"The Magic" features short chapters with attention-grabbing content focused on the young reader. This story reaches beyond traditional tools and cleverly weaves real-world scenarios with biology, mythology, and philosophy to establish nature as an ongoing teacher for everyday difficulties. Created to demonstrate ways of being versus a how-to guide, each book focuses on a particular virtue by way of an exemplary animal teacher. Through Paul's struggle and consequent connection with that virtue and animal, the reader is empowered to create their own connection to a virtue, nature, and self. The story's "factual fiction" structure makes it dynamic, appealing to children of all ages, parents, and educators. The adventure is followed by a scientific summary of each animal highlighted in the storyline, as well as questions and points of conversation included for book clubs.
Whether for the recreational reader, parent, or teacher, "The Magic" is a truly holistic piece of fiction that promises to be an entertaining and educational experience.