This is the first in The Magic Book series where twin sisters, Sophie and Felicity, happen across a plain, leather-bound notebook at their school, only it's far from ordinary; it holds a secret. The Book isn't the only thing that's not as it might appear to be; there's something very special about a tree that grows within the school playground too!
Meanwhile, hidden from view in a parallel world call Serenia, the fairies work tirelessly to keep the balance of nature in both their world, and ours. When Serenia flourishes, Earth flourishes, if Serenia were to fall, Earth will fall too - and the unthinkable is happening!
It's a race against time as Sophie and Felicity learn that they are our last hope. They will need to have great courage, conviction and most importantly - unshakable belief in fairies and magic, if they are to stand any chance of out-witting The Wicked One.
But, will it prove too much for these shy, unconfident sisters? Will they be able to find the inner strength and self-belief they're going to need - before it's too late...!
About the Author
My twin girls, Sophie and Felicity, told me this weekend that I’m still a teenager! Yay! They added that it’s not just because I scrape in at a petite five foot tall, still love to ride ponies and roller skate (well, my husband does have a roller skating club!) But that I also write great stories filled with magic, fairies, mermaids and Unipegs (horses; half Unicorn, half Pegasus ) all on their request! They didn’t mention whether my looks are those of a teenager, other than my height - and I wasn’t brave enough to ask! My plan was for just the one book, but I happily went on to write book two then three and now the fourth. Okay, I admit it, I’m addicted to writing! It’s absorbing, mind stretching and exhilarating - especially when I see my children become so excited as I read to them. Unless, of course, I’m trying to get them to sleep, that is. So be warned; they’ve (happily) been described as ‘page turners’ by my readers - and that includes the parents who enjoyed them too. In fact, I'm really excited to be able to share with you that a recent Bloomsbury critique of my first two books, has described them as: "Plot driven, imaginative stories, that I can see having real appeal for younger readers." And as having, "vivid characterisation and an inventive world." Amazingly encouraging feedback from such a well respected, mainstream publisher! I also enjoy my time out on school visits, 'book-ish' fun days at bookshops and working as an Ambassador for The Publisher's Association, helping to promote reading - of which I'm passionate about! One of my goals was also to produce paper copies, and I’m very happy to say that I’ve achieved it. They look great too - thanks to my mother, Margaret Alford, for all the beautiful illustrations. Thanks also, to FeedaRead for your brilliant customer service. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing my stories with your children for years to come, as much as I have enjoyed creating and sharing them with mine :) Right, on with book 4!