Well, she finally did it! Isabel got to drop out of ballet school and started attending the School for Sorceresses. She has new friends, new laptop, and new trouble on her doorstep. But cool punky ten year old girls with pet iguanas can handle anything life throws their way and do it with style, flare, and a dash of magic! Sequel to The Fairy Book, but can be read as standWell, she finally did it! Isabel got to drop out of ballet school and started attending the School for Sorceresses. She has new friends, new laptop, and new trouble on her doorstep. But cool punky ten year old girls with pet iguanas can handle anything life throws their way and do it with style, flare, and a dash of magic! Sequel to The Fairy Book, but can be read as stand alone. Written in free verse, this book of poetry is funny as well as packed with fast paced adventures and magic!...
|Title||:||Isabel and the School for Sorceresses|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||68 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Isabel and the School for Sorceresses Reviews
Isabel is starting a new school. A really cool new school where she learns magic high-tech style. The girls' teacher turns their textbooks into a magical laptop that will bond with them. When the cute neighbor boy shows up with homemade cookies laced with truth serum, Isabel knows that trouble is afoot. With a magical guide and her pet iguana and her new school friends, she determines the boy is a vampire and the son of an evil wizard. She must stop him before he kills her.I think it's just absolutely cute that this author wrote this book with her 11-year-old daughter. This is an adorable story for young girls, probably ages 7 to 10, and I read it with my kids. They wouldn't let me stop. It was fun to make up voices for the characters, and some of the dialog is quite witty.However, I think I liked Svetlana's Kaitlyn and the Secret of the Sea better. I think this one could have used a little more smoothing out and a little more description throughout. Not that big a deal when the target audience was totally captivated.
In this sequel of The Fairy Book, the mother-daughter writing team make sure the main character, Isabel, is still full of spunk and humor as she starts learning how to handle her new magical skills. Anime-style illustrations by Alexandra add flavor, as does the hint of tween romance and the charming blend of modern-day life (the teacher sends assignments via magic to students' laptops) and old-school fairy tale intrigue. This book will be enjoyed as a story by a budding writer (with a little help from mom) for readers of the same age or a little younger. It celebrates fantasy and creativity and all of the things that young readers find cool these days. Have fun with it!
When J.R. Rowling wrote the first book in the Harry Potter series, many writers poured over her novel trying to learn the secrets of the author’s success. They soon discovered several elements that captivated both the young and the mature reader as they turned quickly through the pages. For a book to be a runaway success among the fertile young minds of today, it must deal with the many and varied troubles that children face, and offer them the tools to deal with similar problems in their own world. As I read through Isabel and the School for Sorceresses, I discovered that Alexandra and Svetlana McKenna had tapped into that magic combination of elements that make a successful story. People who have analyzed Rowling’s writing have said that ‘she is in touch with the child within,’ while Svetlana McKenna has done her one better by having her ten-year-old daughter collaborating with her.Many children’s books are a chore to read, but the parent who might be sharing this reading experience with their tweens, is in for a pleasant experience. This is a ‘you can’t stop now, mom,’ kind of book, so set aside enough time to get to the last page before you put it away for the night. I won’t spoil the book by giving away the plot, but you are going to love Isabel and the magic world this mother and daughter writing team has created for us. I’m looking with great anticipation for the appearance of book three.