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Jorie and the Magic Stones Paperback – December 26, 2014
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About the Author
A.H. Richardson is a treasured storyteller, whose unlimited imagination conjures up challenging and unforgettable characters, both good and evil, that dare children everywhere to delve into their own imaginations and learn to rely on courage and bravery to win the day. Born in England (yes, there are dragons there too), the author has always loved tales of flying and mythical magical creatures. She once tried to pin wings on her pony, quite sure that he could then fly! She is the daughter of the famous composer, Clive Richardson, who always encouraged her to write, even as a small child. She paints and sculpts, plays guitar, is a linguist, acted in films and on stage, and has trained dressage competitors. She is the proud mother of three grown sons and grandmother to three active, loving grandchildren. At present, she keeps a horse named Amaretto and writes her fabulous fantasies from her adopted home in Tennessee near the picturesque Smoky Mountains. It is there that she writes happily about the indomitable Jorie and her adventures.
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I could not but continue reading the development and unfolding of this creative and magical story with its strong and unusual characters and its very descriptive writing.
This beautifully written book of adventure and mysterious powers, with its mostly delightful inhabitants and where good eventually triumphs over evil, will enchant the reader as it did me.
Jorie and the Magic Stones is a fun story that will be a good edition for young readers. This isn’t one that everyone will love, but for those that enjoy fantasy novels, this is going to be one to add to their list. I liked the characters, especially the kids, they had spunk. I had a few points that I got confused on, but it was probably because I was reading The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia), at the same time and there are several similarities between the two books. The target audience of young readers will enjoy the short chapters and fun characters. The travel between worlds made me feel like I was in the story and couldn’t wait to see what they would find. I recommend this book to young readers looking for adventure in an entertaining story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.
Rufus lives with his eccentric Grandfather on the property next door. Being the only children close by Jorie and Rufus soon become firm friends.
After finding a book of dragons and magic hidden under the floorboards Jorie soon learns that she is the “child with the hair of fire” that must find the magic stones and save Cabrynthius.
Perfectly written for the target audience of 6 – 12 years with descriptive, straightforward writing, short chapters and a few unusual words thrown in to extend a child’s vocabulary.
The two children make a great pairing with Jorie as the believer, adventurer and a risk taker. Rufus is the logical one, the sceptic, more cautious but comes through and shows true bravery when needed.
The children will encounter both good and evil in their venture and there is danger aplenty. There is a lot to learn about friendship and loyalty, problem solving and decision making. I loved Jorie’s resilience – Rufus calls her a witch and Jorie just laughs it off saying that’s just silly.
The ending gave me a giggle, wrapping book one up well but also leaving an opening for the next adventure.
A delightful story and highly recommended.
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