31 December 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Secrets of the Magic Ring by Karen McQuestion

My 8-year-old and I read this book on our Kindles separately. Much like Celia and the Fairies, we talked about it after we finished. There are very few books that I enjoy as much as my children so it’s always a special book when we are able to do that. To watch her little eyes light up while she tells me about her favorite parts of the book and to watch her try (and succeed) to talk her older brother into reading it too just warms this mom’s heart.

I will say that we did decide that we enjoyed Celia a little bit more. I think it was perhaps because we felt more connected to the main character a bit more. Having said that, this book can completely hold it’s own in that respect and I don’t know that it’s fair to compare the two (but hard not to!).

The story line is magical, fun and makes you smile. The characters are well-developed and the writing is so beautifully done that you can completely lose yourself in Paul’s world.

Highly recommended for children… and for the young at heart that are looking for just a little magic.

Description:
The eagerly anticipated sequel to Celia and the Fairies!

When nine-year-old Paul explores the hole dug for his backyard swimming pool, he discovers a box containing a ring–a ring that turns out to be magical. Moments later, a mysterious boy shows up demanding the ring; luckily, Paul’s trusty dog, Clem, scares him away. To keep the ring safe, Paul hides it in his pillow case, where, to his horror, it’s discovered by his mother, who loans it to his Aunt Vicky. Things get even stranger when Vicky, a nonswimmer, falls into the now finished pool and discovers that her greatest secret wish has been granted–she can swim! As the ring gets passed around and wishes are made, a wild series of talents and circumstances threaten to turn their lives upside down forever. But Jasmine, a fairy of the woods, has an idea–and if everyone cooperates, she just might be able to put an end to the shenanigans and return their lives to normal. Wildly original and full of vibrant, chaotic imagination, Secrets of the Magic Ring is proof of the old adage “Be careful what you wish for.”

Rating: ★★★★☆

Book count for 2011: 64

One Response to “Secrets of the Magic Ring by Karen McQuestion”

  1. Karen McQuestion 4 January 2012 at 3:37 pm Permalink

    Thanks so much for the lovely, thoughtful review! It put a smile on my face.


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