Title: Magelica’s Voyage
Author: Louise Courey Nadeau
Publisher: Magelica Inc.
Release Date: May 2015
Length: 48 pages
Series?: Magelica’s Voyage #1
Who ever heard of a girl being hatched from an egg the colour of sapphires? Magelica doesn’t know where she came from or who she really is. But when she’s transported to the Isle of Dreams in a flying bathtub, she launches into an adventure of discovery, and learns that wonderful things can happen when she uses her imagination, believes, opens her heart and trusts in love. Come fly with her and discover for yourself the power of imagination, gratitude, believing in yourself, and love! In this special first voyage, fantasy, adventure, magical illustrations, empowering messages, and a wonderful cast of enchanting characters come together as Magelica takes young girls and the special people in their lives on a fun, inspiring voyage about making your life magical.
* Available in English / French / Spanish *
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Magelica – a green-haired, winged girl hatched from a sapphire egg; wears a feather necklace; wonders where she came from
Gri – Magelica’s loving caretaker
Tris – Magelica’s pet dragon
Odin – a purple fuzz ball with crazy eyes from the Isle of Dreams
Wally – the wizard of the Isle of Dreams
Queen Raya – ruler of Isle of Dreams; kind to Magelica; searching for her lost son
The chapters are extraordinarily short – a couple pages (with full illustrations) at most. This is structured perfectly for a beginning independent reader getting ready for chapter books.
Magelica is a beautiful character, in illustration and heart. She wonders about her origins, and as always, Gri is open to telling the tale of how she was found in her sapphire egg by the Gatherers twelve years before. She wears a feather necklace, made out of a feather that she was found with.
One night while taking her bath, Magelica and Tris are whisked away in the flying tub. The magical feather is the key to Odin finding Magelica. He whisks her off on an adventure to save the Isle of Dreams, and Magelica learns it is the magic of fairies and that she must get Turtle moving to find the prince.
Magelica is kind and sensitive to Turtle’s feelings, and learns a wonderful lesson of what she needs to do to make of herself. She knows she will once again return to the Isle of Dreams.
I loved Magelica’s character. She is open and kind and sweet. Even when upended, she makes the best of the situation.
The illustrations are superb and flow with the story well.I particularly like the character forms of Magelica, Tris and Odin. Magelica’s illustration reminds me of a younger Odette from The Swan Princess. –>
This is the beginning of a beautiful coming-of-age story. Magelica discovers that wonderful things can happen when she uses her imagination, believes, opens her heart and trusts in love.
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Passionate about empowering and inspiring children around the world, Louise Courey Nadeau, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and mother of two girls and two boys created her first fairy tale Magelica’s Voyage, with the second book in the series, The Rescue, launched June 2015.
“Through life’s trials and tribulations, I always believed I could. With theMagelica book series my goal is to take young girls and their parents and teachers on empowering adventures and to inspire and encourage them to believe that they are amazing just the way they are, and to discover the power of love, positivity, and believing in themselves.
“Magelica’s Voyage is inspired by my life, my family, and the special people and places I love”, says Courey Nadeau. “All of the characters in the story, including Magelica are reflections of the person I am- the wacky part, the funny part, the philosopher, the teacher, the caretaker, the chosen mom, the giver, and of course the dreamer. What would Magelica do, I often ask, and I get the answer. When you fly with Magelica, the possibilities are endless and there is magic all around.”