The Magic Leaf Kindle Edition
|Age Level: 5 - 8||Grade Level: K - 3|
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The setting is nice, and the illustrations have a lot of personality!
The story seems a little short to me, though - I think just a little more character development would have been nice because the book ends just as it starts picking up momentum. Perhaps there will be more adventures with this protagonist in the future?
But the main point is clear, and the positive lesson is a nice break from other morality tales that tend to make kids feel uncomfortable and guilty.
Marco & Carlo loved climbing the mountains that were close by.
Marco pulled out of his pocket a magic leaf & showed it to his friend.
There was a feast at St. Anthony’s. Fireworks & a parade also.
What does it take to have & keep a true friendship?
A big shout out to Tina Durocher (Illustrator).
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.
A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written children’s book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great children’s movie, animated cartoon, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars.
Thank you for the free author; M.F. Publishing; Amazon Digital Services LLC; book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
Review by: 12 year old Jamie
Wow what a beautiful children's story.
In fact I really didn't want it to end!!
I loved how Mary set the tone of the town I believed I was right there.
I could visualise Carlo struggling up this steep hill everyday.
Marco and Carlo are best of friends and they really look out for one and other.
What I loved was how Marco see how much Carlo was struggling everyday to go up and down the steap hill.
This one particular day Marco decides to join Carlo on hes journey up the hill.
Marco decides that he is going to help he's best friend and invents the Magical Leaf.
He tells Carlo that the leaf will help he's journey become shorter.
Mary had me believing this leaf was magical too.
The friendship between Carlo and Marco was beautiful, the way they laughed and joked about the festival was a perfect way to pass the time away.
Before they know it they are up the hill.
But the final paragraph....The road had seemed shorter and Carlo's load seemed lighter because he walked with a friend.
Was the perfect way to sum up friendship.
Supporting each other makes light of the journey ahead.
The Magic Leaf is beautifully illustrated.
I truly believe this book has much more to give and could be adapted to a children's series of books.
Overall Mary gets her message across to the readers that everything is easier when you have friends to help.
Be kind and thoughtful.
I received this book from Mary herself in exchange for an honest review.
Highly recommend for ages 6-10 year olds. Makes a perfect read for bedtime, read alone or in a group.
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