Delilah Dusticle: A Magical Fantasy Series for Children Ages 8-12 (The Delilah Dusticle Adventures Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00BOXRDDE
- Publisher : Nova Sky Books; 3rd edition (January 16, 2014)
- Publication date : January 16, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1382 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 79 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,993,488 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Delilah is very cute, in the beginning she has a wonderful outlook on like as a maid and is happy about everything, this was very refreshing. Later, when she is sad, she learns a lot about herself and what she is capable of and allows herself to make friends and find herself without the maids uniform. This all sounds pretty boring right?, well there are also talking portraits, suits of armor that talk and are ticklish, and a very grumpy sponge thrown in.
This was a cute start to a series, and it was also a novella, so very short. I think it left a lot of questions about Delilah's abilities thus the need to read book two. Which I intend to do.
I fell in love with Delilah Dusticle. Through her sadness you feel for her and want her find happiness again. Delilah's story can be relatable to many children or adults that have lost their shine and hope for happier days.
The only issue I had with Delilah Dusticle was that there was no illustrations which would have given the start of the book personality and also help with it not feeling that it was dragging.
Delilah Dusticle starts out as a children's book in need of illustrations but end up a short story for all ages as it teaches a wonderful life lesson. I look forward to the next book in the series Delilah Dusticle's Transylvanian Adventure.
Delilah has super powers! She can eradicate dust in the hardest to reach places... until she's fired. Then Delilah is sad and mopes around, until a chance meeting with her former employer's son's wife, Abi. Then things begin to look up again for Delilah.
Great characters, easy to read and entertaining with solid values to be learned in this story. The only suggestion is that I believe this book should be illustrated. It would really add another element to the story for the young ones. But, all in all, a great read!
Delilah was such a fun character. She is kind and magical. I really enjoyed how even though there is magic in the book, it’s not overly unrealistic. Since most of the story is realistic, this meshes well. It’s written in a way that still fuels the imagination without being all the story is about.
This story is about how depression can make you lose sight of who you are as a person. Also, how the talents that you have may not always be glamorous or the one’s you were hoping for. It’s always best to love oneself no matter what.
York did a great job with character explanations. Just the right amount of detail to catch a child’s attention. I felt like I knew all I needed to.
The pacing of the story is well done. No lulls and it consistently holds the readers attention. Perfect for it’s age group.
World building was great. I enjoyed how well the author wove magic into the real world. It was clever and fun.
The moral lesson to this story was great. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s a great book for younger children and preteens. As an adult I enjoyed it!
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Top reviews from other countries
I felt like there was the beginnings of a very fine story here, but that it needed more work before publishing. Either the characterisation and detail needed simplifying down to make it much more palatable for younger readers, or detail needed adding for slightly older readers. As it was, it fell between two stools and I found myself struggling to make the picture of the world the author was writing about. Some of the concepts the author deals with are quite sophisticated, particularly the emotional lives of the characters, but the language was often too simple and skated over rich seams that could have been developed. Either that or the whole story needed simplifying right down.
The time scale of the story was also rather uneven, and I felt like it could have done with more pacing. All the material is there, it just needed smoothing out a bit.
I love the premise of the story, and it will be interesting to see where the author goes with it next. Should it ever be made into a physical book I think illustrations would be invaluable, as the fantasy elements of the story are crying out for pictures.
Can't wait for the next book.