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Patty Gayle and the Legend of Kingsley (The Kingsley Adventures Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Patty goes on to visit the magical kingdom of Kingsley, where she is able to save the people from an evil wizard. Now I tend to like magical and amazing things in a story, the stranger the better, so all this was delightful as far as I was concerned. I especially liked the poker-playing dolphins and the mermaids.
I did think the story ended a bit too quckly after the climax; I would have liked a little more information about what happened to everyone. Also, readers who did read the product description and who were expecting a magical adventure may be a little confused at first by the long build-up period before the magic actually appears. But on the whole, those were minor issues.
I think this story would be most suitable for middle-graders, maybe especially for girls of that age. It reminded me of a bedtime story in places, but that only enhanced the fairytale aspect, I think.
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The world of Kingsley Lake, Florida, is described in enough detail for the reader to be able to imagine it without being distracted from the tale. The pacing is good, keeping the story moving forward while giving a picture of Patty's life and circumstances. For those of us who were born and grew up in that era, the small details recall life in the South and the nostalgia of childhood.
The section set in the realm of Kingsley is also well done. There's enough information to be able to picture the place, its residents and perils, but not so much that you want to skip paragraphs.
One detail I found interesting was the frequent mention of God and how faith in Him would carry Patty through the trials she would face in her quest to save Kingsley. It wasn't Patty saying this; it was the creatures that populated Kingsley. The fairies, mermaids and talking animals all urged her to lean on her faith when facing her enemy and his magic-based trickery. Such straightforward references to God are refreshing and unusual in fantasy, even when it's written by a Christian.
All in all, I found Patty Gayle to be a book that appeals to readers of all ages. Anyone old enough to read a chapter book will find something in this tale to intrigue and delight them.
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In his book The Magician's Nephew, CS Lewis describes a sort of world between worlds where someone might travel from our world to Narnia or to any of a great number of alternate... Read morePublished 18 months ago by cactrot
What a wonderful story for the young reader who enjoys a good mystery! For that matter, great for all ages! Read morePublished 19 months ago by GramiJeaux
A good friend of mine sent me the link for this great book when it was made available to purchase on Amazon, since we both grew up going to Kingsley Lake, which is the fabulous... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Vickie Berryhill
First let me say this book is masterfully narrated. I love it when an audio book sounds this good. Second the story is a wonderfully done adventure that swept me away with a... Read morePublished on January 29, 2014 by Jenny
This was an excellent book! A good reminder about the power of faith. Wonderful story which I didn't want to put down once I began readingPublished on December 8, 2013 by reader
My boys and I listened to the audiobook of Patty Gayle and the Legend of Kingsley, and we all really enjoyed it. Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by A. Reader
[The following review was written by my 15 year old daughter who read the book and wrote the review]
I found this a rather fascinating story, and I enjoyed the storyline... Read more
First off, I'll admit that I was surprised at how into this book I got. Patty Gayle and the Legend of Kingsley is a light fantasy novel that's targeted for kids, and yet here I am... Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Rebecca Quarles
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Hi! I apologize that I didn't see this sooner! I had no idea this discussion was started. Please forgive me. Depending on their reading level, it's recommended for ages 10+. It's also recently been released in audio format. Again, I apologize for the delay. I wish Amazon would alert me when... Read More
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