Alana finds a glowing crystal and has a beautiful dream. She is reluctant to share her secret, but she can’t help showing it to her friends, who beg her to part with her treasure. Meanwhile, a group of city children follow the crystal’s light and burst into the dreamy world of Alana and her friends. Only after Alana decides to open her heart does she learn the true power of the light of the magic crystal.
An elegant, original, and wonderfully entertaining children’s picture book by author and illustrator Mishea Obiji, “The Secret of the Magic Crystal” will have a very special appeal for young readers with an interest in fairies, mermaids and dragons. With its underlying and positive message of friendship, imagination and transformation, “The Secret of the Magic Crystal” is especially and unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for young readers.
~ Susan Bethany, Reviewer’s Bookwatch: December 2019
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. It was really warm story that teaches readers what kindheartedness can do. It was a really simple and easy read yet magical. It's something I will want kids to read. I had fun reading it.
An uplifting story that reminds us of the virtue of kindness and opening up. The imagery is enchanting and the prose is reminiscent of that of a fairytale. A short and sweet story that's highly recommended for primary school children.
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The Secret of the Magic Crystal is a sweet and magical story about how kindness and imagination can make everything (and everyone) shine a little brighter. The illustrations are colorful and full of whimsy, and I think this is a story my Preschoolers would really enjoy.
Wow, this is the best children's book that I have ever read! I read this book with my daughter and we both really loved it. I highly recommend this wonderful, magical book! Both the story and the illustrations are amazing. The book is about a little girl called Alana, who finds a glowing crystal and has a beautiful dream because of it. She shares the crystal with her friends, who also go on to have these beautiful dreams.. They then go on a magical adventure to recreate what they experienced in the dreams and along the way they make new friends, who they help. All of the children learn about magic, wonder, transformation, sharing, love and kindness. This book reminded me of the awesome adventure books that I read in my childhood, by the author Enid Blyton. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
I thought this was such a cute story. I love the idea of this book being about children's imagination and how a small crystal can turn into magic and all of the wildest dreams can come true. I also love the idea of friendship and how it can bring kids together. Plus the illustrations are absolutely stunning. I will highly recommend it to any child who loves faeries, mermaids, and magic.
The book was such a delightful read! The book had these lil girls who have a diamond which gave them dreams and pushed them towards the path of an adventure where they learn more about the diamond and its magical power. It was a sweet lil magical read but an insightful one at that! It was very short and very light hearted quick read. This book was provided to me by the publishers in exchange for an honest review for free.
this was a good children's book, the characters were great and I really liked the art in the book. It would be interesting to read more in the series.
Are there any girls who haven't pretended that the translucent colourful glass marbles are really crystals, with hidden magic powers? I use to go to lakes, and bring home pockets of broken smooth- edged glass and pretend they're treasures. My daughter loves to pretend more than anything in this world, as soon as I read the first chapter, and the crystal gave you magic power of dream anything you want to come true, her eyes widened. The book covered a range of popular make- believe themes, fairies, mixing potions, mermaids, dragon and fairyland forest. The main message is, real magic already exists in each of us, and great satisfaction comes from sharing what we have with others. The aesthetic of this book is very whimsical - bright colours, with lots of lights coming through, reminded me of stain- glass windows. Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book was such a cute book about children with a magic crystal that makes things in their dreams really happen. It leads them to the forest where awesome things happen to them with the magic stone. The illustrations in the book are beautiful.
This is a lovely children's book about sharing your "light" and your gifts with others, and making friends. The art in this book is very well done, and the author knows the importance of a great cover. The book cover definitely draws you in. I received a free copy of this book from the publishers via Netgalley. My review is voluntary.
My daughter really enjoyed this book, she loved the art work. Her favourite pieces were when all three girls were mermaids, and the last fairy photo. She liked that they taught the bully to join in, and that they went to space. The pacing was great, and kept her attention well. There were enough photos to show her, without having to keep my phone turned her way the entire time. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends! (My daughter is 7, and homeschooled. We read aloud a lot)
What a delightful and beautiful book about the discovery of ones inner light. The illustration is so beautiful that it could stand on its own. I don't know what age group this book would be a good tale for, so let me say it will find the person that is ready for the message in the book. It is a very quick read, but I wish there was more. It's such a wonderful message and I kept thinking about the Nutcracker and how this story would look in another medium. I want to thank Anamcara Press and NetGalley a copy of this cute and adorable book