Matthew has a big secret. He can fix things magically. Matthew secretly uses his magic to fix things for his family and friends. Later, he expands his magical good deeds by fixing things in his neighborhood. Matthew’s friend, Lily, suspects something is special about him. Matthew must decide whether to tell her the truth or not.
Announcing: Magical Matthew
I am pleased and delighted to have Kevin Scott Collier illustrate Magical Matthew. Kevin is a delight to work with and does amazing illustrations making the story come alive in a "magical" way.
Magical Matthew can help teachers and parents show the importance of using your strengths and talents for good. It shows how good it feels to help your friends and take care of your neighborhood. This book is suitable for children ages 4 through 9.
Available from: www.guardianangelpublishing.com/matthew.htm
also www.amazon.com, and www.barnesandnoble.com
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Here's the first stop, if you can stop by and comment:
There are interviews and background about my book and the next books in my Magical series:
Magical Mea Goes to School, and
Magical M and M
Plus my Halloween book, Ten Little Tricksters, coming later this year.
Friday, January 24, 2014
There are many lessons young children can learn from reading Magical Matthew, but two stand out.
First, you can use your talents to make a difference. The author has Matthew cleaning up litter left by others. What a great lesson for young children to learn.
The second is the value of true friendship. Matthew’s best friend is Lily. Lily is handicapped, but her disability does not stop Matthew from playing and being friends with her. In fact, they do just about everything together.
In a world where bullying has become the norm, it was very refreshing to see how Matthew interacts with Lily.
My favorite part of the book is when Lily finds out that Matthew has magical powers. Lily talks Matthew into using his powers to do many good deeds.
Lily nodded. “But you can do a lot. Remember how the beach was all trashy last year, and how long it took for the city to clean it? You could clean it instantly.”
The two friends talked a long time about the things he could fix, and things they could do together. They would be on the look out for things that needed to be painted, cleaned up, or repaired. Then Matthew would do something each day. It would be like a good deed of the day.
Kevin Collier’s artwork enhances the story. The detailed images are outstanding and help the reader connect with what is going on in the story.
Magical Matthew is a great book that teachers and parents can use to teach children about friendship, trust, and the joy of doing good deeds. Children from all cultures will enjoy this delightful book.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I've had a wonderful couple of weeks! November 20-22nd, I went to Miami to receive my Bronze Medal for Magical Mathew! I met some lovely authors and went to the huge Miami International Book Fair. There were some lovely speakers (see 11/26/13 post). Here are the official photos:
When I returned from Miami, it was a rush to get ready for Thanksgiving (overcooked the pie and stopped up the drain with potato peelings!) Still, we had a wonderful family gathering at my brother's.
Today was the icing on the cake:
I received my Creative Child Magazine Kids' Holiday Gift edition and found that Magical Mea won a Preferred Choice Award from Moms and Educators!