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Save Magic City Paperback – December 15, 2010
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Save Magic City is a book that reflects the adverse effects of capitalism and privatisation on our lives from the eyes of children and a stranger to our time. It reflects how easily an entire town can be devastated, if the main employing firm decides to quit the town and how utterly depended we are on that one corporation. All this has been weaved together with magical elements to make a unique story. In Save Magic City, we see the struggles of the people who are reeling under unemployment and bank foreclosures. Like we tend to do in our times of trouble, Leona too wishes for a miracle to save her town and her miracle comes in the form of Edmund. With him comes the magic. Something else that I liked about this book is the active role the children play in trying to save their city.Read more ›
Leona, a young woman who leaves with her adopted son, can see no way to get out of this situation and hopes her prayers for help will be heard in a higher instance than the earthly one. However, when she finds Edmund and discovers he might be able to do magic, she is afraid of the aftereffects.
Internet is a source of magic power for Edmund who cannot accept Leona's statement that magic does not exist. What better proof than the children themselves?
Leo, Leona's son, has accepted Edmund "as-is" and is thirsty to learn from him. Squirrel is ready to let everybody know of her talent to hear everyone's mind voice, and is grateful for Edmund's advent. Without the magician among them, her talent would have labeled her as weird. And Raccoon is a computer wizard -- a magician in his own power. Yet, they are still only kids and need help from the grown-ups around them.
I found it good reading.