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Award-winning fiction from #1 bestselling children's author, Emma Warner-Reed. Following the death of her parents in a tragic firework accident, nine and a half year old Welsh girl, Dotty Parsons, is sent to live with her Great Uncle Winchester at The Calendar House - a vast old country house in deepest, darkest Yorkshire. Once there, Dotty is disturbed by noises coming Award-winning fiction from #1 bestselling children's author, Emma Warner-Reed. Following the death of her parents in a tragic firework accident, nine and a half year old Welsh girl, Dotty Parsons, is sent to live with her Great Uncle Winchester at The Calendar House - a vast old country house in deepest, darkest Yorkshire. Once there, Dotty is disturbed by noises coming from the chimneys and soon suspects everything is not as it seems. The cook tells her the noises are just jackdaws nesting. But in December - surely that can’t be right, can it? Since its initial publication in 2015, DOTTY and the Calendar House Key has received significant acclaim, including the Literary Classics Silver Award for children's fantasy fiction, an exclusively five star rating on Amazon, the official Seal of Approval from Literary Classics and Honourable Mentions at the Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam and Paris Book Festival Awards. DOTTY and the Chimney Thief is the second novel in The DOTTY Series. Look out for Dotty’s third adventure, DOTTY and the Dream Catchers, coming soon! What people have to say about DOTTY: "Author Emma Warner-Reed has penned a magnificent children's book with suspense that builds as young readers are drawn into the mystery surrounding Dotty's new home. Dotty and the Calendar House Key is highly recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval." Literary Classics Book Reviews, Amazon "Dotty and the Calendar House Key has truly fired my daughter's imagination for the first time since Harry Potter. Beautifully written and exciting. The Secret Garden meets Diagon Alley. Fabulous!" Alexandra Vere, Harrogate "My son has just read the first [book] and thinks it's brilliant - high praise since he has very decided opinions about what he reads." P. Uglow, Harrogate "I really liked the [first] book. It was a bit scary when Dotty found herself in Uncle Winchester's private study. But most of the books I read are a bit scary so that was okay. I would read the other books in the series. Go Team Dotty!" Betty, age 7, Amazon "Enchanting, innocent and lovely with just the right amount of modern technology...a great read for a grown up 7 year old! She loved it... When is the next one coming out?" A. Little, Amazon "I read [DOTTY and the Chimney Thief] to the children tonight and they were instantly back to being as gripped as they were by the first book. They both laughed out loud at the wonderful descriptions of Gobby in the kitchen covered in flour (again) and the way she asked Kenny to remove Geoff! They cannot wait to find out what happens next." S. Johnson, Stallingborough For further information and updates on The DOTTY Series visit: www.thedottyseries.com


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Award-winning fiction from #1 bestselling children's author, Emma Warner-Reed. Following the death of her parents in a tragic firework accident, nine and a half year old Welsh girl, Dotty Parsons, is sent to live with her Great Uncle Winchester at The Calendar House - a vast old country house in deepest, darkest Yorkshire. Once there, Dotty is disturbed by noises coming Award-winning fiction from #1 bestselling children's author, Emma Warner-Reed. Following the death of her parents in a tragic firework accident, nine and a half year old Welsh girl, Dotty Parsons, is sent to live with her Great Uncle Winchester at The Calendar House - a vast old country house in deepest, darkest Yorkshire. Once there, Dotty is disturbed by noises coming from the chimneys and soon suspects everything is not as it seems. The cook tells her the noises are just jackdaws nesting. But in December - surely that can’t be right, can it? Since its initial publication in 2015, DOTTY and the Calendar House Key has received significant acclaim, including the Literary Classics Silver Award for children's fantasy fiction, an exclusively five star rating on Amazon, the official Seal of Approval from Literary Classics and Honourable Mentions at the Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam and Paris Book Festival Awards. DOTTY and the Chimney Thief is the second novel in The DOTTY Series. Look out for Dotty’s third adventure, DOTTY and the Dream Catchers, coming soon! What people have to say about DOTTY: "Author Emma Warner-Reed has penned a magnificent children's book with suspense that builds as young readers are drawn into the mystery surrounding Dotty's new home. Dotty and the Calendar House Key is highly recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval." Literary Classics Book Reviews, Amazon "Dotty and the Calendar House Key has truly fired my daughter's imagination for the first time since Harry Potter. Beautifully written and exciting. The Secret Garden meets Diagon Alley. Fabulous!" Alexandra Vere, Harrogate "My son has just read the first [book] and thinks it's brilliant - high praise since he has very decided opinions about what he reads." P. Uglow, Harrogate "I really liked the [first] book. It was a bit scary when Dotty found herself in Uncle Winchester's private study. But most of the books I read are a bit scary so that was okay. I would read the other books in the series. Go Team Dotty!" Betty, age 7, Amazon "Enchanting, innocent and lovely with just the right amount of modern technology...a great read for a grown up 7 year old! She loved it... When is the next one coming out?" A. Little, Amazon "I read [DOTTY and the Chimney Thief] to the children tonight and they were instantly back to being as gripped as they were by the first book. They both laughed out loud at the wonderful descriptions of Gobby in the kitchen covered in flour (again) and the way she asked Kenny to remove Geoff! They cannot wait to find out what happens next." S. Johnson, Stallingborough For further information and updates on The DOTTY Series visit: www.thedottyseries.com

30 review for DOTTY and the Calendar House Key: A Magical Fantasy Adventure for 8-12 year olds

  1. 5 out of 5

    Elsbeth

    This really is a wonderful story! Not just for children, adults will love it, too! It's lovely, enchanting, mysterious and adventurous. I won a signed copy at a giveaway. Thank you, Emma Warner-Reed, for letting me enjoy this magical story! This really is a wonderful story! Not just for children, adults will love it, too! It's lovely, enchanting, mysterious and adventurous. I won a signed copy at a giveaway. Thank you, Emma Warner-Reed, for letting me enjoy this magical story!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    This charming story had me hooked right from the first chapter. A wonderful story filled with the kind of mystery every child longs for: with the huge house to run around in and explore, and the strange things going on, and of course a touch of magic. The perfect combination.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rose English

    Book 10 of my Reading Challenge Mmm I can almost smell Mrs Gobbings Cooking ~ Yum yummy A charming story I believe will appeal to boys and girls alike, along with the young at heart like myself. An ex school librarian. The story begins with a great tragedy and poor Dotty is sent away to live in a sprawling mansion in Yorkshire, with its spooky scritch scratching's coming from the vast fireplaces and dark sooty chimney's. I love the fun times Dotty has on her rollerblades exploring the vast house wi Book 10 of my Reading Challenge Mmm I can almost smell Mrs Gobbings Cooking ~ Yum yummy A charming story I believe will appeal to boys and girls alike, along with the young at heart like myself. An ex school librarian. The story begins with a great tragedy and poor Dotty is sent away to live in a sprawling mansion in Yorkshire, with its spooky scritch scratching's coming from the vast fireplaces and dark sooty chimney's. I love the fun times Dotty has on her rollerblades exploring the vast house with its hundreds of windows and rooms, and you cannot help but adore the matronly Mrs Gobbing's the cook/housekeeper with her round face and equally round body, clad in mop-cap and apron. Always it seems, is the woman covered in a dusting of flour. When cooking the images seem to raise from the page like the scents of the baking when the oven door is opened. Mm pies the story has me thinking of pies oh and gingerbread houses as the story is set close to Christmas. The house has a mystery surrounding it and it is at times scary for Dotty to try and unravel it. I really do not want to say anything else because I hate to spoil any surprises but it was a very enjoyable read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rosie

    Rushing home as fast as she can, nine year old Dotty Parsons and her best friend, Sylvia, are eager to watch the fireworks display in Dotty’s back yard. Tragedy strikes, however, when both of Dotty’s parents and her two dogs, Chip and Pin, perish when the house becomes an inferno after a stray firework makes its way inside. Dotty is sent to live with her Great Uncle Winchester in Yorkshire, who lives inside a mansion with 365 windows, known as the Calendar House, which is also Dotty’s mother’s c Rushing home as fast as she can, nine year old Dotty Parsons and her best friend, Sylvia, are eager to watch the fireworks display in Dotty’s back yard. Tragedy strikes, however, when both of Dotty’s parents and her two dogs, Chip and Pin, perish when the house becomes an inferno after a stray firework makes its way inside. Dotty is sent to live with her Great Uncle Winchester in Yorkshire, who lives inside a mansion with 365 windows, known as the Calendar House, which is also Dotty’s mother’s childhood home. The cook and nursemaid, Mrs. Gobbins, acts as a mother figure in Dotty’s life, while her uncle’s secretary, Mr. Strake, strikes fear into Dotty every time she sets eyes on him. Dotty often hears noises coming from the chimneys of the mansion. At first, she believes it to be birds making their nests, but what Dotty finds is far more incredible and exciting than she could have ever imagined. Dotty’s only task now is to find the location of a special trinket – the Calendar House Key – not realizing that the secret of its magic lies within her. What started out as a tragedy soon turns into a magical adventure which warms the heart. Emma Warner-Reed’s imagination is very impressive, with Dotty and the Calendar House Key kicking off a series which I am determined to add to my home library. Every single emotion is stimulated in this book, be it sorrow, joy, fear, relief, excitement or wariness of the unknown. Dotty’s mother’s playroom is filled with its own adventures and reveals a few mysteries which Dotty is determined to solve. The fact that her mother’s childhood toys makes Dotty feel closer to her mother is both sad and reassuring. Dotty’s bond with her Great Uncle Winchester is unique and rather fun, as is her connection with his dog, which seems constantly out of favor with Mrs. Gobbins for trying to eat everything in her kitchen. I thoroughly enjoyed Dotty and the Calendar House Key and recommend it to those over the age of 7 years, who enjoy adventure, humor, mystery and unexpected friendships in this magical fantasy. - Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite

  5. 4 out of 5

    Literary Classics Book Awards & Reviews

    Dotty is just nine and a half years old, entirely too young to have lost both her mother and father. Now she's been carted off to her Great Uncle Winchester's creepy old mansion, the Calendar House, far away from her childhood home and her best friend Sylv. The two friends Skype, but it's just not the same as when they once spoke to each other through the paper-thin partitions of their building with a glass pressed to the wall. Dotty can't help but get the heebie-geebies whenever she hears odd s Dotty is just nine and a half years old, entirely too young to have lost both her mother and father. Now she's been carted off to her Great Uncle Winchester's creepy old mansion, the Calendar House, far away from her childhood home and her best friend Sylv. The two friends Skype, but it's just not the same as when they once spoke to each other through the paper-thin partitions of their building with a glass pressed to the wall. Dotty can't help but get the heebie-geebies whenever she hears odd sounds coming from within fireplaces which are scattered throughout the Calendar House. The cook assures Dotty that what she's hearing is just jackdaws nesting in the chimneys, but Dotty can't help but wonder if it's really something else. As Dotty explores her new home she discovers hidden secrets within the Calendar House. Author Emma Warner-Reed has penned a magnificent children's book with suspense that builds as young readers are drawn into the mystery surrounding Dotty's new home. Dotty and the Calendar House Key is highly recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Marc Remus

    I found this great book on Twitter and I was immediately attracted to it because its beautiful graphics. When I started reading it I realized that the story is as good, if not even better than the graphics. It is about the girl Dotty who ends up in a giant house all alone in the countryside in Britain. Strange things start happening there, until she discovers that the chimneys of the house have some secrets to reveal. The story is well-written and fast-paced. I loved it and couldn't put it down. I found this great book on Twitter and I was immediately attracted to it because its beautiful graphics. When I started reading it I realized that the story is as good, if not even better than the graphics. It is about the girl Dotty who ends up in a giant house all alone in the countryside in Britain. Strange things start happening there, until she discovers that the chimneys of the house have some secrets to reveal. The story is well-written and fast-paced. I loved it and couldn't put it down. The ending is exciting and leaves room for the next book in the series. It is magical, the characters are realistic and believable and it is perfect for middle grade. I can't wait to read the next volume, and I would recommend it to everyone.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Paul Lovell

    Easy to award 5 stars for this debut story by Emma Warner-Reed. The author's tone is perfectly inviting and for a children's book it has a good balance of vocabulary, mixing a sprinkling of difficult words for the advanced reader in sentences that are self explanatory to teach those who are less wordy. I particularly enjoyed the mix of modern times with the old. The story has very likeable characters, especially Dotty and Pip. You will find nothing wrong with or off-putting about this book, I hi Easy to award 5 stars for this debut story by Emma Warner-Reed. The author's tone is perfectly inviting and for a children's book it has a good balance of vocabulary, mixing a sprinkling of difficult words for the advanced reader in sentences that are self explanatory to teach those who are less wordy. I particularly enjoyed the mix of modern times with the old. The story has very likeable characters, especially Dotty and Pip. You will find nothing wrong with or off-putting about this book, I highly recommend it and can't wait to continue following the adventures of Dotty and friends.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bailey Baxter

    I'm an adult who enjoys reading middle-grade fiction. Well, sometimes I do. And "Dotty and the Calendar House Key" did not disappoint. Dotty was a likeable, resourceful girl who was faced with the unfortunate loss of both her parents. She's sent to live with her Great Uncle Winchester in the Calendar House. But, something is up with the chimneys. (Hint: It involves magic!) With a spunky chimney sweep friend, two very despicable villains, and an enticing mystery, the book is fast-paced and excitin I'm an adult who enjoys reading middle-grade fiction. Well, sometimes I do. And "Dotty and the Calendar House Key" did not disappoint. Dotty was a likeable, resourceful girl who was faced with the unfortunate loss of both her parents. She's sent to live with her Great Uncle Winchester in the Calendar House. But, something is up with the chimneys. (Hint: It involves magic!) With a spunky chimney sweep friend, two very despicable villains, and an enticing mystery, the book is fast-paced and exciting. Young readers will love it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Connie Huddleston

    Emma Warner-Reed created a lovable young girl in Dotty and the Calendar House Key. Dotty has spunk and uses her head to figure out how to defeat her new enemies, despite the lack of help from the adults in her life. This book has a slow beginning, but the second half rocks, so just keep reading and you’ll find a well written bit of fun with a very British sound. C.M. Huddleston, author of Greg’s First Adventure in Time.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Emma Warner-Reed

    'Dotty and the Calendar House Key has truly fired my daughter's imagination for the first time since Harry Potter. Beautifully written and exciting. The Secret Garden meets Diagon Alley. Fabulous!' Alexandra Vere, Harrogate 'Enchanting and lovely' Jonathan Sapier, Leeds 'Emma is a very talented and exciting author' Celia Darby, Principal: Stagecoach 'Dotty and the Calendar House Key has truly fired my daughter's imagination for the first time since Harry Potter. Beautifully written and exciting. The Secret Garden meets Diagon Alley. Fabulous!' Alexandra Vere, Harrogate 'Enchanting and lovely' Jonathan Sapier, Leeds 'Emma is a very talented and exciting author' Celia Darby, Principal: Stagecoach

  11. 4 out of 5

    Bethanyarmstrong

    This is fantasy for children. It's perfect for a child who may want to read Harry Potter, but not be ready For it. Each character is described and developed beautifully. The story has a bit of everything- humor, mystery, a little sadness, but a lot of tenacity. Highly recommended! This is fantasy for children. It's perfect for a child who may want to read Harry Potter, but not be ready For it. Each character is described and developed beautifully. The story has a bit of everything- humor, mystery, a little sadness, but a lot of tenacity. Highly recommended!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Allen

    I read this aloud to my girls, ages 11 and 9, and asked them to give me their ‘star’ rating. One said 5 and the other 4 1/2–“because there were some strange words that I didn’t understand”. I call that a 5, vocabulary building is a plus in this delightful story that I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Amy Lynch

    Superlative Book for All Ages I can't wait to read more of Dotty's adventures! This is an exciting, imaginative series for kids and adults who enjoy exciting mysteries and stories. Superlative Book for All Ages I can't wait to read more of Dotty's adventures! This is an exciting, imaginative series for kids and adults who enjoy exciting mysteries and stories.

  14. 5 out of 5

    moxieBK

    DOTTY and the Calendar House Key: A Magical Fantasy For … — Emma Warner-Reed (17 chapters + Prologue + Epilogue) July 7-8, 2019 Short and sweet review: Great mystery/fantasy story for pre-teen readers. (8-12 yo.) Not enough details to fully involve adult readers as some details are missing, but an excellent story for the intended audience. Having said that, I did enjoy this book. Dotty has a great family life, until a tragedy strikes, and then she is sent to live with a relative that is absent a DOTTY and the Calendar House Key: A Magical Fantasy For … — Emma Warner-Reed (17 chapters + Prologue + Epilogue) July 7-8, 2019 Short and sweet review: Great mystery/fantasy story for pre-teen readers. (8-12 yo.) Not enough details to fully involve adult readers as some details are missing, but an excellent story for the intended audience. Having said that, I did enjoy this book. Dotty has a great family life, until a tragedy strikes, and then she is sent to live with a relative that is absent a fair bit of the time. However, there is a cook, a dog and a mystery scratching noise that keeps her busy figuring out what is going on. Ignoring the issues mentioned above, this a great read for the pre-teen set; fr this older reader: it hooked me in, kept me entertained and ended happily. I will definitely follow this writer. It is a little longer reading than others. So if your reader loves longer reads, this might be just the book. Four stars.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Is there anything more satisfying that watching your child become immersed in a book? This is my 11 year old sons review of the first Calendar series books - I love Dotty and the Calendar House Key. It is an awesome action packed book with so many twists! This book is the type of book that at the end leaves you wanting more. (Spoiler alert) My favourite part of the book was when Strake was handed what he thought was the Calendar House Key, but it was actually one of Great-Uncle Winchester's loll Is there anything more satisfying that watching your child become immersed in a book? This is my 11 year old sons review of the first Calendar series books - I love Dotty and the Calendar House Key. It is an awesome action packed book with so many twists! This book is the type of book that at the end leaves you wanting more. (Spoiler alert) My favourite part of the book was when Strake was handed what he thought was the Calendar House Key, but it was actually one of Great-Uncle Winchester's lollies! I can't wait to read the rest of the series and see what type of adventures Dotty will get into. Thank you Emma Warner Reed for giving this gift to my son! Now on to book two :)

  16. 5 out of 5

    Bethany Williams

    Loved it...Now I am in no way a young adult, but I really enjoyed reading this free online book from you and fell in love with Dotty and her adventure through the chimneys. This book definitely kept you in suspense as to what was going to happen next and how could Pip help. Does magic play part in the end...promise no spoilers here! I must say there are some unanswered questions, but I am sure with this only being book #1 that those questions will be answered in the rest of the series. I also re Loved it...Now I am in no way a young adult, but I really enjoyed reading this free online book from you and fell in love with Dotty and her adventure through the chimneys. This book definitely kept you in suspense as to what was going to happen next and how could Pip help. Does magic play part in the end...promise no spoilers here! I must say there are some unanswered questions, but I am sure with this only being book #1 that those questions will be answered in the rest of the series. I also received #4 in the series Very Lucky Day, but being in the US I am unsure how to gain access to #2 and #3 before I read #4. Again a great read whether young or 40something :)

  17. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    This is the first book in the Dotty series, and is a great introduction to the Calendar House world. I got the books to read with my nieces but read them first (to make sure they were suitable) and enjoyed them myself too - proof you don't have to be a child to enjoy them! Well-written with characters that bring the action to life like a movie in my mind, this story is great escapism and fantasy for all ages. I'd definitely recommend it, and will be reading the rest of the series too - by myself This is the first book in the Dotty series, and is a great introduction to the Calendar House world. I got the books to read with my nieces but read them first (to make sure they were suitable) and enjoyed them myself too - proof you don't have to be a child to enjoy them! Well-written with characters that bring the action to life like a movie in my mind, this story is great escapism and fantasy for all ages. I'd definitely recommend it, and will be reading the rest of the series too - by myself and with my nieces!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Luvena

    A simple festive adventure drawn in the aftermath of a personal tragedy in the life of Dotty who has just been orphaned. It was sweet, heartwarming and the story was nicely crafted for its target audience of 8-12 year olds. The best part is that as an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed it too! Dotty's curiosity to explore the Calendar House, her new home, not just opened up a new world for her, it also took me on an innocent world of wonder, imagination and simple reading pleasure. The child in me was w A simple festive adventure drawn in the aftermath of a personal tragedy in the life of Dotty who has just been orphaned. It was sweet, heartwarming and the story was nicely crafted for its target audience of 8-12 year olds. The best part is that as an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed it too! Dotty's curiosity to explore the Calendar House, her new home, not just opened up a new world for her, it also took me on an innocent world of wonder, imagination and simple reading pleasure. The child in me was well nurtured with this delightful book and I'm looking forward to the rest of the Dotty series!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Bradman

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was a nice gentle mystery with a touch of magic. It started out quite sad but Dotty became involved in an exciting adventure leading to new friends to lift her spirits. After finishing this story I was intrigued to find out how Dotty was getting on in her new home so I was delighted to see there was a second and third book continuing her adventures. I voluntarily posted a review after reading an ARC of this book

  20. 4 out of 5

    KathiTheBookNerd

    Okay, I'm an adult and I don't know how I got this book on my Kindle but I read it and even though it was a childrens book, I really liked the story. Even for me it was very enjoyable. I wonder if there are more? Okay, I'm an adult and I don't know how I got this book on my Kindle but I read it and even though it was a childrens book, I really liked the story. Even for me it was very enjoyable. I wonder if there are more?

  21. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Yezak

    A wonderful read about a young orphan, named Cassidy, who has to solve the mystery of a missing chimney sweep key with the help of Pip, a young chimney sweep. Along the way, she has to thwart a pair of menacing sweeps who kidnap and abuse mortal children and force them to clean chimneys.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Felicia Allen

    This was magical, adventurous, and exciting. The characters were well developed and loved the story line. I can't wait to read the second one! This was magical, adventurous, and exciting. The characters were well developed and loved the story line. I can't wait to read the second one!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Dotty is sent to live with an uncle in a mansion with secrets. The characters are likable and cozy and the storyline is certainly unique.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Amber

    Cute story. I would give it three and a half stars. It felt a little sluggish to get to the actual plot of the story but it is a cute children's book. Cute story. I would give it three and a half stars. It felt a little sluggish to get to the actual plot of the story but it is a cute children's book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    What a wonderful story! Easy to read and follow. And brilliantly refreshing. I think people of all ages will enjoy this book. Can’t wait to read the next one. Highly recommend it.

  26. 5 out of 5

    victoria pistone

    A magical fun book! Reminded me of a mix of the enchanted worlds of Mary Poppins and Harry Potter! This book is something I hope my children will enjoy when they get older.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Eva

    Fun read! Great story!!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kim Alexander

    3.5 stars. This was a very charming read!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Grace

    A fun magical adventure and a great beginning to a series! The story deserves five stars for the creative world, the engaging main character, the mysterious aura of a world that felt like a magical blend between the modern and the old. This is a MG book, and I think would be enjoyed by a mature MG reader. As an adult who loves children's stories and fairy tales, I also very much enjoyed the book and it was an easy read without being too simplistic. Unfortunately, I wanted to give the editing of th A fun magical adventure and a great beginning to a series! The story deserves five stars for the creative world, the engaging main character, the mysterious aura of a world that felt like a magical blend between the modern and the old. This is a MG book, and I think would be enjoyed by a mature MG reader. As an adult who loves children's stories and fairy tales, I also very much enjoyed the book and it was an easy read without being too simplistic. Unfortunately, I wanted to give the editing of the book three stars - which is why I settled for a four-star average review. There were several typos, numerous places where quotation marks or other punctuation had been left off, and quite a few formatting issues (e.g. paragraphs indented too far, lines broken at the wrong place, etc.) Perhaps these editing mistakes have been fixed in a later edition. All of these editing issues, though, could be fixed with another pass by a good line editor and/or proof-reader. I found nothing wrong with the pacing, characters, plot, or any developmental editing. This book would be a great choice for a reader - of any age! - who enjoys stories like Harry Potter or Mary Poppins.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Gabriella

    A wonderfully weird and compelling story that brings together the mystical wonder of a world that is unknown to all and the search for meanings, hope as well as a new life after a tragedy. A well written book with great characters that was compelling and fun. Kept me entranced throughout. Am looking forward to reading more of the series.

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