A Witch, A Dragon And Troglosauruses Cecilia S Bug Hunting Adventure In The Garden Takes An Interesting Turn Trapped By A Witch, Can Cecilia Outwit Her Captor And Find Her Way Home Get Ready For The Adventure Of A Lifetime And Meet The Mesmerizing Creatures And Characters From The Brimstone Forest The Story Is Beautifully Illustrated Throughout, Creator Peter Maddocks His Illustrations Capture The Magic And Charm Of This Spellbinding Adventure Target Audience Year Olds And Suitable For Boys And Girls Superb Story To Read Aloud This Is The First Book In The New Children S Series, THE ADVENTURES OF CECILIA SPARK The Adventures of Cecilia Spark the Brimstone Forest is a delightful story not just for children The author has included every imaginable threat to Cecilia s safety, from witches to dragons, but with wonderful heroes, including Soldier the mouse, Senorita Favorita, and Thingamabob The story follows Cecilia s quest to explore the Brimstone Forest, preferring a dragon hunt over returning home Cecilia and Soldier forge ahead, surviving the clutches of killer plants, but falling victim to the dragon s trap Cecilia must defeat the odds in order to return home, but does she Find out for yourself I look forward to reading other books by this author. Magical, entrancing tale, filled with lovable interesting characters and lively scenery.I haven t got children or grandchildren, but if I had, the Cecilia Spark adventure stories are exactly what I d enjoy reading to them In this first story, Cecilia is playing in her back garden, looking for interesting creatures, when she is transported far away to a land where amazing things happen With Cecilia, you feel that you can recapture the wonder of childhood, discovering insects in the long grass, having adventures in your garden from a child s viewpoint, that make it seem as big as theforest The story starts with Cecilia going out to play, wearing her explorer outfit, accompanied by dog Flurry, who shares her love of the outdoors While running around and around in circles with Flurry, she is whisked up into the sky by a witch, who takes her to faraway Brimstone Forest The ensuing adventures are lots of lively fun, and she s not lonely as her new friend, a mouse called Soldier, is her constant companion Like all good books you are desperate to know what happens to our heroine, how she gets out of the numerous traps and problems set in her way And like all good books it s a warm and satisfying read Read this to a child before bedtime, and they will go to sleep happy. I am always looking for good books to share with my kids With two different age levels and reading levels to contend with it isn t often that I find a book that will entertain both of them This book did it It was such an engaging story with well written characters that it held the attention of my older daughter but was simple enough that my younger reader could read it and felt accomplished that she read a chapter book Just long enough and full of all kinds of adventure I couldn t give this book high enough praise with just the 5 Cecilia Spark likes bugs She is an adventurer that takes to her back yard to discover what new species are crawling or flying around But who knows what she may meet and discover when she herself is caught and flown to the Brimstone Forest Witches, dragons even some pretty neat butterfliesall live in the Brimstone Forest and they are so cool, she just doesn t want to leave Tricky part is, how does she get home when she wants to A great story for Young Readers of any age I can t wait to see what Cecilia gets up to next What a fabulous childrens story I have read it through but had to be careful as it was a present for one of my grandchildren I LOVED IT Witty, exciting and book two has just come out I am buying it again for my Granddaughter Emma and I will pick her up book 2 while I am at it If you want something to encourage children to read, this my friends will do it The Adventures of Cecilia Spark The Brimstone Forest introduces the reader to Cecilia before spiriting you away on an adventure in the forestmeet witches and a dragon, mice, butterflies and snap dragonsfollow the signs and who knows what you may find Awesomeloved it Would highly recommend it and can t wait for book 2 I could tell right away that Cecilia Spark is a character after my own heart Instead of being into girly stuff like princesses, dolls and tea parties, Cecilia is all about adventure She would much rather be out bug hunting or chasing dragons than sitting around painting her fingernails, which makes her my kind of heroine It seems rare to find a book series where the main character is a strong girl with interests that fall outside of the female stereotype While I enjoyed some girly pursuits growing up, I was always a tomboy who would rather be outside getting dirty than inside doing something domestic This series will definitely appeal to girls who like adventure and fantasy.I also really liked the elements of fantasy woven into the story and the creative names that the author bestowed on some of her characters For instance the bad witch named Trixa, the dragon named Jinxi, the talking mouse named Soldier and the Thingamabob which turned out to be a good witch named Senorita Favorita This book is full of creativity and imagination, aspects which are sure to delight young readers The illustrations are simple black white drawings, but they are very well done and definitely add visual delight to the storyline I would definitely recommend this book for grades K 3 although kindergartners and first graders might still need some help reading it.
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- 48 pages
- The Adventures of Cecilia Spark - the Brimstone Forest
- Ngaire Elder
- 10 February 2018 Ngaire Elder