Irene Edwards Book Reviews

Gigi Sedlmayer

Believe it or not, you only have to say: "Fuzzy-Pickles! Wiggly-Jiggly! Itty-Bitty-Magic-Bits"
and all you want is happening. Or is it?
A wonderful story, not only for the young.
Magic Island, Purple and red Wizards, Hook-Eyed Cyclops Monsters. And Steven and Megan, who was magically wished away from their School outing visiting Merlin's Cave, by the baby Scratchit.
But that is not all. You have to get the book to get the full story.
wonderfully written, easy to read. Great for children. Hi prices for it.
I have started with the second book, but now i have to get the first and will see, how all started.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Book that Hooks All Readers!

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Absolutely love this book! As a KS2 specialist, this book is such a wonderful read aloud. The language is fantastic and really engages children. I am honoured to have both of the books in this series so far and neither disappoints. The characters jump off the pages and the storyline is full of interesting twists. A pacey read for reluctant readers who will love the action in each chapter too - never a dull moment. If children love books about wizards, witches and sorcery this magical pursuit will be one they enjoy!

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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book.

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This book arrived promptly in a neatly sealed package. I bought the book as a birthday present but couldn't resist breaking the seal to have a peek. What a beautiful book! The text is very readable with great illustrations. What a great book for that precious time of shared bedtime reading.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!

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Have just finished reading 'Magic Islands ' with my 8 year old who absolutely loved it. Full of magic and adventure, keeping us both enthralled.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Adventure for any child!

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Great read for all the family, filled with intrigue and magic! Great twists and turns which will leave you wanting more!

Literary Titan

Trevor is not known for being serious. In fact, he is best known for the tall tales he spins. He is new in Wales, living with his grandparents, and making friends has been easy. His personality is one that lends itself to laughter, jokes, and many a light-hearted moment between friends. When Trevor and his pals are exploring the beach one day, something happens that changes all of their lives, and Trevor’s love of a good joke is getting in the way of his ability to communicate with the adults around him. When no one believes what you say, how do you tell them your friends disappeared before your very eyes?

Magic Islands, by Irene Edwards, is a fantasy adventure centered around magic, wizardry, and adventure. The imagery painted by Edwards is absolutely stunning and contributes to the beauty of a well-crafted fantasy. Edwards’s young characters are relatable and full of life. The humor woven throughout this novel makes it not only more appealing but serves to create a fun read aloud for classrooms, as well.

As a fan of fantasy adventures and a teacher, I thoroughly enjoyed Edwards’s work. It is a light-hearted adventure based on the wonder of magic. There aren’t many young readers out there who don’t become enthralled in stories of the impossible, and Edwards has more than successfully tapped into that demographic. Her young characters are bold and just the right mix of the real world and fantasy.

The wizards and witches in Edwards’s work transport readers to a fabulously designed land of spells, castles, and absurdly fantastic beings. Page after page, the dragons and monsters continue to keep the story new and refreshing. Combined with the witty exchanges between characters, the wide array of character types makes this an all-around fantastic read for young readers.

From cover to cover, Edwards enchants young readers, pulls them into a fantasy like no other. In addition to the wonderfully engaging storyline and humor peppered throughout, Edwards includes famous names and well-known pop culture references that further serve to hook readers. I would be remiss if I did not mention the marvelous sketches by the team of illustrators, Robert Brown, Tony Paultyn, and Gareth Edwards. I highly recommend Magic Islands to anyone looking for an engaging story for young fans of fantasy and wizardry. Teachers in grades 3-6, this one’s definitely for you!