Sunday, October 18, 2015

Magelica's Voyage and The Rescue by Louise Courey Nadeau- Books 1 and 2 Review




Book 1

Title: Magelica’s Voyage
Author: Louise Courey Nadeau 
Publication Date: June 1, 2013 
Publisher: Magelica Inc. 
Pages: 48 
Recommended Ages: 5 to 10


About the Book 

Who ever heard of a girl being hatched from an egg the colour of sapphires? Magelica doesn’t know where she came from or who she really is. But when she’s transported to the Isle of Dreams in a flying bathtub, she launches into an adventure of discovery, and learns that wonderful things can happen when she uses her imagination, believes, opens her heart and trusts in love. Come fly with her and discover for yourself the power of imagination, gratitude, believing in yourself, and love! In this special first voyage, fantasy, adventure, magical illustrations, empowering messages, and a wonderful cast of enchanting characters come together as Magelica takes young girls and the special people in their lives on a fun, inspiring voyage about making your life magical.

My Review

As soon as my daughter laid her eyes on the perfectly put together package we received from the author, she instantly stole both books one and two. (We were thrilled to be sent both books one and two from the author and some great book swag to go with the books from the author!) In fact, I had to go searching through her room in order for me to write the review for these books. Magelica's Voyage sings to an adventurous young girls heart with vibrant illustrations on every page, bringing the story to life. The book is a little over 40 pages, which kept my daughter's attention and let her finish the book in one sitting. The brevity of the book is a great feature for parents looking to find books for reluctant readers.

While I, with my jaded adult heart, found some of the story line of there being whole village on top of a turtle hard to believe, my daughter completely embraced it. This is exactly why I love getting my daughters' perspectives on books. Children are able to envision the magic and wonder, whereas an adult reviewer may not connect with the make believe. My daughter's favorite parts of the book focused on the necklace in the story. She was thrilled when the wizard found her missing necklace, and my daughter connected with Magelica when the hero of the story gave one of the feather charms from her necklace to the Queen in order to bring her back to the magical Isle of Dreams. She loved the idea of an object reminding you of another place and thinking about that place while holding the object bringing you to that place.

What really made this book shine for my daughter, I believe, is the quality of the book as a whole. It is printed on high quality glossy pages. There are bright and colorful illustrations covering each page. And the chapters are short, making them easy to comprehend. What a great series to read as your child transitions from picture books to chapter books. 

Book 2


Title: The Rescue (Magelica’s Voyage, Book 2)
Author: Louise Courey Nadeau 
Publication Date: May 27, 2015 
Publisher: Magelica Inc. 
Pages: 48 
Recommended Ages: 5 to 10


About the Book

 When Magelica dreams of the prince lost on a deserted island, she realizes that it could lead to his rescue. She returns to the Isle of Dreams to tell Queen Raya what she knows. Can they save Prince Will before it’s too late? Will the power of laughter and love be enough?

My Review

In the second book in the series of Magelica's Voyage, the reader follows Magelica as she heads back to the Isle of Dreams to help rescue Prince William. Magelica learns to listen to her heart and be brave. My daughter started reading this second book as soon as she finished book one. When reflecting on what she liked the most about this book, she firmly stated that she loved all the adventures. This fairy tale certainly bring a fresh twist to magic and wonder. The message is positive for young girls to read that they can be strong and make a difference in the world. Make sure if you purchase the first book, to order this one at the same time. 

About the Author



Passionate about empowering and inspiring children around the world, Louise Courey Nadeau, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and mother of two girls and two boys created her first fairy tale Magelica’s Voyage, with the second book in the series, The Rescue, launched June 2015.

“Through life’s trials and tribulations, I always believed I could. With the Magelica book series my goal is to take young girls and their parents and teachers on empowering adventures and to inspire and encourage them to believe that they are amazing just the way they are, and to discover the power of love, positivity, and believing in themselves.

Magelica’s Voyage is inspired by my life, my family, and the special people and places I love”, says Courey Nadeau. “All of the characters in the story, including Magelica are reflections of the person I am- the wacky part, the funny part, the philosopher, the teacher, the caretaker, the chosen mom, the giver, and of course the dreamer. What would Magelica do, I often ask, and I get the answer. When you fly with Magelica, the possibilities are endless and there is magic all around.”

To read her blogs and learn more about Louise Courey Nadeau please visit Magelica’s Voyage website at Magelica.com. You can also follow Magelica on FB, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.



FTC Required Disclosures:
 *I received a review copy from the author free of charge. All opinions expressed in this review represent my honest opinions about the book.





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  2. I already read this book.the book has pretty information. i love that.

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