- File Size: 478 KB
- Print Length: 201 pages
- Publisher: BookFactory Press (January 1, 2013)
- Publication Date: January 1, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AVQ6XNG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#3,126,520 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #6786 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Action & Adventure > Fantasy & Magic
- #13446 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic > Sword & Sorcery
- #57565 in Books > Children's Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic
Maggie Quick Kindle Edition
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MAGGIE QUICK by Robert Rhode and Eleanor Stewart is a fantasy thriller for middle-grade readers about witches, wee folk, and the bonds of love between family and friends.
Maggie and William have been warned by their parents not to visit any strangers’ homes on Halloween, and they are wary when Winnie Millikin insists that they come up her steps to ask for treats from her. They have heard tales that she is a witch, but they have been taught to be polite, so they don’t want to offend her by refusing. As it turns out, Winnie has a connection to Maggie’s family. Fifty years earlier, Maggie’s Grandmother Quick and Great-Aunt Margaret were close friends with Winnie—as close as The Three Musketeers until a tragedy forced the trio to part. Now Winnie has been reading signs in tea leaves that the evil forces of Aed-Brutag, the Worm of Fire, are strengthening toward a showdown, and unbeknownst to Maggie, as the true descendant of the Coven of Brigid, she is in line to lead the battle against them.
Part of the charm of MAGGIE QUICK is that it seems to hearken back to a more innocent time when children gathered homemade popcorn balls and candy apples without worry on Beggar’s Night, and families would sit down together for meals and share their chores and their interests, even in magical gifts like “wafting.” Middle-grade readers will find themselves spellbound by this clever adventure thriller with its nine-year-old heroine, her curiosity, and her fears, and her attachment to the many four-legged characters: Ruby, Maggie’s beloved Boston terrier; Colleen, Winnie’s cat; and the family of squirrels whose conversations Maggie is amazed she understands.
MAGGIE QUICK takes the readers through a year of holidays while teaching about love, compassion, respect for others, and the act of forgiveness, with a particular lesson against playing with fire.
In its final pages, the pace of the action heightens to a suspenseful conclusion. This enchanting novel is well worth the read.
Set in an Irish-American village in the heartland, MAGGIE QUICK grabs your heart and keeps tugging. The ending rocks! Just buy it and you'll see.
I'm not sure what the other reviewer meant when she said it could be the next Twilight. The story of Maggie Quick isn't like that at all. Maggie Quick is a children's book that can be enjoyed by anyone, and is in no way a teenage drama. Perhaps it was meant as a compliment in regards to potential for that amount of popularity.
All in all, I can tell I'll be reading this book again and again through the years. I'd definitely recommend Maggie Quick!