Have you ever imagined a world parallel to our own? A world in which whimsy and magic are as commonplace as electricity is to us?
Such a place can be found in Jorie and the Gold Key by A.H. Richardson. The second installment in a fanciful series, Jorie and the Gold Key picks up where the first book, Jorie and the Magic Stones, left off.
Overview of Jorie and the Gold Key:
Jorie, a red-haired dynamo with a vivacious personality and a quick wit, has newly discovered that she is an Atir- a person of mystical and outstanding importance- in the world of Cabrynthius, a magical world accessed at the bottom of the tarn, or lake, on her great-aunt’s property.
After saving the world of Cabrynthius from the evil Lord Fodomalk, Jorie is once again summoned to come to the rescue after Fodomalk gets his hands on three magical stones that could potentially give him the power to rule their world. Assisted by her loveable, yet clumsy, best friend Rufus and a stuffy new acquaintance, Nigel, Jorie sets out courageously to save the day and win some new friends along the way.
My Take on This Book:
Jorie and the Gold Key is a wonderfully imaginative tale that is perfect for children in upper elementary through middle school, although I’m sure children of all ages would enjoy this as a read-aloud.
As a mom of many, I sometimes find it hard to pay much attention to what I’m reading due to the sheer amount of activity in my home, but I had no trouble at all reading this. Both of the books in this series are fast-paced and the author has written the characters in such a way that you actually care about them.
As a homeschooling mom who prioritizes our read-aloud time above any of our other educational activities, I am thrilled to have found yet another story to share with my children that we will remember for a long time to come.
I highly recommend both books in this series as light summer reading for your adolescent or as fun selections for you to share with your younger children. They are guaranteed to get their creativity soaring!
(Disclaimer- I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)