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  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure / General
  • Age Range (years):6 - 8
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Magic
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:98
  • eBook ISBN:9781667840666
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667840659

The Magic


by JA Gandulla

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The Magic continues... It's been quiet. Paul hasn't seen or heard from the Fae for several months, since his recent winged quest. His worry rock, no matter how often he tries, sits silent. Deep down, Paul fears the adventure is over. Nevertheless, when he finds himself tasked with a summer project outside his comfort zone, Paul reaches for his comforting worry rock and realizes things are not what they seem. Without warning, Paul finds himself in unfamiliar waters, charged with discovering not only what The Stone wants but who else The Stone is awakening. Suddenly, Paul's lazy summer is left behind and he realizes the adventure is just beginning. Before he knows it, Paul finds himself on another adventure...immersed.
The Magic takes its readers on an unforgettable adventure and chronicles the story of a young boy named Paul, who lives in a small town in Montana. When Paul makes some unfortunate decisions and casually uses his "worry rock" for comfort, he awakens an ancient magic. After the rock's creator appears with a warning and guidance, Paul finds himself racing against the clock. For Paul to succeed he must learn what The Stone wants in the most unique of ways, all while he is enmeshed in the wilderness. ​ Building upon each adventure, the series follows the emergence of an ancient fairy clan that created the worry rock. As Paul overcomes each worry, more of this cursed clan is freed. However, revenge against the other fairies threatens, ultimately leaving Paul to put all he has discovered to use in order to save everyone. ​ The Magic features short chapters with attention-grabbing content focused on the young reader. Reaching beyond traditional tools, cleverly weaving 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, as well as 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.
About the author
Author, philosopher, natural wellness educator, and outdoor enthusiast, Julie lives in her home state of Montana with her son, daughter, and two dogs. She lives within arms-reach of the Absarokas, Bridgers, Crazies, Gallatin, Madison, and Tobacco Root Mountain ranges. She owns and operates reWild, where she works with individuals and groups on reconnecting to body, mind, and spirit as a path to whole person wellness. Inspired by her passion for the wilderness and natural living, as well as her greatest teachers...her son Aidan and daughter Fallon, Julie created The Magic. The Magic book series reaches beyond traditional tools, cleverly weaving real-world scenarios with biology, mythology, and philosophy, to establish nature as an intrinsic teacher.

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