Gertrude and the Magical Fish

Gertrude and the Magical Fish

by Angela Emily Neveins

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BN ID: 2940148223801
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/17/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 28
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Angela Emily Neveins is a Jamaican born author. She grew up and lived in Springfield, Massachusetts. Currently residing in Houston, Texas, Angela has worked hard to set a fine example for her five children. By overcoming the negativity which prevented her from writing for so long, Angela is hoping to set an example for her children, the way Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling, Mia Angelou, and Terry McMillian, have inspired her that anyone can achieve their dreams.

Angela owes thanks to the support of her mother, her brother Reggie and his wife Bianca.
When she is not writing, Angela enjoys exercising, listening to music, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and movies, and traveling.

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Gertrude and the Magical Fish 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BooksRMagicVR More than 1 year ago
"Gertrude and the Magical Fish" is about friendship and love. Targeted towards kids, this book will make a good pick for book club reads. Gertrude lives with her cat, Mr. Whiskers, in Avalon, where nature is at its best. All her relatives have gone far to other places and so she lives alone now. But, she enjoys this life so close to nature. After a few years though, she misses companionship of something other than her cat. She starts crying near a lake and a talking fish appears and asks about the reason of her sorrow. What did the fish going to offer to a old woman? How long is it going to last? Limited and delightful pictures make the book more fun to read. The writing is simple and elegant, so that it can reach the kids easily. There are very few characters, but they are so lovable and generate a positive attitude towards life, that you can't help admiring them. It's a simple and sweet story with a strong message. Letting go of something/someone you love is painful, but necessary. This message is given out to kids in a very skillful way. A picture book with endearing characters and a positive message!
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
Gertrude lived in Avalon, the most perfect place there ever was. She had everything she could ever want, except companionship. Her cat, Mr. Whiskers, keeps her company, but she would get lonely for someone to talk to. One day she sat beside a stream and cried. Her crying brings a friend from an unexpected place. This was an enjoyable read. It would make a perfect bedtime story for any age child. While reading it, I could imagine how it looked just from the descriptions. It left me with a feel good attitude long after reading it.
Francine1440 More than 1 year ago
Gertrude and the Magical Fish is a sweet little children’s book written by first time author Angela Emily Neveins and illustrated by Mahfuja Selim. Gertrude is an elderly lady who lives in the magical kingdom of Avalon with her cat Mr. Whiskers. She is very lonely and one day comes across a talking fish that turns into a little girl. This is a lovely little story that teaches the idea that sometimes giving up someone you love to make them happy will end up with you being happy as well. The book explains it much better than I do. The vocabulary is appropriate for children to have the book read to them and the illustrations are bright and cheerful. I read this on my ereader which doesn’t always work well for picture books but Gertrude and the Magical Fish turned out not too bad although the actual book would be more entertaining for a child. The cover is appealing and attractive. This is a delightful book with a subtle yet lovely message.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gertrude and the Magical Fish is a great book I gave a copy to my niece and she love it. If you love  grandma, cats and a magical fish you will definitely like this book.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite Gertrude and the Magic Fish is a children’s book written by Angela Emily Neveins and illustrated by Mahfuja Selim. Once upon a time there a little old lady named Gertrude who lived at Avalon. It was a very nice place to live, but her family had grown up and left home, leaving her to live alone with her cat, Mr. Whiskers. They had a happy and contented life. Gertrude raised beautiful flowers and delicious fruit and took long walks. She was happy, but she missed her family. One day, when she was taking a walk by a peaceful stream, she was overcome with her emotions and began to cry. A fish swam by and discovered the old woman sobbing. After asking why, the fish became a cute little girl with bulging eyes. The child, Leeka, came to live with Gertrude, who loved and treated her like a granddaughter. After quite some time, Leeka began to miss her family. Gertrude encouraged her to return to the water and be a fish again. While Gertrude missed Leeka, she knew she had done the right thing.   Gertrude and the Magic Fish is a delightful read, demonstrating that sometimes you have to let go of the ones you love. The illustrations are beautifully done with bright colors. I love the way the illustrator created faces that conveyed the emotions of the characters. The story is cute and easy to understand. I would suggest this book for preschoolers and lower elementary students. This tale will be a nice addition to a child’s book shelf or a classroom shelf.