North Mystic

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Leprechauns in running shoes, trolls who are afraid of the sunlight and three children unwittingly prepared to lead a revolution...

A small assemblage of Leprechauns makes their home in a land they name North Mystic. The tiny species are the descendants of immigrants who escaped from Ireland during the siege of Viking pirates in the 900's by stealing away in one of the Vikings' own longships.

For several years, they live in peace and ...

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Overview

Leprechauns in running shoes, trolls who are afraid of the sunlight and three children unwittingly prepared to lead a revolution...

A small assemblage of Leprechauns makes their home in a land they name North Mystic. The tiny species are the descendants of immigrants who escaped from Ireland during the siege of Viking pirates in the 900's by stealing away in one of the Vikings' own longships.

For several years, they live in peace and prosperity, harvesting their gold from the roots of their shamrock fields. But, alas, all does not remain so idyllic. A band of Vikings crosses the treacherous North Sea and arrives at their shores. The big brutes kidnap their children and demand a tax of all their gold, promising to return the next year with their children if the ransom of the next year's crop of gold is paid to them.

Meanwhile, living in a condition of opulent neglect, the three Callahan children are, unwittingly, preparing to perform a great work. While their parents carry on their busy lives without them, the children are raised under the careful supervision of cameras, microphones and computer screens. On an otherwise ordinary day, the eldest child, Evelynd, discovers a trap door in the floor of the linen closet. Curiosity leads the adolescent and her two younger siblings, Avery and Drew, on an amazing adventure to North Mystic where their arrival had been foretold for hundreds of years.

Will the three children be able to help the Leprechauns secure their freedom? Read North Mystic to find out.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612961859
  • Publisher: Black Rose Writing
  • Publication date: 3/21/2013
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,234,526
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    My husband, Darrel, and I both read the book and loved the imagi

    My husband, Darrel, and I both read the book and loved the imaginative tale that combines adventure, daring, creativity, and love. From friendly leprechauns to evil trolls, North Mystic is a whirlwind fantasy that entertains and enlightens. Adults and young readers alike will enjoy the journey!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    My 10 year old loved this book. I'm sure yours will, too. Homesc

    My 10 year old loved this book. I'm sure yours will, too. Homeschoolers should use this to teach about the Revolutionary War!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    This is really a fun read for children and adults of all ages.


    This is really a fun read for children and adults of all ages. M. J. Evans, author of the Mist Trilogy now takes readers into an exciting world of Viking Pirates, Leprechauns, and Trolls. The Callahan children, Evelynd, Avery, and Drew, escape their cold parents, and the world's meanest nanny, Rhonda Schmidtwitch, to save the magical Kingdom of the Leprechauns from the pillaging trolls.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    While this is much different than the author's other middle-grad

    While this is much different than the author's other middle-grade fantasies (there are no horses in it!) I think it is her best yet. Kids 9  to adult will love this book. It is filled with charm and humor with a bit of history thrown in for good measure!

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

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    The opening of the book starts off about a wealthy parent, Mrs.

    The opening of the book starts off about a wealthy parent, Mrs. Callahan seeking a new sitter, but oddly doesn't have to interact with the kids. The new sitter has state-of-the-art technology to monitor with video footage and speak to the children on a microphone. Reading this bothered me dearly since I used to be a caregiver, no interaction, touch, but only directing and seeing children on technological equipment and expecting them to behave practically on their own.

    A chapter later, the adventure begins...what's behind the door to explore. This takes me back to when I first read C.S. Lewis' children novel "Chronicles of Narnia." Although the adventure starts with precious jewels, gold, and meeting Leprechauns and hearing about the horrid stories of the trolls who kept requiring their gold even though the Vikings are no more, this former teacher (M.J. Evans) finds a way to not only make this novel adventurous but a tool for showcasing historical events around 1062AD where the Vikings were destroyed by the King of England. It also teaches independence, to fight for what you believe in and hold so dearly, and strategically as well as collectively unite as a unit to win the battle that lies ahead. Each person uses their talents, intellect, or former learning skills to stand against their worst enemy with speaking up for their rights or simply will have to physically fight. This adventure finds a way for young people to see and utilize their talents collectively and freely to do what is right for the common good.

    Dream 4 More Reviews has received North Mystic by the author for a book review.

    Dream 4 More Reviews,
    What a Dream!
    Adrienna Turner

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