STORY-LINE THE MAGICIAN’S DREAM:
Author LeAnn Mathis’ creation, The Magician’s Dream, is an intriguing children’s fantasy novel. Franklin lives during the turbulent 60’s and dreams of a magic world at night. In his dream world, his dream friend Maggie and he are training for battle using magic. In life, Franklin a black child of the sixties meets the real Maggie the first day at his new school. Maggie, white and from racial ideologies of the 60’s home life, dreams the same dreams as Franklin.
Franklin suddenly realizes his two worlds have collided. How is that possible? Is his and Maggie’s dream world real? Can they save the world, their dreams, and improve their way of life?
Children’s will love this story of good and evil, magic and the ordinary world. My children’s fiction novel review of The Magician’s Dream follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Firstly, let me say, I found the premise of the story intriguing and original. Secondly, Mathis created a story-line which will hold the interest of child or adult. Seen through the eyes of a child, the racial issues of the sixties take a front row seat. As a result, we find the lessons of patience and tolerance taught by the author.
The plot and pacing of the story were on target with the length of the book. Also, Mathis brought together the plot lines and formed a teaching story for the child or adult. All children love the possibility of magic and hidden worlds, as well as, having talents unknown by others. What child does not dream of changing the world and being a hero? The characters grew throughout the story as they come to understand the world is not perfect. Patience and time are required for change, rather than forced by magic.
Finally, in concluding my review of The Magician’s Dream, I found a well written, solid story which will appeal to older children.
THE MAGICIAN’S DREAM RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
In addition, I would hesitate to buy this book for a child.
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest children’s novel review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. No one influenced my voluntary children’s novel review.