Magelica’s Voyage & The Rescue (Magelica’s Voyage, Book 1 & 2) Book Review.

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Magelica’s Voyage, Book 1

received the paperback copies of the books sent across the oceans from Canada all the way to India. To say I was amazed and happy was an understatement, I had no idea I had been chosen to get the paperbacks. Thank you so much. The quality of the book, the paper, printing and the lovely illustrations made me a little girl once again! So excited I was to get the books, I immediately sat down to read.
A beautiful angelic girl who is trying to find answers for herself, discovering her magic and inner strength. Making friends and learning,  mystical creatures and flying to unknown places; Magelica’s Journey is one incredible book.
First, as soon as I saw the book with its beautiful pictures and images I was enamored, eagerly turning the pages. Each picture a work of art, beautifully complementing the story; making it a delight to read.
Magecila with Tris, her pet Dragon  pulled me into the story immediately, I was a little girl, along with her as she traveled and explored. The books emphasis on having faith, trusting our instincts and believing in ourselves makes is special – a story with a message.
These lines from the book have so much meaning and depth; a mother’s melody of love.
“Come summer rain and winter snow,
My love is there wherever you go;
Over mountains high and oceans deep,
My love will guide you awake or asleep.”
 I read these lines to my son and he loved them and we often hum them now. Wizards, magic, beautiful prose, excellent language, pretty pictures and flying all lead up to a big adventure and new friends.
Love, honesty, imagination, seeking knowledge all the qualities we wish our children to emulate are woven into this story. I liked this book for its meaningful story, morals and the lessons we learned as we read Magelica’s Voyage. A must read for lovers of mystery, fairy tales, and adventure.
Follow the words of Louise Courey Nadeau, Believe in love and trust that love is the key to being happy!”
Mesmerizing Magelica!!
(I received a copy of the books from the author, the reviews are my own unbiased views.)
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The Rescue, (Magelica’s Voyage, Book 2)

This tale of The Rescue continues with Magelica’s journey as she goes to search for Prince Will. She keeps her faith, belief in herself and trusting her instincts. This book is just as well written and executed by Louise as the first one. The book continues where  Magelica finished her journey and  dreams of a prince in trouble.
She follows her heart and flies off to rescue Will, finding courage in laughter and her belief in magic. The book delivers it a message with a gripping tale filled with danger and mystery.
“Where there’s a Will,
there’s a way.

The Isle of Darkness and the Isle of Dreams and many funny things in between make an absorbing read. Learning and fun all wrapped up in this striking picture story book.

I found only one thing odd that Magelica is always dressed in her bathrobe; I think she needs a change of clothes for her next adventure. The part when Odin was shocked to needles in this adventure, make me laugh so much. The Rescue adds so much to Magelica’s story, peppered with fun, laughter, and faith; facing new dangers and making new friends.

The second part of the reaffirms her confidence and highlights the power of laughter and love. One gives her the strength and the other guides her path as she embarks on her adventures.

“Cheering, singing and laughing all day,
Takes all your worries and fears away.
When you open your eyes and put on a smile,
You’ll only see good for a long, long while.”
A storybook to remind us that courage, love, and a little laughter will ease any journey ensuring our success.  Even hardships have a purpose, making us stronger. There are new adventures ahead and so much more to do as I look forward to Magelica’s next adventure.
(I received a copy of the books from the author, the reviews are my own unbiased views.)


About the Books

Magelica’s Voyage, Book 1


Title: Magelica’s Voyage | Author: Louise Courey Nadeau | Publication Date: June 1, 2013 | Publisher: Magelica Inc. | Pages: 48 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 10 Summary: Who ever heard of a girl being hatched from an egg the colour of sapphires? Magelica doesn’t know where she came from or who she really is. But when she’s transported to the Isle of Dreams in a flying bathtub, she launches into an adventure of discovery, and learns that wonderful things can happen when she uses her imagination, believes, opens her heart and trusts in love. Come fly with her and discover for yourself the power of imagination, gratitude, believing in yourself, and love! In this special first voyage, fantasy, adventure, magical illustrations, empowering messages, and a wonderful cast of enchanting characters come together as Magelica takes young girls and the special people in their lives on a fun, inspiring voyage about making your life magical.

* Available in English / French / Spanish *

Amazon | Goodreads


The Rescue, (Magelica’s Voyage, Book 2)

Magelica The Rescue

Title: The Rescue (Magelica’s Voyage, Book 2) | Author: Louise Courey Nadeau | Publication Date: May 27, 2015 | Publisher: Magelica Inc. | Pages: 48 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 10 Summary: When Magelica dreams of the prince lost on a deserted island, she realizes that it could lead to his rescue. She returns to the Isle of Dreams to tell Queen Raya what she knows. Can they save Prince Will before it’s too late? Will the power of laughter and love be enough?

* Available in English / French / Spanish *

Amazon | Goodreads


The Buzz About the Books

“Magelica’s Voyage is an inspiring, magical tale of a world that I did not want to leave. The author’s imagination takes off with vivid magical characters transformed into beautiful illustrations that your child will love… When you open this book you’ll instantly discover that magic is indeed in the air.” ~ 5 Star Review, StevieV, Amazon
“This is a wonderful, enchanting book! The story is so imaginative and the illustrations are beautiful! It is delightful to join Magelica on her adventure to the Isle of Dreams, and it is great to see such a positive, confident heroine.” ~ 5 Star Review, Laurie J., Amazon
“Magelica is easy to love; a child who accepts herself as she is but who questions the very world around her, is someone many children will be able to relate to. Give this wonderful story a try- you won’t be sorry you did.” ~ 5 Star Review, Shelley V., Amazon
“Magelica’s Voyage by Louise Courey Nadeau is a beautifully written enchanting tale filled with alluring adventure. The story is magnificently illustrated, from the winsome depiction of Magelica to the creative Isle of Dreams, the authors gifted imagination is prevalent on every page… I highly recommend picking up a copy..” ~ 5 Star Review, Stacie T., Amazon
“I recommend it to every kid between the age of 3 until 9 whether it is a girl or boy. The energy when reading it is indescribable. Both [books] are well made and I recommend it to every parent that cares about how their children should be raised!” ~ 5 Star Review, Hassan, Amazon
“The Rescue is a beautifully illustrated and beautifully written children’s story with an important message about being happy and staying positive, even in very difficult circumstances. Louise Courey Nadeau presents this gentle lesson in a light-hearted and brilliantly illustrated manner that draws in readers young and old.” ~ Bil Howard, Reader’s Favorite, 5 Star Review
“Magelica’s Voyage: The Rescue by Louise Courey Nadeau is a beautiful story that will teach kids valuable lessons pertaining to staying true to their heart.” ~ 5 Star Review, Jeff, Amazon

About the Author: Louise Courey Nadeau

Louise Courey Nadeau

Louise Courey Nadeau is Passionate about empowering and inspiring children around the world, Louise Courey Nadeau, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and mother of two girls and two boys created her first fairy tale Magelica’s Voyage, with the second book in the series, The Rescue, launched June 2015. “Through life’s trials and tribulations, I always believed I could. With the Magelica book series. my goal is to take young girls and their parents and teachers on empowering adventures and to inspire and encourage them to believe that they are amazing just the way they are, and to discover the power of love, positivity, and believing in themselves. “Magelica’s Voyage is inspired by my life, my family, and the special people and places I love”, says Courey Nadeau. “All of the characters in the story, including Magelica are reflections of the person I am- the wacky part, the funny part, the philosopher, the teacher, the caretaker, the chosen mom, the giver, and of course the dreamer. What would Magelica do, I often ask, and I get the answer. When you fly with Magelica, the possibilities are endless and there is magic all around.” To read her blogs and learn more about Louise Courey Nadeau please visit Magelica’s Voyage website at You can also follow Magelica on FB, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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