"If you like a coming-of-age story with fantastical, vivid settings and beautiful imagery then this is a for sure buy. I plan on having this book in my home library for years to come." --Yellow (Anonymous Amazon Customer)
"Wow--what a fun read! I have read countless novels with interesting characters set in interesting worlds, but this novel stands out among the rest." --Red (Charlie Mulligan, Jr. High Schoolteacher, Amazon review)
"Fantasy books are sometimes hard to digest. This is not the case with The Magician's Workshop. This is a page turner that can easily be read by tweens, young adults, and every grownup who still has a child inside them longing for some magic." --Blue (Georgia, Chill And Read Book Reviews)
"The world of The Magician's Workshop grows out of the magic itself and it shows. I would absolutely recommend this book to any magic loving fantasy fan." --Green (Mari, Goodreads Reviewer)
"This book is riveting; it got my attention from the first few pages and I couldn't let it go." --Indigo (Richard Fehr, Amazon review)
"Trust me, The Magician's Workshop is a magnetic and fantastical read that will have even the most reluctant of readers hurrying to read "just one more page," before bed, school, or whatever! Created for children of all ages, prepare for a book that will have you smiling, wanting to try your own magic, and trying to exercise patience waiting for the next book in the series." --Orange (Dii, Tome Tender Book Blog)
"If young adult magical fantasy is your thing, then The Magician's Workshop is a must read." --Violet (Claire Lee, A Thousand Lives blog)
About the Author
The first glimmering Chris Hansen had that there was far more to reality than he had ever imagined occurred six days after his ninth birthday. "Christopher!" cried a wise, old sage. "Life is full of deep magic. Miraculous things happen all around us." Chris looked around him and asked, "Where? I don't see anything spectacular." The man held out a pair of glasses. "Here, put these on." The boy placed them over his eyes and--"Whoa!" He was gobsmacked by the Wonder he saw. But it lasted only a moment. The man vanished in a flash of starlight and the lenses melted and trickled down his cheeks. Then a message was sung into his ear, "Go and seek what you have seen." Full of expectation and childlike optimism, Chris set out. To his great joy, this quest has led him to discover many more glimmerings of this miraculous Wonder, often in the most unexpected of places.
When J.R. Fehr popped out of the womb, he knew there was more to the world than the four boring hospital walls that he was seeing. "Zango!" his newborn mind exclaimed as he saw people appear and disappear through a mysterious portal in the wall. As a child, he continued to find life whoa-tazzling. But as he grew older, the cold water of reality hit him, and the magic he once knew vanished. After spending some wet and shivering years lost in a joyless marshland, he once again began to see magic in the world. He writes because the Wonder of true life is far grander than anything he ever thought possible.