Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Preview: The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox

bookcover 

(for book website click on the cover picture above)

Book Stats from Amazon:

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Two Harbors Press (January 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935097172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935097174
  • Genre: Children’s Fantasy 

    Editorial Review:

    Dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and an evil queen all these and more can be found in The Magic Warble, an enchanting tale of adventure and friendship.

    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.

    Author Info:

    author 

  • Victoria, known as Vicki, was born in 1966, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She has one older sister, Jeannette. When Vicki was 7, she moved with her family to British Columbia. In her early twenties Vicki moved to Western Washington and now resides in Marysville WA. She has been married to her husband Russ, for nineteen years and they have three children; Toby, who is fifteen, Kristina, thirteen, and William, eight. She has home schooled her children for the past nine years, and she also teaches elementary school art. Vicki’s other family members are, a Chihuahua, named Pipsy, two cats, Frodo, and Fritz, and two parakeets, Charlie, and Paulie. She did have a pet rat named Raymond when she started writing The Magic Warble, but sad to say, he has since passed away of old age. Vicki enjoys writing, painting watercolors, watching movies, hanging out with her family, and chauffeuring her kids around to their many activities. Her favorite author is C.S. Lewis, and one of her fondest memories is when she was twelve. She would sit at the kitchen table and read The Chronicles of Narnia to her mother while she cooked dinner. These magical stories were very dear to Vicki and she remembers wishing, If only I could go to Narnia like Lucy and Susan. Vicki hopes that maybe, she can touch someone with her story in a similar way.

    Access the book’s website here, the author’s blog, her Goodreads account, and an author interview here.

    The books for review and give away where sent by the author to Layers of Thought through Pump up your Book Tours. Thank you Victoria and Dorothy!

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    Amazon purchasing links are as follows US/UK/Canada and for The Book Depository in Euros.

    Stay tuned review and giveaway coming December 10!

    6 comments:

    Alexia561 said...

    Sounds like a cute book! I love books like this, and have added it to my wishlist. Can't go wrong with talking animals and fairies! :)

    Stop by my blog
    when you have a chance, as I have a little something for you.

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Alexia -
    I hope your staying off your leg. :)
    There will be a giveaway for it soon - keep posted!

    Maria said...

    I love the cover! It sounds really good.

    http://fantasysink.blogspot.com/

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Maria -
    Yes I liked it too, and as for the story so far so good!
    Give away for it coming soon. :)

    Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

    I enjoyed this one too - a great read!

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Sheila -
    I've just started it and it looks promising. I am pleased that you enjoyed it. :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

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