My Review: I loved this story for little girls and boys alike. I felt like I was in one of Enid Blytons Faraway Tree stories. As a mum who grew up with the Care Bears, Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake and My Little Pony, this even at my age is right up my street and I loved every moment of this book and its illustrations.
Katherines parents own a bakery where she meets her friends Sophie and Charlotte for a play date, they end up in Katherines Den, planning to celebrate one of the girls 8th Birthdays with a sleepover in the den, with parental approval. This is where things turn magical and those pesky boys from the year above make an appearance too. It’s a story of love, friendship and acceptance with Magic and whimsical fairies etc. Fully recommended read for young people aged 6 and upwards.
Sorry for the delay in writing this blog, I had Covid19.
A Magical Moonglow Sleepover
On the night of the sleepover, Marigold Moonglow revealed a secret that changed Katherine’s life completely. When Katherine found herself flying on a dragon with Charlie Broccoli, she considered that to be the least of her problems. Her friends had turned against her and Katherine was desperate to prove them wrong. “I’m still the same person you’ve always known,” she said. But was she? Only time would tell. . .
Author Bio – Jocelyn’s writing career began when she was asked to write a story for a preschool magazine. That story was the first of many. Jocelyn became the writer/editor of several preschool magazines and continued in that role for 15 years. Writing one new story every month, plus rhymes and activities was a tough gig, but very exhilarating. Time is the big difference between writing for a magazine and writing a book. You see your work on the supermarket shelves within a few weeks of completion. A book takes longer – a lot longer. Jocelyn has to be patient now – not something she’s good at. Before becoming a writer, Jocelyn worked in higher education as International Students Officer. It was a rewarding and interesting job even though she was on call 24/7. Jocelyn also trained as a counsellor and volunteered at drop-in centres. She never knew who would arrive for counselling and had to be prepared for anything. This work gave her insight into some of the darker corners of life. Motor sport was one of Jocelyn’s early loves, she had the spine-tingling thrill of taking part in a 24-hour national rally as navigator – those were the days when rallies were held on public roads! Jocelyn worked as an au pair in Paris in her teens. Having visited the city on a school trip, she fell in love with it, and always wanted to return. Jocelyn’s first book published by Full Media is The King Who Didn’t Like Snow, illustrated by Michael S Kane. Finn and Fred’s Arctic Adventure is her second book under Full Media and is illustrated by Leo Brown.
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