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Jorie and the Magic Stones
     

Jorie and the Magic Stones

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by A. H. Richardson
 
When Marjorie went to live with her frosty maiden aunt, she couldn't imagine the adventures she would have with dragons - good and bad - and all the strange creatures that live in a mysterious land beneath the Tarn. The spunky 9-year-old redhead forges an unlikely friendship with an insecure young boy named Rufus who lives with his crusty grandfather next door. When

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When Marjorie went to live with her frosty maiden aunt, she couldn't imagine the adventures she would have with dragons - good and bad - and all the strange creatures that live in a mysterious land beneath the Tarn. The spunky 9-year-old redhead forges an unlikely friendship with an insecure young boy named Rufus who lives with his crusty grandfather next door. When Jorie - for that is what she prefers to be called - finds a dusty ancient book about dragons, she learns four strange words that will send the two of them into a mysterious land beneath the Tarn, riddled with enchantment and danger. Hungry for adventure, the children take the plunge, quite literally, and find themselves in the magic land of Cabrynthius.

Upon meeting the good dragon, the Great Grootmonya, Jorie and Rufus are given a quest to find the three Stones of Maalog - stones of enormous power - and return them to their rightful place in Cabrynthius. Their mission is neither easy nor safe, and is peppered with perils in the form of the evil black half-dragon who rules the shadowy side of the land. They have to deal with a wicked and greedy professor, the tragic daughter of the bad dragon, caves of fire, rocky mountainous climbs, and a deadly poisonous butterfly.

Jorie must rely on her wits and courage to win the day? Can she do this? Can she find all three Stones? Can she save Rufus when disaster befalls him? Can she emerge victorious? She and Rufus have some hair-raising challenges, in which they learn valuable lessons about loyalty, bravery, and friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780692358924
Publisher:
Serano Press
Publication date:
12/26/2014
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
947,993
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

A.H. Richardson is a treasured storyteller, whose unlimited imagination conjures up challenging and unforgettable characters, both good and evil, that dare children everywhere to delve into their own imaginations and learn to rely on courage and bravery to win the day.
Born in England (yes, there are dragons there too), the author has always loved tales of flying and mythical magical creatures. She once tried to pin wings on her pony, quite sure that he could then fly!
She is the daughter of the famous composer, Clive Richardson, who always encouraged her to write, even as a small child. She paints and sculpts, plays guitar, is a linguist, acted in films and on stage, and has trained dressage competitors. She is the proud mother of three grown sons and grandmother to three active, loving grandchildren. At present, she keeps a horse named Amaretto and writes her fabulous fantasies from her adopted home in Tennessee near the picturesque Smoky Mountains. It is there that she writes happily about the indomitable Jorie and her adventures.

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Jorie and the Magic Stones 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
pauldubois1 More than 1 year ago
This bewitching tale has it all -- thrills, excitement, humor, hilarious adventures and yet the story is about the friendship between a little girl and boy, and how courage, loyalty and learning to hang-in-there can be an important part of living.  The characters are three dimensional, and the not-so-good dragon is suitably scary, and yet fun.  I think that children and grownups alike will thoroughly enjoy this non-stop thrills book.  It is heartily recommended.
M_Richards More than 1 year ago
Once I started to read this book, I could not put it down. Right away I fell in love with Jorie's delightful and playful character. Wait till you meet little "Chook!"
1LoopyCrafter More than 1 year ago
I am absolutely in love with this book. The storyline flows and keeps you on your toes the entire time you're reading. The characters are delightful and you fall in love with them instantly. This is definitely a book not just for children, but also for adult, too (believe me, I am one, and I LOVE THIS BOOK). The illustration on the cover is a masterpiece. I can't wait until the sequel is made!
BookwormforKids 4 months ago
This is a lovely world where magic and adventure come to life, letting enchanting dreams unfold in the boundless realm of imagination. Jorie is off to live with her Aunt, a woman she's never met before and knows little about. When Jorie discovers that the Manor where she is to live once belonged to a powerful wizard, her curiosity is sparked. Together with her new friend, Rufus, she embarks on an amazing journey. Lovely. This word describes the tale well. Jorie is a wonderful nine-year-old girl. She's polite, loves to show how smart she is, levels headed, curious, extremely imaginative and ready to head off into an adventure. She's simply so pure, kind and playful that it's impossible not to like her from the start. Rufus, her ever true friend, has a tad bit more rascal in him, something which makes him a perfect match for Jorie. And even the side characters each come to life with different personalities, oddities, and enjoyable accents. It's hard not to like every single one. The world building is spectacular. There's never any long, drawn out descriptions with only enough given to make everything come to life. It's easy to get lost in the dragons, magic and other fantastical elements. The author does a great job of keeping a childlike fantasy about it, letting the magic do its thing and let the imagination flow. There's adventure and tension as the kids go up against tremendous obstacles and dangers. Still, everything stays fitting for the age group. Summed up, this is a story of magic and dragons young fans of fantasy aren't going to want to miss. The writing is perfect for the age group, allowing the reader to get lost in the world. The characters are easy to sympathize with and are sure to inspire the imagination long after the last page is read. I received a complimentary copy and wanted to leave my thoughts.
ReadersFavorite 7 months ago
Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite When eight-year-old Marjorie Beatrice Weaver (Jorie) arrived at her great-aunt's grand residence in Dunham, she had mixed feeling. She was happy to be away from the awful boarding school and excited about living in a place with such a rich history, but she was not sure whether she was going to enjoy a full summer cooped up inside the huge mansion with just her elderly and strict auntie and the maid. If only she had known the adventure that awaited her! On the very night of her arrival, Jorie discovered a mysterious ancient book hidden beneath the floorboards under her bed. With her curiosity and sense of adventure now at an all-time high, Jorie, with the help of her new friend Rufus, is ready to explore the seemingly mythical possibilities suggested on the pages of the mysterious book. Unknown to her, however, others in far away lands have been eagerly watching for her arrival for she is foretold to be the Atir - the Chosen One, the Child with Hair of Fire - who is to play a central role in securing the safety of all the worlds. If only the kids knew the depth of the mystery they had dipped their little hands into. Their adventure begins with a trip to another world and the ensuing quest to recover the sacred magic stones. But the adventure will not be all fun and games as others, far more powerful, more conniving and ruthless, are desperately searching for the same stones. Jorie and the Magic Stones by A. Richardson is an amazing fantasy tale that will be enjoyed by kids across several age groups and adults too. The pivotal character is fresh and engaging, and she will draw you into her world with her infectious prying ways, sense of adventure, and positive energy. Jorie is inquisitive, brave, and wise beyond her years, and yet still a child at heart; A. Richardson struck this balance perfectly. A. Richardson also effortlessly captured the atmosphere and style to create a setting with a good balance between cold and inviting, and gloom and light. It was also quite refreshing to read such a story with a girl taking the pivotal role, and rightfully so; she is everything a heroine should be - quick-witted and brave. All this, coupled with a one of a kind plot and an exceptional setting, brought to life an amazing fantasy tale.
GregorGG More than 1 year ago
I purchased three of Ms. Richardson's, "Jorie and the Magic Stones". My daughter could not put the book down even for her favorite show on TV. This 65 year old picked up the book and began to read. I believe this book is for the young and young at heart since I enjoyed it also. The storyline was right on and kept my attention throughout the entire book. My daughter and niece wanted to know if Ms. Richardson will write sequels with Jorie and Rufus? A charming story and wonderful illustrations. Another great and wonderful author. Gregor Guthrie
AnnieGEE More than 1 year ago
My grandchildren are loony for dragon magic, which is why I was attracted to this book. Before I wrapped my gift, I decided to read it to be sure it was appropriate for my grandkiddies. I got so caught up in this magical story that I read it straight through — and loved it. The characters reminded me of some childhood friends of mine, and the story removed me from this world and took me into another world where magic rules and anything can happen. It isn't often I can find a book that will keep my grandchildren's attention without the use of sad language. This author must be British; I love the language! Can't wait for the next book — hope there will be one… and then another… and then… until my grandchildren (and I) grow up!