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The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox Review & Giveaway

2/28/11



Summary from publisher:

Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. The kids all tease her, and she never seems to fit in. But when Kristina receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself magically transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and the evil Queen Sentiz.

In Bernovem, Kristina not only fits in, she’s honored as “the chosen one” the only one who can release the land from Queen Sentiz’s control. But it’s not as simple as it seems. To save Bernovem, she must place the gift she was given, the famous “Magic Warble” in its final resting place. And she must travel through the deep forest, climb a treacherous mountain, and risk capture by the queen’s “zelbocks” before she reaches her destination. Guided by her new fairy friends, Clover and Looper and by Prince Werrien, a teenage boy, as well as an assortment of other characters, Kristina sets off on a perilous journey that not only tests her strength but her heart.




About the Author:

Victoria, known as Vicki, was born in 1966, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She has one older sister, Jeannette. When Vicki was 7, she moved with her family to British Columbia. In her early twenties Vicki moved to Western Washington and now resides in Marysville WA. She has been married to her husband Russ, for nineteen years and they have three children; Toby, who is fifteen, Kristina, thirteen, and William, eight. She has home schooled her children for the past nine years, and she also teaches elementary school art. Vicki’s other family members are, a Chihuahua, named Pipsy, two cats, Frodo, and Fritz, and two parakeets, Charlie, and Paulie. She did have a pet rat named Raymond when she started writing The Magic Warble, but sad to say, he has since passed away of old age. Vicki enjoys writing, painting watercolors, watching movies, hanging out with her family, and chauffeuring her kids around to their many activities. Her favorite author is C.S. Lewis, and one of her fondest memories is when she was twelve. She would sit at the kitchen table and read The Chronicles of Narnia to her mother while she cooked dinner. These magical stories were very dear to Vicki and she remembers wishing, If only I could go to Narnia like Lucy and Susan. Vicki hopes that maybe, she can touch someone with her story in a similar way.



Review/Thoughts:

My son and I originally had planned to read this together as a nightly read-aloud.  However, he started reading this and couldn't put it down!  He finished this book before I could get past the first chapter.  It is recommended for tweens ages 9-13.

Here is my 11 year old's review:

This book is really awesome!   There is some humor on almost every page.  The characters are definitely likeable.  The final battle was very intense.  It reminded me of the Warriors series from Erin Hunter and the Dragon Chronicles by Chris D'Lacey.  There is a lot of adventure and it will keep you wondering what is going to happen when Kristina gets to the resting area of the warble.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy, action, and good old fashioned humor.

My son is a major fantasy fiction fan.  If you have a tween who is also a fan, they will enjoy this book!

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You can purchase The Magic Warble on Amazon.


Giveaway:  The author is offering a signed copy of this book to one of my readers!

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This giveaway ends:  Monday March 21st at 12:00 Midnight EST and is open to US residents 18 and older only.  Winner will be chosen randomly, emailed, and will have 48 hours to respond or another will be drawn.  This prize will be directly shipped from the author.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from author for the purpose of review.  The author will provide the winner with a copy for the giveaway.

46 comments on "The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox Review & Giveaway"
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