The Magical World of Sebella

The Magical World of Sebella

by Thea Berg

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ISBN-13: 9781626756977
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 84
File size: 402 KB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

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The Magical World of Sebella 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite The Magical World of Sebella by Thea Berg is a delightful book about Sebella, a witch who occupies a house once owned by a magician. Strange things happen in that house. A gargoyle's statue in the house comes to life when it is accidentally knocked down by Sebella's cousin. That way many weird things happen and the adventure begins from there. The magician himself does not know what is happening and he needs your help to save the castle. The author has created a magical, whimsical world that can fascinate both young and old alike. Fantasy tales always take us to a magical world and give us the opportunity to dream, imagine, and unleash our thoughts. These types of books can actually stimulate the minds of children because it makes them think and use their creativity to create something unique, innovative, and amusing. The clues and the riddles at the end are interesting for readers. The creativity and imagination of the children are exposed to a different level, enabling them to break free from the barriers that fence their thinking.  All the characters are sketched very well, with humor, adventure, magic and fun woven through the incidents, making it an amusing read. The story is fast paced so readers will not want to put it down. The author's first venture is absolutely endearing and we are hoping to read many more magical stories from her.
bamauthor More than 1 year ago
This book is the author’s first short novel. The plot moves along quickly with well developed characters and lots of twists and turns. Vocabulary in the book is not too difficult allowing most beginning chapter readers to access it without too much difficulty. The author provides a comprehensive list of questions which may be used as a guide to developing a discussion and comprehension of the tale. Sebella is a nine year old witch who is part of a “unique” family living in Skullvilla. On this particular rainy day, she is bored so she begs her mother to allow her to see who has just moved across the street. Her mother does not want to go out and get her hair wet, but Sebella manages to use her powers to suddenly end the rain and clear things up quickly. The neighbor turns out to be the witch Eloise, a former friend of her mother. Sebella, the new neighbor’s daughter, Kendall, Sebella’s cousin, Prudence, and Sebella’s, brother, Drac are now playing a board game in the living room. Suddenly, Prudence drops a gargoyle statue and its red laser eyes bore a deep crack in the fireplace wall. So the adventure begins! The children crawl into the tunnel which opens to a castle. Dimitrius, the Lord of the Castle, informs them they must get rid of the Shadows, slay the dragons and eliminate the Villainous Mentalist (who used to own Sebella’s house). Certainly a tall order! Though it seems an insurmountable task, the children are ready and willing to attempt it. Their journey forces them to explore many rooms of the castle. Turns out they receive some unexpected help along the way. Will they succeed in all three tasks and find a way to escape and find their way home? If they are successful, will their lives be changed forever? A delightful and exciting read for tweens and teens and/or adults. Looking forward to reading more adventures from this new and talented author.