops Monster, who creates havoc by way of his very own busy magical mischief, as he whisks the children, Stefan and Megan, on a terrifying journey to the Magic Islands.

…..But when the children are confronted with the impending perils of global warming, they are also faced with having to help the magical inhabitants of the Magic Islands in  their fight for survival during a rapidly changing climatic crisis.

Let me bring you into the story here:

…..“Cheer up,  Megan.  Let’s get away from these sand dunes and shelter somewhere cool, such as the caves,” Stefan said briskly.

…..How could she feel cheerful? She stood up and trailed after Stefan as he headed for the caves at the Land of Rocks.

…..“Do you think the caves will be a safe place for us?” Megan frowned. “They can’t be. Some of the rocks on the coast are tumbling into the sea?”

…..“Perhaps they may be safe enough, but I’m not really sure. At least the caves will offer shelter from the sun.  I feel so cross with Scratchit today.  The silly little Cyclops has brought us here and dumped us on these islands,” Stefan mumbled in annoyance.

…..“But, I’m seriously worried,  Stefan.” Megan sighed in despair, “What if…we really are alone on these Magic Islands, and there is no one here, to help magic us back to Wales? What if…there is no food for us to eat… or fresh water to drink, and we dehydrate?

…..What if…the Magic Islands flood over?

…..What if…?”

My Thoughts: Author Irene Edwards teaches children about planet earth and the cosmos in this fun, adventurous, action-adventure, using words and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations.

Children eight to twelve will enjoy reading with an adult or alone. This book will make a great gift, bed-time story, library book, or a summer reading adventure.

The author’s desire to educate children and adults about the preservation of our planet shines through in her books. Irene provides educational guides, free worksheets for classroom and group discussions. (https://cgofwales.co.uk)

Reviewed by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Paperback: 276 Pages
Publisher: Cambria Books; Illustrated edition (5 Oct. 2020)
Language: English
Tony Paultyn (Illustrator)
Genre: Children’s Narrative Fantasy/Adventure 8-12 Years
Genre: Children’s Eco-Fiction

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chaos-Cosmos-Magic-Islands-Story/dp/1838075216/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chaos-Cosmos-Magic-Islands-story-ebook/dp/B08JVMQJWG/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Biography: Hello. Welcome!Thank you for calling by.I’m Irene Edwards, author of the Magic Islands series, for 8-12 years. The published books in the series are Book One… ‘Magic Islands’ and Book Two… ‘Chaos in the Cosmos.’ Both books are referenced for KS2 school curriculum materials, English Schools, for use within classrooms. These books are fantasy fiction, telling of children who are magically taken to magical islands where they meet witches, wizards, dragons, and other types of strange magical beings. There are many themes #magic #fantasy #ecofiction #morals #manners #recycling #Global Warming #Mars #Space #problem solving #enviromental. I hope you enjoy the books.

The author’s desire to educate children and adults about the preservation of our planet shines through in her books. Irene provides educational guides, free worksheets for classroom and group discussions. (https://cgofwales.co.uk)

Amazon Author’s Page:
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Professional Website:
https://cgofwales.co.uk

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