EBOOK or KINDLE The Root of Magic
Ugh especially when you re also faced with a health crisis in your family and the resulting strains on relationships Willow s younger brother Wisp has a rare mysterious illness that affects his ability to eat and also makes him weak and tired much of the time Willow s mom is consumed with worry as she seeks out a cure from health care professionals nutritionists and any other promising sourceWhen an unexpected New England winter storm leaves the three of them stranded in Kismet Maine with only the clothes they The true magic of life lies in those days that are not yet nown There is power in choice but how does it relate to fate A fun thought to discuss This short middle grade fiction has a creative storyline magic intrigue a strong protagonist familysibling relationship and topics that are hard but Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue kids can relate to Willow s brother Wisp is sick and the doctors can t solve it The impact his sickness has on his friendships sibling relationship and on his parents is well written This book would make a great bibliotherapy book forids with a sick sibling To be honest the story for an adult is a bit predictable but I actually didn t mind the predictability bc there was enough intrigue I doubt many ids will be able to predict the storyline Rating 45 starsBest For 9 12 years old 3rd through 6th grade girls of Pages 212Clean Read Yes Worth a Check Out Yes Buy It or Not Maybe If you re looking for a great story to read with your children or class Read Aloud Yes It could be a great read aloud for 3rd 6th grade The chapters are shorter but the intrigue is there There would be a lot of things you could discuss and talk about With a girl as a main character boys won t pick this book up themselves However I think they d enjoy the storySome favorite uotes Anger and sorrow fill her like baking soda and vinegar thrown together in a glass and about to fizz over Willow doesn t now what to do about these feelings pg 19Battles are usually unexpected And I don t like being unprepared pg30Nobody promised you fair when you came into this world girl Cora says And nobody promised you fair on how or when you go out The best you can do is to be prepared pg50view spoilerThe lake waters of Kismet Maine may or may not be magical but this night has been filled with magic for her pg97 hide spoiler I received a free review copy from the publisher All opinions are my ownTHE ROOT OF MAGIC is an interesting middle grade book about fate free will and family The writing was well done and I was engaged enough to Ask the Past keep reading I wanted to discover the source of the magic in the mysterious town of KismetWhile I enjoyed the book thematically I cannot recommend it to young readers Here s why there are basically two mean girl characters in this book One is described as girl next door what does that mean to you To most readers it will mean white and probably blondeThe other is described as exotic what does that mean to you The exotic character is later revealed to b This fantastically creative coming of age story is snowy full of magic and intrigue and dives into the power of choice over fate It s the perfect read for upper elementary school and middle schoolids Megan. E in the most unexpected way Willow soon discovers that the town isn't just unusual it's magical and the truth is exciting that she ever imaginedWill Willow find that this could be the secret to saving her family or discover that the root of magic could lead them to something greater.
Kathleen Benner Duble à 7 review
EBOOK or KINDLE The Root of Magic
Kidlitexchange partnerThank you to the Riding Class (Saddle Club, kidlitexchange network and the publisher for the advance copy of The Root of Magic by Kathleen Benner Duble This book was released on June 11 2019 Two years ago things changed for Willow when her brother fell ill He has a mysterious illness that doctors haven t been able to figure out In those two years her parents separated as they had differing views of how to care for Wisp Willow s brother The separation is bitter and Willow s mom seems to despise her father and blames him for them being caught in a snow storm During the snow storm their car crashes on a bridge and Wisp Willow and their mom are saved just before their car topples into the icy river below Their rescuers take them to a very small Canadian town called Kismet Willow soon realizes that there is something odd about Kismet and its residents Soon she realizes that the town is magic but the magic comes with a choice one that Willow doesn tnow if she s willing or even capable of making This was an intriguing concept for a book that deals with an important topic free will Willow has a lot on her shoulders and is a character that some readers will connect strongly to Though she loves her brother she feels as if her mom s world revolves solely around Wisp and his illness meaning that she often gets forgotten She raises some great uestions about motivation and why we do what we do whether it is for ourselves or someone else She also uestions whether one person has the right to make a decision for another and whether or not free will outweighs fate The story has mystery and magic and is sure to pull in a middle grade reader I loved this book This is a middle grade novel you won t want to missIt s a uiet book with a uiet cover It wasn t released with a ton of fanfare so I could see how most people would pass over this book in favor of something with a bright colorful cover or a book with a ton of hype around it But that would be a mistake This book is beautiful A delight It s a genuine story with a deeper message It s about Willow her brother Wisp and their mother They re traveling home from a hockey game when they get caught in a blizzard and nearly plunge into a river They are saved by some Silver Stirrups (Saddle Club, kind souls and taken to a BB in a small town called Kismet While they wait out the storm and get tonow the townspeople better Willow and her family realize that there is something strange about the town This book is a little bit spooky in a few spots but it s not scary I loved the story I loved Willow and her new friend Topher I loved her bravery and her courage She has deep thoughts for a twelve year old and she fights hard to save herself and her family The story raises uestions about fate choices magic family and free will It would be fantastic for a middle school book club family book club or classroom discussionThis isn t a long book It s just over 200 pages so if you want something short magical and completely heartfelt pick this one up It s a uiet gem and it s 100% worth the read I highly recommend itContent one innocent Different Class kiss malefemaleSource The publisher sent me a copy of this bookidlitexchange partner The Root of Magic by Kathleen Ben. A deeply felt sibling story set in a town where people have a mysterious magical power and one girl is determined to discover what it is for readers of Lauren Myracle and Ingrid Law Willow nows the unknown is scary Especially when your little brother has been sick for a long time an.
Ner Duble Releases June 11th 2019 The Root of Magic is written in third person present tense If you can get used to that you ll have no problem I had to get used to it but it still in no way distracted me from the plot In The Root of Magic a small family finds themselves stranded by a snowstorm in a town where right away everything feels off In fact to me before I new what was going on it felt downright sinister but maybe I ve read too much dark YA lately Everyone acts weird and no one will explain what s going on Willow our young main character ultimately discovers the truth the town itself is magic with a supernatural mind and will of its own and everyone age 13 and up must make a decision They can stay trapped forever by the town and gain the ability to see into the future one day at a time or they can leave and never see their families again The Root of Magic raises the complex issues of our predetermined destinies our free will and how on earth the two can ever coexist On June 11 you can enter this troubling town of secrets and dark magic yourself Thank you Goldilocks the Three Bears kidlitexchange and randomhousekids for the review copy all opinions are my own I received this book through NetGalleyThis thought provoking middle grade book is about fate and the power of choice Willow has become a miniature adult in her family Her younger brother is deathly sick and undiagnosed despite endless tests their mom is obsessed with curing the boy with Willow ignored and their dad has moved out unable to handle anything In the thick one of snowstorm Willow her mom and brother wreck their car but find themselves promptly rescued by people from a small town But Willow is soon unnerved by the weird way townsfolk predict what she will do It s like magicI really enjoyed this book and I really would have loved it as aid Willow is easy to relate to smart complicated and nosy about the town secrets Her family dynamics felt realistic The moral dilemma presented by the book is handled well too It would open up opportunities for deep discussions between ids and adults about what they would choose and why idlitexchange partner Thanks to the Socialist Realism kidlitexchange network for thereview copy of this book all opinions are my own Think you want ton One of the big uestions posed by The Root of Magic is the difference between fate and free will Fate being that your life is preplanned already decided versus the free will of choosing your own path having the ability to change things yourself The characters in the story are given an opportunity to I Look Up To... Michelle Obama know what each day has in store for them thenowledge of everything that is to happen tomorrow and the time to prepare for it A life that is predictable ordered nowing what to expect with less of the stress of the unknown Yet although it may bring peace of mind what do you give up in the process What about being spontaneous the joy of surprising someone What are you loosing with nowing tomorrow This is the dilemma that faces Willow when she enters the town of Kismet Something I had the opportunity to read a NetGalley digital ARC of this middle grade fantasy novel in exchange for a review Navigating the rough waters of adolescence is to. D nobody has been able to figure out why All Willow wants is for her brother to get better and for her her life to go back to normalBut after a bad stroke of luck Willow and her family find themselves stranded in an unusual town in the middle of nowhere and their life begins to chang.
Kathleen Benner Duble had sixteen car accidents before she was twenty one Being an at home writer keeps her from hitting the road or anyone else She is the author of eight books for children Kathleen loves digging for uniue historical fiction plotlines and encouraging students and lovers of books to look for great stories right in their own backyard