Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Magical Mea

Last year I posted a review of Magical Matthew by Penelope Anne Cole. A sequel to that book has just been released. The title is Magical Mea and it's about Matthew's little sister who got magical powers when he lost his.

Unlike her older brother, Mea is sort of a brat. She uses her magic to get attention and thinks it's funny to fool people and make them upset.

If Mea were the only character in the book kids wouldn't want to read it, but the plot shows her brother and his friend Lily trying to stop Mea from causing trouble.

Since Mea is magical and they aren't, that's not an easy thing to do.

But Mea gets into a situation where her help is needed. Will she finally discover the joy of using her powers for good?

One thing I especially appreciate about this book is the way Lily is portrayed as an ordinary girl in spite of the fact that she uses a wheelchair.

Magical Mea will be a good book for kids experiencing sibling rivalry. While not everyone has a younger sister or brother with magical powers, lots of older brothers and sisters can identify with Matthew's efforts to stop his little sister from causing problems. And they'll find the ending reassuring.

Of course kids without little brothers or sisters will also enjoy the book just because it's fun.


Susan Hornbach said...

Great review Jan! I think The Magical Series will be a hit with the little ones. Thanks for sharing with us.

Nancy Stewart said...

Terrific review, Jan. This looks like such a darling book. All best wishes to you both!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Susan and Nancy, I appreciate your comments.

Penelope Anne Cole said...

Thanks, Jan for your lovely review. Thanks to all the GAP Angels who support us!

Janet Ann Collins said...

You're welcome, Penny.